Learn a new language with the University of Leicester

Benefits of learning (foreign/second) languages

Source: TED Talks at YouTube. "The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli". Published on Jun 23, 2015. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speakin...

table300.jpg Anyone can learn a new language at the University of Leicester. You don't need any connection with the University to take advantage of our languages expertise - if you are over 18 and can get to the campus one evening a week, you can learn one of 18 languages with Languages at Leicester.

We offer up to seven different levels so that you can improve or revise languages which you have already studied. Or why not try something new? We also provide a range of courses to suit your requirements: evening lessons, fast track classes on Saturdays, courses for academic research purposes and a Summer School.

Languages for everyone

Languages at Leicester is open to everyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, including (but certainly not limited to) staff, students and graduates of the University of Leicester. Whether you are an absolute beginner who has never tried a foreign language or a fluent polyglot looking to add another string to your bow, we cater for all.

At the end of your 20-week course, you will have the chance to take an optional test which will earn you a Proficiency Certificate. You can then come back next year to study the next level up - or start again with a new language.

Languages for business

In today's global economy, a second (or third) language can be a valuable business asset. It impresses employers, it pleases clients - and even if not directly needed for your career, it always looks good on a CV! (Find out more about our specialist courses in languages for business.)

Languages for travel

Holidays abroad are more enjoyable when you can converse in the local language and understand signs and notices. And for globe-trotters, an understanding of major languages can provide an easy way into other, more localised tongues.

leanforward300.jpg Languages for fun

Learning new languages is a satisfying hobby that will introduce you to new people, ideas and cultures. With Languages at Leicester, you will have the academic expertise of a leading university - without the academic rigour.

Weekend courses for busy people

We offer Fast Track courses on Saturdays that are ideal for those who couldn't attend lessons during the week. These 10-week long courses enable students to complete a level in just one term (10 lessons).

Now find the language you want to learn

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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.

Previous learners say

"I cannot really express with words my sincere thanks to you for making my dream to improve my Italian come true! Thank you! Grazie! - Italian, Intermediate

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 2018/19

The timetable for the year 2018/19 will be available here from Wednesday 1st August 2018 at noon.

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