This is an amazing opportunity for students graduating this summer, 2019!




Become TEFL* certified, gain professional teaching experience, learn one of the world's most in-demand languages, and improve your future employment prospects.

* Teaching English as a second or foreign language

Ambassador Year in China (AYC) is a unique opportunity for university graduates to become Educational Ambassadors by spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference in public (or state) schools across China. Participants experience the challenges and distinct rewards of being immersed in one of the world’s fastest-developing economic and cultural landscapes. Each week, twenty hours are spent teaching, ten hours are spent in the office or in support of students’ activities, and ten hours are spent in collaborative or self-directed pursuits, such as language learning, exploration, and community engagement.

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Programme Highlights (what AYC offers)

  • TEFL training and certification (free 120-hour TEFL training course)
  • Chinese language lessons (including 1-to-1 tuition)
  • Teach English (for 10 months in China, in primary or secondary schools)
  • 6,500 RMB a month
  • 10,000 RMB Travel Allowance
  • Housing (conveniently located)
  • Health insurance
  • Full Legal Status (Chinese Work Visa & Residence Permit)
  • Airport pickup and ongoing support

Eligibility for applications:

  • Native English speaker (with US, UK, Australian, Irish, New Zealand/Aotearoa or Canadian passport)
  • UoL students with Bachelor’s degree or higher (graduating this summer)
  • Able to pass criminal background check
  • Adaptive and culturally sensitive
  • Positive attitude toward educational exchange

For further details please visit:

An one-hour introductory session will take place on

Monday 10th June at 2 p.m. on the Main Campus. Room CW 409 (Charles Wilson Building, 4th floor).

It will be delivered by Jacob Lotinga, UK Co-ordinator and Education Consultant for Ambright Education Group and Ambassador Year in China.

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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




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