Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) is a hugely flexible course that allows you to explore the history, film, art, literature, linguistics, and thought of the languages that you study. In my first year alone, I studied medieval French literature, 17th century Mexican poetry, and French Nouvelle Vague cinema!
Jesus is the perfect place to study MML at Cambridge. With its beautiful, spacious grounds and friendly, tight-knit community of students and staff, it’s a supportive and stimulating place to work and live. There’s always something going on in College, from sport and chapel events to college bops and formal dinners.
The Cambridge MML course offers the option of studying one language from scratch, so I chose to study French alongside Spanish from scratch. Although I have only been learning Spanish for just over a year, I’m astonished by how quickly I’ve been able to develop my grammar, vocabulary, and spoken skills! Supervision style teaching is great for languages students, as the small group conversation classes with native speakers really allow us to improve our grammar and spoken ability.
Joining societies has been the most enjoyable part of my time in Cambridge so far. I’ve sung in the college chapel, rowed on the River Cam, and even written for Varsity newspaper. Jesus College also organises language café events and MML socials, which provide even more ways to practise your languages and get to know the vibrant MML community. It’s always helpful to be able to discuss your studies with someone who has recently been in your shoes!