Information about our language courses

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Courses starting in October 2019

You are welcome to join in any of the following courses that will start in October 2019.

 

  • Arabic - beginners, post-beginners, Intermediate, upper-intermediate and for academic research at beginners level
  • Arabic for readers - beginners (for people who already can read Arabic - e.g. the Qur'an)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate & upper-intermediate
  • 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
  • Greek (Ancient) - for academic research at beginners and intermediate level
  • Greek (Modern) - beginners & post-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 & intermediate level
  • Polish - beginners, post-beginners & intermediate
  • Portuguese - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate & advanced
  • Russian - beginners, post-beginners & intermediate
  • Spanish - beginners, post-beginners, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced, post-advanced, proficiency, proficiency plus & conversational
  • Turkish - beginners

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Courses for Reading & Research purposes (Available from October 2019)

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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    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.

    NEW Courses 2019/20

    Enrolments for Term 2 (Jan/Mar 2020) will open on Monday 2nd December 2019

    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