Enrolments for 2017

Courses will start (or resume lessons) in January 2017. Our timetable will be available here from Wednesday 23rd November  2016. You can join in any of our NEW courses that will start from scratch in January. Alternatively, you can also enrol on courses started in Otober2016, which are halfway through, if you have previous knowledge of the language. For more information and queries please contact us (+44 (0) 116 252 2662 / lalenquiries@le.ac.uk).


  • Arabic
  • Arabic for readers
  • British Sign Language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French*
  • German*
  • Greek (Ancient)*
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Hindi
  • Italian*
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin*
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

*Arabic, French, German and Italian courses are also available for academic research. along side Ancient Greek and Latin. These courses aim to support reading and interpreting skills to enable learners to engage with texts in the target language at a very fast pace. Post-graduates and professionals carrying out research could greatly benefit from this training.

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We offer up to six different levels for each language:

  • Beginners*
  • Post-beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • Conversational**

** Aimed for advanced and proficient level students (B2 onwards) that would like to improve their conversational and listening skills.

If you are unsure about your level came to any of our drop-in sessions. We will help you to choose the best course for you.


Study at LaL 1

Lessons will start (or resume) in the week commencing 23rd January 2017. You are welcome to join courses, subject to minimum numbers

The majority of our courses take place from Monday to Friday during evenings. However, we also offer some courses on Wednesday afternoons as well as FAST TRACK (intensive) courses. These classes take place on Saturday mornings, enabling you to complete a language level within one term, having 60 learning hours over 10 weeks.

Please notice that the University doesn't take breaks during school HALF TERMS (17/21 Oct 2016; 13/17 Feb  & 29 May/2 Jun 2017). Languages at Leicester Terms for 2016/17 are as follows:

Terms and length


Guided learning hours

Additional study hours

Total learning hours

T1: Autumn term

(Mon 3 Oct / Sat 10 Dec 2016)

20 hs / 40 hs**

10 hs / 20 hs**

30 hs / 60 hs**

(over 10 weeks)

T2: Spring term

(Mon 23 Jan / Sat 1 Apr 2017)

20 hs / 40 hs**

10 hs / 20 hs**

30 hs / 60 hs**

(over 10 weeks)

T3: Summer term

(Mon 1 May / Sat 8 Jul 2017)*

20 hs / 40 hs**

10 hs / 20 hs**

30 hs / 60 hs**

(over 10 weeks)

T4: Holiday term

(Mon 10 Jul / Sat 16 Sep 2017)**

20 hs / 40 hs**

10 hs / 20 hs**

30 hs / 60 hs**

(over 10 weeks)

* For courses started in October 2016 the Summer Term (term 3) will have 6 weeks, ending in week commencing ending Saturday 10 June 2017.

** Fast Track (intensive) courses.

Our courses are taught over 2 terms (20 weeks - 60 learning hours), with the exception of Fast Track (intensive) courses, which cover the same amount of learning hours (60 learning) over 10 weeks

Downloadable timetables
● Timetable by DAYS (Available from March 2017)
● Timetable by LANGUAGES (Available from March 2017)

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Contact Details

e: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk

t: +44 (0) 116 252 2662

Language skills on your transcript

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

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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.


The Summer School offers 2-week intensive courses. Enrol NOW!

It will start On Monday 19th June. Join in one of our courses:

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


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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