Modern Languages

The Language Centre at Keele provides British Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish language and culture modules for Keele students and staff. After successfully completing a series of language modules as electives, you will have the opportunity to gain an enhanced degree title.

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 British Sign Language for beginners.

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 for beginners.

We offer 6 levels of Japanese, from absolute beginners to intermediate.

We offer 6 levels of Russian, from absolute beginners to intermediate.

We offer 10 levels of Spanish, from absolute beginners to post-A-level.

Keele Students

If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your undergraduate 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.

Costs

Undergraduate students

As explained above, there is normally no additional cost for taking a language module. An additional module fee of £265 will be applied only if you wish to study more than the above allocation of credits (e.g. if you wish to study two languages simultanously or use your elective credits for another module).

Postgraduate students

We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students free places on our language modules (subject to availability after undergraduate enrollment). If you would like to take a Modern Language module please download the application form.

Please contact the Language Centre office (languages@keele.ac.uk) who will be happy to advise on any of the above.

Keele Staff

As part of Keele's international strategy, the Language Centre offers free places on credit-bearing language modules to staff.

Improved career prospects

You will increase your employment prospects.

Additional qualifications

You have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification alongside your degree.

Enhanced experience

You will develop communicative as well as linguistic skills and a better understanding of other cultures.

Increased choice

You have a wide variety of languages and courses to chose from.

And it's fun!

You have the chance to learn in an atmosphere which is professional but also relaxed and enjoyable.

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 an Enhanced Degree Title or a record of achievement on your HEA report.

The Language Centre offers up to 10 levels (stages 1 - 10), from absolute 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 (languages@keele.ac.uk) 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.

Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and may be any time between 9.00 am and 7.00 pm Monday to Friday. Times will be available from the beginning of each semester.  Please note that a number of language classes will be timetabled on Wednesday afternoons to avoid clashes with core modules.

Learn a Language

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