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About the course

Languages are taught as part of the University language programme. You can join as a beginner, at intermediate level or as an advanced learner. Language units are open to students from across the University. Members of staff and members of the public are equally welcome to join as part-time students.

Because languages are so important, many of our undergraduate degree courses offer you the chance to learn a language as one of your options. You can learn a language as a beginner, at intermediate level or as an advanced learner. We offer a range of classes in English, French, and Spanish – all as a foreign language. We also offer an Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language programme.

A large number of courses at the University offer a language choice. Individual programme descriptors and handbooks indicate whether this is available and at what point in your studies.

If you wish to learn a language in addition to your degree studies, classes in academic English, general English and business English are free of charge to students whose first language is not English.

For a modest fee, students can study other foreign languages on a supplementary basis in addition to their degree course.

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Better language skills are not only a way of broadening your own personal horizons; they also enhance your CV and your value to potential employers.

What does this course lead to?

Improving your language skills will enhance your CV and your readiness for employment. Language skills are particularly important in career areas with a strong focus on international work, such as tourism, journalism, advertising and business management.

Who is this course for?

Solent’s language units are ideal for those who wish to learn a new language, or develop their knowledge of a language learned at school or college.

The languages offered are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and run subject to numbers.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

Language courses are free to all students who are studying languages as part of their course.

English courses are free to all international and EU students enrolled on a full-time course at Solent.

For those who don't fit into the above categories, the tuition fees are:

  • UK and EU part-time fees: £260 per 20-credit unit
  • International part-time fees: £260 per 20-credit unit
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Key entry requirements

    The foreign language class that you join will depend on your previous experience of the language you wish to learn. You cannot learn your native language.

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team: 023 8201 3039

How to apply

For those taking a language on a supplementary basis, students can apply for a language and make their payment through the University's online store.

Enrolment is now closed.

Please contact us for more information.

What you'll study

Our language courses

Subject to demand, we offer:

Modern languages

  • French
  • Spanish

English as a Foreign Language (free for all international students)

  • Applied and academic English - advanced


Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Barend Schutte academic profile Barend Schutte Lecturer View profile
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The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


The University provides excelled learning resources and facilities to its students, from campus-wide wireless to extensive library services and dedicated student working spaces with plenty of laptop points.

Learn a language while studying at uni and increase your employability.

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