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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 Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, 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.