You may be offered to take a language module as part of your degree, for credit, either as a core module or as an elective. This option is available to most Undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Social Science.
It depends on your degree course which language options are available to you and in which part(s) of your studies they are offered. Check with your department which pathway applies to you.
LSP and LBM programmes
We offer European languages - French, German, Spanish and Russian and non-European languages - Arabic and Mandarin.
The European languages are offered as part of the Languages for Specific Purposes Programme (LSP), which means you will study the language in the context of your main degree in Journalism or Social Science.
The vocabulary and topics will be related to the world of Media, Social Science and Culture to make the syllabus more relevant to you.
The non-European languages are offered as part of the Languages for Breadth Module Programme (LBM), which means the language is taught for general purposes.
You can either start a language from scratch or you can build on your existing knowledge.
Here are the levels on offer
Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP)*
- French – beginner, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels
- German – beginner, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels
- Spanish – beginner, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels
- Russian – beginner level.
Languages Breadth Modules (LBM)*
- Arabic – beginner and lower Intermediate levels
- Mandarin – beginner level.
The module will be worth 15 credits per year. It will be studied over Term 1 and Term 2 with assessments during and at the end of the year.
There will be one 2-hour session face-to-face teaching per week. Depending on language you choose, the class will take place either Tuesday 1pm-3pm or Tuesday 4pm-6pm. This slot is scheduled to suit your Undergraduate time-table.
In addition to this, we offer a voluntary support class for students who would like to have more practise. There will also be plenty of material on Moodle to support your self-study.
*Please note that French, German and Spanish at all levels are also available in the LBM programme (for general purposes). This is a fall back option in case we are unable to run one of the modules offered in the LSP programme. Should your chosen LSP module be cancelled due to low student recruitment, we can still place you in an LBM course if you wish.