Learn a new language with the University of Leicester

Benefits of learning (foreign/second) languages

Source: TED Talks at YouTube. "The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli". Published on Jun 23, 2015. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speakin...

table300.jpgAnyone can learn a new language at the University of Leicester. You don't need any connection with the University to take advantage of our languages expertise - if you are over 18 and can get to the campus one evening a week, you can learn one of 17 languages with Languages at Leicester.

We offer up to six different levels so that you can improve or revise languages which you have already studied. Or why not try something new? We also provide a range of courses to suit your requirements: evening lessons, fast track classes on Saturdays, courses for academic research purposes and a Summer School.

University League table 2017We are proud to be part of Modern Languages at Leicester,  ranked 8th nationally in the Guardian League Tables (The Guardian University Guide 2017).

Languages for business

In today's global economy, a second (or third) language can be a valuable business asset. It impresses employers, it pleases clients - and even if not directly needed for your career, it always looks good on a CV! (Find out more about our specialist courses in languages for business.)

Languages for travel

Holidays abroad are more enjoyable when you can converse in the local language and understand signs and notices. And for globe-trotters, an understanding of major languages can provide an easy way into other, more localised tongues.

Languages for fun

Learning new languages is a satisfying hobby that will introduce you to new people, ideas and cultures. With Languages at Leicester, you will have the academic expertise of a leading university - without the academic rigour.

Languages for everyone

leanforward300.jpgLanguages at Leicester is open to everyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, including (but certainly not limited to) staff, students and graduates of the University of Leicester. Whether you are an absolute beginner who has never tried a foreign language or a fluent polyglot looking to add another string to your bow, we cater for all.

At the end of your 20-week course, you will have the chance to take an optional test which will earn you a Proficiency Certificate. You can then come back next year to study the next level up - or start again with a new language.

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Contact Details

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Language skills on your transcript

Our language courses will be included on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript.

Previous learners say

"I cannot really express with words my sincere thanks to you for making my dream to improve my Italian come true! Thank you! Grazie! - Italian, Intermediate

Language degrees

Modern Languages at Leicester, part of the School of Arts, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees combining French, Spanish and Italian with each other and with other academic subjects. We also offer degrees in translation and interpreting.

Summer Courses 2017

Enrol NOW! for Summer Term

Summer Term will start in week commencing on Tuesday 2nd May and ending in week commencing Monday 5th July 2017.

2016-2017 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings,afternoons and Saturdays:


Monday 3 October 2016 – Saturday 10 December 2016

Term 2:

Monday 23 January 2017 – Saturday 1 April 2017

Term 3:

Monday 1 May 2017 – Saturday 8 July 2017

Summer School:

Monday 19 June 2017 – Friday 30 June 2017

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