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...
Anyone 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 more than a dozen 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 are proud to be part of the School of Modern Languages ranked 3rd nationally in the Guardian League Tables (The Guardian University Guide 2016).
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
Languages 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.