MLAT Preparation Courses

Anyone aiming to study a Modern Languages course at the University of Oxford is going to need to be prepared for the admissions test: The MLAT. The MLAT covers a wide variety of languages and is vital in demonstrating your abilities to the Oxford admissions team in order to be invited to the interview stage.

Getting ready for the MLAT can be challenging, but help is always accessible if you feel uncertain about your skills. At UniAdmissions, we teach the crucial knowledge and abilities required not only to succeed in the MLAT but also throughout the entire Oxford application process. We offer a range of programmes, each of which is customized to fit your unique needs with the guidance of our skilled Oxbridge tutors, extensive resources, and intensive courses. Find out how UniAdmissions can triple your chances of success in your application today.

What is the MLAT?

The Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT) is Oxford's dedicated admissions test required by applicants of all language courses offered by the University of Oxford. The test covers a range of languages and features unique sections required for applicants of specific courses.

In the MLAT, you will need to complete just two out of 10 sections, which are dedicated to a variety of languages as well as sections relating to Philosophy and New Languages (LAT). Each section lasts 30 minutes (excluding the Philosophy Section which lasts 60) and consists of two pages of questions which include grammar and translation questions relating to your chosen language.

How To Prepare for the MLAT

Preparing for the MLAT comes down to understanding the languages and question styles that you will need to answer in the test. Ensure you know which sections you will need to do and use past papers and practice questions to build up your skills. Translation exercises are particularly helpful and can be done with practically any foreign language material. 

Questions in the LAT and Philosophy sections are more unique, so work through MLAT past papers and utilise MLAT support and resources in order to practice effectively. UniAdmissions offers you all of these resources and more, including expert tuition in our Modern Languages and MLAT Preparation Programmes to ensure you perform well and get your offer.

What MLAT Preparation Programme Is Best For Me?

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Our Complete Oxbridge Modern Langauges Premium Programme

The Modern Languages courses available at Oxford and Cambridge are two of the highest-rated in the world and are incredibly competitive. Starting your application preparation early will help you develop your skills and stand a better chance of gaining your offer, and our Modern Languages Premium Programme will help you get to where you need to be.

At UniAdmissions, you’ll have access to over 150 hours of study materials, which include our comprehensive curriculum and the expertise of our highly-informed Oxbridge tutors. Our resources and instructors will assist you in creating an exceptional Personal Statement, give you thorough preparation for the MLAT and provide you with the most effective interview techniques to make a powerful impact on the admission teams. With flexible one-to-one instruction sessions customised to meet your unique requirements, you’ll be equipped with all the necessary tools and support to achieve success.

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Our MLAT Specific Preparation Programme

Our MLAT Preparation Programme is perfect for those who want to focus on their MLAT performance to ensure they get a great score. When you enrol, you will have access to a full suite of support and resources that will help guide you to MLAT success. 

Our comprehensive syllabus provides 95 hours of study and the support of an expert Oxbridge tutor to help you with any areas that need additional attention. Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to attend weekly enrichment seminars with other students, designed to enhance your understanding of Modern Languages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All tutors are either current senior students, recent graduates or from a professional background that have taken the MLAT and scored in the top 10% in their admissions cycle. Our selection process ensures only the best tutors work for us, in roles most suited to their skill sets. You can read more about our tutors here.

We work with a limited number of students each year to ensure we can provide the best support suited for their particular needs.

Our Programmes have a structured syllabus, however, we tweak elements of the syllabus so the student is able to gain the most out of our support.

First and foremost, we assess whether the potential student has the right academic capabilities and profile to be realistically accepted to study at Oxford.

Secondly, we assess whether the student is capable and willing to put in the time required to create a strong application for Oxford.

Finally, we assess the student’s attitude and reasoning behind applying for Modern Languages at Oxford. This is one of our most important considerations.

If a student has below-average (but still realistic) grades, but the correct attitude, we would consider accepting them onto our Programme. Unfortunately, if the converse is the case, it’s unlikely the student would be accepted onto the Programme. Admissions Tutors look for passion, not just academic potential.

We do have ideal start times at points throughout the year, however, the syllabus can be adapted to suit your particular start time if you are accepted onto the Programme. Our Admissions Consultants can help you understand the Programme timeline in your specific case – all you need to do is ask.

Our success rate for our engaged students who make the most of their resources is 61%, meaning 61% of students we have worked with on this course successfully received an offer on an Oxbridge course. This is over 3 times higher than the average national success rate of 16%.

You’ll get access to all of our online MLAT resources, including realistic exam mock papers and online content to improve and boost your score. 

The MLAT is an entrance exam exclusive to Oxford’s Modern Language courses. Therefore, tuition for this specific exam is exclusive to the MLAT Programme and Oxbridge Modern Languages Programme. 

Yes, we have a lot of valuable information about how to prepare and score highly on the MLAT on our website. You can take a look at the articles on this page by clicking here.

The Programme Portal is where you will find all of the support and resources for your Programme.

You can think of the Portal as the hub of all the materials included within your Programme. If you are ever looking for a relevant book, an online course, course dates or anything along those lines, the Portal is very likely to be your answer.

You can also use the Portal to get in touch with our team at any point.

Your tuition will be held virtually via video calls. You will be able to specify any requirements when you apply for your programme, such as differences in time zones and times you won’t be available. We will work to find you a tutor who can work within any restrictions you may have.

Actual session times will then be organised between yourself and the tutor to best meet your needs.