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Former pupil Toby Bromfield visits the MFL classes for a motivational talk

Before returning to his French and Italian course at Reading University this September, Toby kindly spent two days in the Modern Foreign Languages department talking to GCSE and A Level pupils about his experience as a language student. From his GCSEs to his struggles with the A Level course, Toby explained how spending his gap year aupairing abroad changed him, and he found the urge to encourage​ other students to do the same.

Achieving his dream of fluency in a few months, he gained the confidence to change course at university and thrive in his language studies. He gave many motivating facts as to why studying languages was beneficial for brain power, future career prospects and fun! Toby also shared his best tips for using the internet to improve linguistic skills. All had the opportunity to ask questions, and the A Level students found Toby a real mine of information.

We are all very grateful for Toby’s time, and we are sure his words and stories will confirm or even ignite further language vocations in the future.

Un grand MERCI!


The MFL Department

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