Foreign Languages Centre

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University Staff

Our language classes have been running for over twenty years and are designed and delivered by qualified and experienced native speaker teachers. Studying with us will enable you to enjoy learning with a diverse group made up of members of University staff, students and members of the general public.

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Languages we offer

Choose the language or languages you are interested in studying and then the day and times which suit you best:

  • Arabic
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
Language Level Day & Time Location
Arabic Complete beginner Tuesday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Arabic Lower Intermediate Wednesday, 18:45-20:15 Campus
Levantine Arabic Complete beginner Tuesday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
French Complete beginner Thursday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
French Lower Intermediate Tuesday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
French Intermediate Thursday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
French Upper Intermediate Wednesday, 18:45-20:15 Campus
French Advanced Advanced Tuesday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
French Intermediate Tuesday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
French Advanced Friday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
German Complete beginner Wednesday, 18:15-19:45 Campus
German Lower Intermediate Monday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
German Intermediate Wednesday, 18:00-20:00 Campus
German Advanced Advanced Tuesday, 18:00-20:00 Virgil Building
Lunchtime German Complete beginner Wednesday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
Italian Complete beginner Thursday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Italian Lower Intermediate Wednesday, 18:45-20:15 Campus
Italian Advanced Advanced Wednesday, 18:15-19:45 Campus
Italian Advanced Advanced Thursday, 15:00-17:00 BRLSI
Lunchtime Italian Complete beginner Thursday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
Lunchtime Italian Lower Intermediate Wednesday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
Japanese Complete beginner Wednesday 18:45-20:15 Campus
Japanese Lower Intermediate Tuesday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Mandarin Chinese Complete beginner Wednesday, 18:15-20:15 Campus
Brazilian Portuguese Complete beginner Thursday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Brazilian Portuguese Lower Interemediate Tuesday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Spanish Complete beginner Thursday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Spanish Lower Intermediate Monday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Spanish Intermediate Thursday, 19:15-20:45 Campus
Spanish Upper Intermediate Wednesday 18:45-20:15 Campus
Spanish Complete beginner Thursday, 13:15-14:05 Campus
Spanish  Advanced Thursday, 13:15-14:05  Campus

About our classes

We meet weekly, with classes running at different times of the day and for different lengths of time. All of our classes are fun-filled, inclusive and accessible, and will support you in your langauge learning. We focus our teaching on you as an individual to ensure that you get personalised input and the opportunity to shine.

Class sizes

Our classes range from a minimum of seven students to a maximum of 25 students.

Completion Certificate

On successful completion of your course you can apply to receive a certificate from us. This may be of value in increasing your employment potential in a market where language skills are highly valued, or you may simply wish to receive recognition of your achievement. We structure our courses taking the Common European Framework as a reference, so your competence will be recognised nationally and internationally.

Course materials

We will email you with details of what course materials you will need following your enrolment. This will include information about which book you will be using and details about how to order it.

Self-study

To help you to get the best out of learning a language, we would advise you to study between classes. Your teacher will tell you at the beginning of the course what types of homework will be most appropriate to you.

As a student studying with us, you will also have access to the Language Learning Zone. This is a physical and virtual space where you can access reading resources, DVDs and specialist software programmes.

Dates and fees

You can take 11-week courses in autumn and spring, and shorter six-week courses in the summer. Course costs depend on when you take the course and the course length.

Autumn Term

2 October 2017 to 15 December 2017

Spring Term

5 February 2018 to 4 May 2018

Time of day Length Cost
Daytime 50 minutes £77
Daytime 120 minutes £140
Evening 90 minutes £110
Evening 120 minutes £140

Summer Term

7 May 2018 to 15 June 2018

Time of day Length Cost
Daytime 50 minutes £50
Daytime 120 minutes £95
Evening 90 minutes £75
Evening 120 minutes £95

Enrolment

Please download and complete an enrolment form and email this to us.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw from a course or class at any time you will only be entitled to a refund in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Head of the Foreign Languages Centre; a £15 charge to cover administration costs will be applied. The Head may request evidence to support the request for a refund such as a doctor’s certificate or a letter from an employer.

Refunds may take up to six weeks to process from date of cancellation.

Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes to the programme, published details may be altered without notice at any time. We reserves the right to withdraw or amend any part of this programme without prior notice. 

You have the right to cancel your enrolment within 14 days of the agreement being made.