Foreign Languages courses for members of the general public and staff
Find out what language courses we offer and information on how to enrol.
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:
Please note these pages are currently being updated for Autumn Term 2019/20.
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.
Our classes range from a minimum of seven students to a maximum of 25 students.
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.
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.
As a student studying with us, you will also have access to the Language Learning Zone. This is a physical space where you can access reading resources, DVDs and specialist software programmes. You can also access a wide range of on-line materials from home.