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As a truly institution-wide programme, we are here for the whole University community. Below you can find information relevant for staff wanting to take our modules, information about opportunities for collaboration and information for staff with students taking IWLP courses.

Information for staff wanting to take one of our modules

IWLP courses are available to all students and staff at the University. Staff members take our modules every year and are very welcome in our classes!

For more information, read about why you should learn a language and how you’ll learn with us. Please note that classes run during normal working hours (09:00 - 18:00) and only during the teaching terms.

To sign up, please visit the how to apply page and see the section on non-credit students.

For more information, contact our office:

Information for Schools and Departments looking to collaborate

We have an experienced team of language teachers and a large student body. If you are embarking on a new project and you think that IWLP might be able to assist, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Past forms of collaboration have included: Chinese language courses for Art PhD students visiting China; a pre-departure course for students visiting Malaysia; and undergraduate and postgraduate students carrying out research with us, such as dissertations or classroom observations for degree assessments.

We may also be able to provide tailored courses for specific staff needs within the University. For example, in Summer 2022 we provided a course in Deaf awareness and British Sign Language for the Disability Advisory Service. In the past, we have also provided talks and courses on intercultural competence.

For all collaborative enquiries, contact our office: 

Information for staff with students taking an IWLP module

The IWLP liaises with academic tutors via the Student Support Centres. However, if you are an academic tutor and want to learn more about how your tutee is getting on with an IWLP module, please contact the relevant module convenor.

To learn about the benefits of IWLP courses, read about why you should learn a language.

If you think that more of your students would benefit from IWLP or if you want to explore the feasibility of an extended or more flexible provision, contact our office: