I'm a major student in English Language

JaziKO

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Hello everyone,

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

And is there a better way to say it?
 

GoesStation

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

tzfujimino

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

andrewg927

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Or "I am an English major".
 
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Lynxear

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Another variant could be:

"I am a student with a major in English language studies."
 

Rover_KE

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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.'
 

emsr2d2

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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.
 

tzfujimino

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

Thank you.
 
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