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20 Things Modern Foreign Languages Students Never Want To Hear Again

As a Modern Foreign Languages student, there are some things you really don’t want to hear ever again.

1. “So, are you going to be a teacher or translator?”

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2. “I mean, what other jobs do you actually need a language for?”

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3. “Everyone just speaks English, don’t they?”

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4. “Say something in another language anyway, though. Go on.”

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5. “I bet you’re sick of people asking you to do that, aren’t you?”

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6. “I’m so jealous that you get to go on holiday as part of your degree.”

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7. “And that one of your exams is just a 15 minutes long conversation.”

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8. “I don’t even get why you’re stressing so much about it. It sounds great to me.”

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9. “I mean, you just have to talk, right? That’s literally it.”

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10. “You must be pretty much guaranteed a first, though.”

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11. “Language is so subjective. How can you go wrong? Seriously.”

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12. “I bet you use Google Translate all the time. You can be honest.”

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13. “What do you mean some of your essays are in English?! Isn’t that, like, cheating?”

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14. “I love that you do listening exams. It’s so cute.”

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15. “And exams that are just about grammar. I would love that.”

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16. “Would it not have been better to combine a language with something else, though?”

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17. “At the end of the day, what do languages actually count for when looking for a job?”

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18. “So, are you fluent now?”

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19. “Aren’t you worried you’ll forget it all eventually?”

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20. “I heard the best way to learn a language is actually just to move abroad, not study it.” 

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Just…no more, please. 🙃

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