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Foreign Languages courses for members of the general public and staff

Find out what language courses we offer and information on how to enrol.

Foreign Language Course students taking part in a class discussion in a classroom
Develop your language and intercultural skills

Our languages

Our language courses have been running for over twenty years and are designed and delivered by qualified and experienced native speaker teachers. Studying with us will give you the opportunity to join a vibrant learning community, made up of students, members of staff at the University and members of the general public.

We offer courses in eight different languages, all starting from beginner level.

Our courses run either during the day or in the evening, so you are sure to find one that fits in with your schedule.

You can find information about the levels we offer by visiting the language page you are interested in:

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 inclusive and accessible, and they will support you in your language learning in an informal, but structured way. We focus our teaching on you as an individual to ensure that you get personalised input.

Class delivery

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all our language classes are online until further notice. Watch the short video below to find out how this will work. If you have any other questions, please contact Foreign Languages.

Class sizes

For online classes, there is a maximum of 20 students per class.

Completion certificate

On successful completion of your course (excellent attendance and progression) 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.

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 how to order it.


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.

Online foreign language lessons: requirements and expectations

Find out how online classes will work.


If you have any questions, please contact us.