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Foreign languages courses for University of Bath students

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 language classes

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. 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:

Our weekly courses run at different times and for different lengths of time, so you can find one that fits in with your schedule.

Class delivery

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all our language classes are online until further notice. Watch this short video to find out how this will work.

The classes are inclusive and accessible and will support your language learning in an informal, but structured way.

We maintain small class sizes (maximum 20 students per class) so we can ensure that you get personalised support.

Course materials

Following your enrolment we will email you with details of what course materials you will need. This will include information about which textbook you will use and how to order it.


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

Completion certificate

If you complete your course successfully, you can apply to receive a certificate. In a job market which highly values language skills, you can use this to demonstrate your achievement.

Other ways to explore languages

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) for languages

PAL sessions are facilitated by PAL leaders, who are native or near native speakers of the language you are learning.

During the PAL sessions you can practise and develop your language and intercultural skills informally outside the classroom with other students from all disciplines and levels of study.

Find out more about the PAL programme

Virtual Exchange

A Virtual Exchange is a short project that brings students from different parts of the world and different cultural backgrounds together online.

Students from the University of Bath can interact informally in English and the foreign language with a student from a partner university overseas.

Find out how to connect with a partner overseas through a Virtual Exchange.

Online foreign language lessons: requirements and expectations

Find out how online classes work.


If you have any questions, please contact us.