Language Breadth Modules (LBM)
This page provides a description of the Language Breadth modules and lists the European and non-European languages available.
The language breadth modules are available in a range of European and non-European languages.
They are designed to enrich undergraduate degrees where Programme Directors consider these electives to be of educational value to students beyond the provision of the core programmes.
The modules aim to contribute to a student’s understanding of today’s globalised society and to develop their communication skills for working and living in such a society, whether they work in the UK or abroad.
- N.B. These modules are designed for undergraduate programmes in which the study of a foreign language is not currently offered.
Module aimsThe courses are delivered face to face and cover two essential components:
- The acquisition of a body of knowledge related to the target cultures in order to academically engage with students’ general or professional interest areas. Learning about the culture itself, understanding the importance of first impressions, conducting a meeting or undertaking a project presentation in a foreign language are all essential elements in developing an understanding of the target cultures.
- The development of linguistic competence. This area consolidates complex grammatical theories and components as well as the development of vocabulary. It focuses on mastering four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.
Languages covered by the Language Breadth Modules
- Lower Intermediate
- Upper Intermediate
Non European languages
- Arabic - Beginner/Lower Intermediate
- Mandarin - Beginner only