Courses for Reading & Research purposes

Reading & Research purposes

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, is 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 - beginners
  • French for reading & research - beginners
  • German for reading & research - beginners and intermediate
  • Greek (Ancient) - beginners
  • Italian for reading & research - beginners
  • Latin - beginners and intermediate

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    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.

    2017-2018 Term Dates

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

    Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

    Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

    Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

    Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

    Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

    Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

    Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

    Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018