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Welcome to Modern Languages
The Language Learning Unit at Keele provides Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish language and culture modules for Keele students and staff.
You may be a complete beginner or simply want to brush up your existing skills, or perhaps you are looking for a formal language qualification. Whatever your need, we can provide a flexible, guided route to achieving your goals.
Modules are typically taught over an 11-week semester, with 2 contact hours per week.
We offer 2 levels of Arabic.
We offer 6 levels of Chinese, from absolute beginner to intermediate.
We offer 10 levels of French, from absolute beginners to post-A-level.
We offer 10 levels of German, from absolute beginners to post-A-level.
We offer 2 levels of Italian.
We offer 6 levels of Japanese, from absolute beginners to intermediate.
We offer 6 levels of Russian, from absolute beginners to intermediate.
We offer 8 levels of Spanish, from absolute beginners to advanced.
What are the benefits?
Maximum Career Prospects
You will increase your employment prospects.
You have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification alongside to your degree.
You will develop communicative as well as linguistic skills and a better understanding of other cultures.
You have a wide variety of languages and courses to chose from.
- Maximum Fun
You have the chance to learn in an atmosphere which is professional but also relaxed and enjoyable.
Can I achieve a qualification?
You may choose to enrol for one semester only or take a number of modules for more systematic language learning and the opportunity to achieve the Keele Certificate of Language Competence or the Keele Certificate of Advanced Language Competence.
Which level should I study?
The Language Learning unit offers up to 10 levels (stages 1 - 10), from beginner to post A level. It is important to select the appropriate level based on your previous experience. To help you decide please click here for a helpful guide or contact our administration team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be happy to discuss this further with you.
These stages are comparable to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for further details please see Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
How are classes timetabled?
Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and will be available from the beginning of the academic year.
What are the costs?
If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your degree programme there is no additional cost.
If your principal programme does not allow you to take any free-standing elective modules you can still enrol on one language module per semester free of charge. Equally, if you can only choose one free-standing elective per year you can take a second module in the same language without additional charges.
Students who have sufficient free-elective space but would like to take one or more Modern Language modules in addition to their degree have to pay a module fee of £150 for the first module and £99 for a second module in the same language in the same year.
Please contact the LLU office (email@example.com) who will be happy to advise on any costs.
Module fees for Keele staff are £180 for the first and £120 for any subsequent module in the same language. Where the language skills support work with international students or research partners the cost may be covered by your RI or your School’s staff development funds.
How do I enrol for a module?
- If you would like to enrol for a Modern Language module as part of your elective programme please register your elective choice on e-vision. For further guidance please click here.
- If you do not have a free elective choice or would like to take a Modern Language as an additional module please download the application form here.
- For details on how to enrol and to download the application form please click here.