Language Centre

The Language Centre at Keele offers a wide range of opportunities to study English and Modern Languages in a welcoming and friendly environment. 

In the spirit of Keele’s ethos of internationalisation, the Language Centre is a focal point for cultural and linguistic diversity. The wide range of modules we provide allow international students to improve their English skills while other students may wish to develop their highly desirable Modern Languages skills. In addition, we also offer modules leading to a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Our modules can be taken as part of many degree programmes* thus allowing for a broader student experience and enhancing employability after graduation. We also extend a warm welcome to Keele staff and to external learners on our conversation classes.

*Please note that apprenticeship learners are not eligible.

Dear students,


We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to Keele in September, and wanted to keep you updated with our arrangements for the new academic year.

You’ll be aware from previous communications that our plans for 2021/22 are based on a return to face-to-face teaching being at the core of all our programmes, whilst making best use of the new digital approaches that we have developed during the past 18 months. We have also put appropriate Covid-19 health and safety measures in place.

In The Language Centre, students can expect a combination of:

  • scheduled live teaching – on-campus, and in some cases online, involving whole group and small group teaching;
  • use of online resources, including pre-recorded resources, and guided learning tasks;
  • collaborative work with others, either in-person or online.

Any variations to our courses for 2021/22 can be found on our website.

We are flexible and ready to modify our approach depending on the circumstances.

We appreciate that the past year has been challenging for everyone, and if you need support, we are here for you. If you need to talk to someone, whether it’s about your studies or life outside of them, your Faculty Student Experience and Support Team is available, including a member of the team dedicated to every school. Within our School, you can also speak to your personal tutor.

There are tips and reminders on everything you need to do before you return to Keele on the Returning Students web pages.

You can find lots of other information about the University’s arrangements for 2021/22 on the website, along with Coronavirus advice and guidance.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Best wishes,
Russell Clark
Head of Language Centre

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK Elgazette Centre of Excellence 2016 Trinity College London Validated Course Provider English UK Member