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What if I don’t speak another language?

Please do not let this deter you from experiencing an Erasmus year. Language should not be a barrier!

We expect you to learn the language of the country you are going to - at least to a basic level. This will help you immensely and add to both your experience and your skills. If you are going to a university where the language of teaching is not English, it is imperative that you take preparatory language classes before leaving the UK.

To help you with this, language classes for the following countries are available through the Languages at Leicester Programme:

  • France, Belgium, Switzerland
  • Germany, Austria
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal

Language classes for other Erasmus destinations are dependent upon finding a teacher of the language in the Leicester area.

Other Pre-Sessional Intensive Language Classes

Many universities run pre-sessional classes or summer schools as an induction to the host country and language. You can apply for these directly to the hosting institution. There are normally tuition fees, the Erasmus Team can assist with funding towards the costs of tuition through competitive scholarships. Please see our Intensive Summer School webpages for more information.

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