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    #1

    I'm a major student in English Language

    Hello everyone,

    is it correct to say:
    I'm a major student in English Language.

    And is there a better way to say it?

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    #2

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    It's not correct. Say I'm an English Language major. "Student" is implied by ​major.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    ... or "I'm a student majoring in [whatever you major in]." would be OK.

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    #4

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    Or "I am an English major".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Aug-2017 at 08:39. Reason: Adding quotation marks.

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    #5

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    Another variant could be:

    "I am a student with a major in English language studies."
    Experience is recognizing a mistake the second time you make it.
    You don't go to an Englishman when you want good pierogi.

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    #6

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    In BE we don't use 'major(ing)'.

    'I'm reading/studying English.'
    'Paul Dance is working towards an MA in fine arts.'
    'Ellie Mentary is studying for a doctorate in education.'

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    #7

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    Students studying just one subject at a British university would use the phrases in the previous post. However, it is possible to study two subjects at the same time, with the same weight given to both subjects. This is called a "Combined Honours" degree (also known as a "Dual" or "Joint" degree). It is also possible to study two subjects but for more time to be given to one subject - that is call your major subject. The other is called your minor subject.

    Have a look at this page from the University of Leicester.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: I'm a major student in English Language

    Does "I'm a student specializing/specialising in criminal law.", for example, work in BrE?

    Thank you.

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