British Sign Language
British Sign Language is used by nearly 350000 people in the UK, and for around 50000 of those it is their first or preferred language. It is an expressive language, and will allow you to communicate with sign language users in the most effective way. Not only will you learn a valuable skill, but it will also open up a whole new culture you - just wait until you learn how to tell a joke in BSL!
New for academic year 2018/19 the Language Centre will be offering two levels of British Sign Language. These modules are designed for students with no previous experience of British Sign Language (BSL), and who wish to gain basic BSL skills and deaf awareness. More information will be available after August 2018.
At Keele we offer 2 levels of British Sign Language, available to all Keele students and staff.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
As explained above, there is normally no additional cost for taking a language module. An additional module fee of £250 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).
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 (email@example.com) who will be happy to advise on any of the above.
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.
You have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification alongside 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.
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 (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.
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.