If you have a passion for travel, enjoy learning about new countries and cultures, and have an aptitude for learning different languages, then taking a Languages degree could lead to your perfect career.
Submitting a good personal statement is the first thing you’ll need to do when apply to university, so here’s a sample Languages personal statement to show you how it’s done.
Growing up in a family where my parents were from two different countries allowed me to be immersed in a multicultural community from an early age. As my mother is French and my father is Spanish I was multilingual as a child and enjoyed learning more languages when I reached secondary school.
Having studied French at secondary school I am a fluent French speaker and have also spent many summers staying with family in France. This has allowed me to experience first-hand another culture and this inspired me to want to learn more about other world cultures.
I also studied German at school and visited the country for a two week residential trip with the school where I experienced both rural and city life. The trip gave me the chance to develop my German speaking skills and gave me a greater insight into the daily life of a German citizen.
I have a trip to China planned for this summer where I hope to begin learning Mandarin Chinese and gain an understanding of the Chinese culture and traditions that have developed over centuries.
Outside of my education I have a strong passion for teaching and try to find an opportunity to teach English to school children in every country I visit. My most interest teaching experience to date was teaching English in Peru to village children.
I am also a keen cyclist, swimmer, and runner, activities that I hope to continue whilst studying at university.
I hope that my degree will allow me a great opportunity to teach in other countries so that I can combine my passion for languages and cultures with my dedication to teaching and educating children.