Information about our language courses

NEW Courses starting in April 2020

You are welcome to join in any of the following courses.

If you are not a beginner or you are looking to learn other language or at other levels, please scroll down to see the list of courses started in January 2020. You are welcome to join in the second term, if the level suits you.

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  • French - beginners*, post-beginners* & intermediate*
  • German - beginners*, post-beginners* & intermediate*
  • Japanese - beginners* & intermediate*
  • Japanese-Language Proficiency Test - (2 courses) N5/N4 & N3/N2/N1
  • Spanish - beginners*, post-beginners* & intermediate*

*FAST TRACK INTENSIVE courses.  To join an evening course that has already started please scroll down to the Courses started in January section.

 

Summer School

SBsummerSchool.jpgOur Summer School offers 2-week Intensive courses in June 2020.

 

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Courses started in January 2020

You are welcome to join in any of the following courses that started in January 2020. The first term (10 weeks) takes place between January and March 2020. The second term (10 week) will start at the end of April and will be completed by the beginning of July 2020. You are welcome to join in the second term, if the level suits you.

 

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Courses for Reading & Research purposes (Available from October 2020)

These courses are taught at different levels starting from absolute beginners; so no previous knowledge is required (though it can help). All classes focus on developing reading and grammar skills to enable students to engage with a variety of texts in their chosen target language. As so many sources are not translated into English and information is published in many other languages, having the ability to read a foreign language is something employers and universities look very highly on.

The benefit of developing reading and text interpreting skills only, it that it enables a much faster pace of learning and comprehension. In a fairly short time students are able to understand most information presented to them as well as develop abilities to further supplement their own learning. In a 20-week course students complete the equivalent to two (or more) levels (A1 & A2+) of the above courses.

  • academicArabic for reading & research purposes - beginners
  • German for reading & research purposes - beginners
  • Greek (Ancient) - beginners and intermediate
  • Latin - beginners and intermediate
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    Courses starting in October 2020

    You are welcome to join in any of the following courses that will start in October 2020.

    • Arabic - beginners and post-beginners
    • Arabic for readers - beginners (for people who already can read Arabic - e.g. the Qur'an)
    • Chinese (Mandarin) - beginners and post-beginners
    • Chinese for UoL Staff (Mandarin) - Language, culture awareness and Social etiquette for UoL Staff at beginners level
    • British Sign Language - iBSL Level 1 (Units 1A3, 1A1 & 1A2) and iBSL Level 2 (Units 2A1, 2A2, 2A3 & 2A4)
    • Danish - beginners & post-beginners
    • Dutch - beginners & post-beginners
    • French - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced, post-advanced & proficiency
    • German - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced, post advanced and for academic research at beginners level
    • Hindi - beginners

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    • Greek (Ancient) - for academic research at beginners and intermediate level
    • Greek (Modern) - beginners
    • Italian - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate & advanced
    • Japanese - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate & advanced
    • Korean - beginners. post-beginners, intermediate and upper-intermediate
    • Latin - for academic research at beginners level
    • Polish - beginners and intermediate
    • Portuguese - beginners, intermediate and upper-intermediate
    • Russian - beginners, post-beginners & intermediate
    • Spanish - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced, post-advanced, proficiency and proficiency plus
    • Turkish - beginners

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    NEW Courses SUMMER 2020

    The summer term offers 10-week Fast Track courses & 2-week intensive Summer School in a range of languages.

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    2019-2020 Term Dates

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

    Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

    Monday 7 October – Saturday 14 December 2019

    Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

    Monday 20 January – Saturday 28 March 2020

    Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

    Monday 27 April – Saturday 4 July 2020

    Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

    Monday 15 – Friday 26 June 2020

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