The University offers language modules on the Institution Wide Language Programmes (IWLP) to everyone within the University community. Over 900 people choose one of the languages every year. The course may be taken as part of your degree as a 20-credit module, or for personal development. There are 10 different languages on offer, and they’re taught at up to four different levels, from absolute beginner to intermediate. You will be assessed as part of the application process to make sure that you are placed in the correct class. The 10 languages on offer are:
- British Sign Language (BSL)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Modern Greek
Why Learn a Language?
75% of the world’s population don’t speak any English, so learning a new language opens you up to a large number of new people and new experiences. It's also a skill which is hugely valued by many employers. The IWLP offer plenty of reasons to give it a go!
How will you learn?
Each class helps to develop the four key language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Learning is done in a very interactive manner and a variety of media and technology will be used in order to make your experience effective and enjoyable. You will also gain insight into the culture of the countries where your target language is spoken and an appreciation of people from different cultural backgrounds. Find out more on the IWLP's pages.
Taking a language with the IWLP as part of your degree (for 20 credits)?
Select through online module selection (RISIS) or go to your Student Support Centre.
Taking a language with the IWLP but NOT as part of your degree (as non-credit)?
Visit the IWLP’s How To Apply page and follow the instructions. Please note that there may be a fee attached.
If you are unsure or have any further queries, please contact the Admin Office.