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Foreign languages courses for members of the general public and staff

Find out more about the languages we offer.

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

When you study with us, you will join a vibrant learning community made up of members of the public and University staff and students.

Our language classes aim to increase your cultural awareness and communication skills and build your confidence to travel or live abroad.

General information about the courses is available here.

For legal reasons, you must be 18 or older to join our community language courses.

Languages available

We offer courses in eight different languages, all starting from beginner level. Where applicable, the course levels are based on the Common European Framework.

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

Please read this information carefully before you enrol on a course.

Cancellation policy

You have the right to cancel your enrolment within 14 days of the agreement being made. Thereafter, if you withdraw from a course at any time, you will only be entitled to a refund in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Head of Languages.

A £20 charge to cover administration costs will be applied.

The Head may require 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 the 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 reserve the right to withdraw or amend any part of this programme without prior notice.


If you have any questions, please contact us.