Modern Languages (French and Hebrew) BA - Zeev Duckworth

Student profile: Zeev Duckworth

Degree: Modern Languages (French and Hebrew) BA
Fourth year
Subject area: European Languages, Culture and Society

Various aspects of my degree programme are enjoyable for different reasons: the compulsory year abroad offered a great opportunity to experience tertiary education in very different environments; classes in which you can tell that the teacher is passionate about the material being taught inspires in us a similar passion; and the choice of classes available enable us to specialise if we so choose or to take a broader range of subjects.

I chose my degree programme because languages fascinate me. I chose French and Hebrew specifically because they were two foreign languages in which I received part of my formal education before coming to university. Additionally, the breadth and variety of courses offered within the spectrum of modern languages (literature, history, politics, linguistics) also played a part. I wanted to come to UCL for two main reasons: it was one of the only universities to offer such a combination and it is a very well-respected institute of higher education.

When not studying, I tend to either be involved in something for the Jewish community or in social activities (going to the theatre, musicals, markets, etc.)