Modern and Medieval Languages
The Student Experience
French & German, 2009
I first discovered the wonderful Trinity Hall on a beautiful May day of my AS–level year. A friendly guide in the form of Hannah, a Trinity Hall PhD student and now good friend of mine, had spoken so warmly and enthusiastically of the College: and as soon as I had seen Latham Lawn bathed in the sun and the Jerwood library overhanging the river, I knew exactly what she meant. I immediately got a buzz from the place: and that’s a feeling that still hasn’t gone away...more
French & Italian, 2010
I am a second-year at Trinity Hall and so far I have had an incredible time studying languages. As well as thoroughly enjoying the diversity of the course, I have had the opportunity to take part in lots of different College activities from playing football to running a choir. The language students at Trinity Hall are a fantastic group of fun and interesting people – some of my best friends are linguists, and not just from my own year! From my experience, Trinity Hall is a beautiful, friendly and welcoming College.
French & German, 2010
Studying languages at Trinity Hall is great because of the close contact between staff and students, weekly informal vocab tests, film nights, frizbee matches, oral sessions, occasional dancing on tables, etc. I've found it good to be at a smaller College where linguists make up a relatively large proportion of the student body, with many more hours of contact time and more collaboration with other students than is normal with other humanities subjects.
Arabic & German, 2011
Studying languages at Trinity Hall (within the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies course, in my case) really does open up new opportunities for you – it gave me an excellent excuse to travel around and talk to people I otherwise never would have met. My studies in Arabic and German cover an unusually wide range of humanities topics; and I am very well-supported by the Collge teaching staff. Even though they really look after us, there is a lot of freedom to study or visit whatever or wherever interests you.
French & German, 2010
Studying German and French at Trinity Hall has been a truly enlightening and enjoyable experience. Enlightening because the supervisions have been incredibly mind-broadening, allowing me to use the languages to explore literature, philosophy, history and psychoanalysis. Enjoyable because Trinity Hall does a fantastic job of creating a bonded community of linguists who look out for each over the four years.
Russian & German, 2010
Studying languages at Trinity Hall in my year of ten students (!) has been a clear team effort from the start, whether we've been on the ultimate frisbee pitch, grafting for vocab tests or sharing thoughts, books and pizza. Studying with a group of people I count among my closest friends has made my first two years fascinating and hilarious.
Spanish & French, 2010
I wouldn't change studying modern languages at Trinity Hall for anything: I have made great friends amongst my fellow students, in all years; the teaching staff are so welcoming and give up huge amounts of time to ensure the most productive linguistic experience possible; and there is no other College that is more fun than Trinity Hall!
Spanish & Russian, 2008
Trinity Hall's reputation as one of Cambridge's friendliest Colleges is particularly true in the case of MML. The college's support for its MML students is definitely among the best in the University, and the linguists are always a tight-knit group.