Matthew is studying French and European Studies at Nottingham Trent University, and is just starting his year abroad studying at the Université de Franche-Comté in Besançon. Before he left he completed a survey about areas of his personality, which he will complete again on his return after his year abroad to see the difference it had made. Here's how it works and how it can help.
Matthew is studying French and European Studies at Nottingham Trent University, and is preparing for his year abroad studying at the Université de Franche-Comté in Besançon. Here is his advice about how to describe your language ability in interviews and on your CV, no matter which country you're in.
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