Being able to speak Spanish, the official language in 23 countries and the second language in USA, can open up a whole new world whether that means travelling in South America, making the most of holidays in Spain or using language skills to get a better job. Spain is one of the UK 's major trading partners. Whatever career you choose to follow, your Spanish skills will help you get more from life.
At Keele we offer 10 levels of Spanish, from absolute beginner to post-A-level, available to all Keele students and staff.
See the module catalogue for the descriptions of:
Spanish students are offered the chance to take part in a summer programme in Nebrija, Madrid, allowing the students the chance to get first-hand experience of language and culture during the vacation period - see Residential Summer Language Courses.
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.
Module number caps apply for all modules. Enrolments for language modules as electives counting towards degree credits will be given priority over those wishing to take the module outside their 120 compulsory study credits (‘additional module’). Any places remaining on modules after day 2 of the new academic year will be allocated to additional module applications on a first-come basis.
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).
We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students free places on our language modules (subject to availability after undergraduate enrolment). If you would like to take a Modern Language module please download the application form.
Please contact the Language Centre office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (subject to availability after student enrolment).
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Every effort is made to minimize timetable clashes for students. However, as each language module caters for students from all years of study and all three subject timetable blocks this is not possible in all cases. If an unresolvable timetable clash occurs your core module takes priority.
What our students say
Here's what some of our previous students had to say about our Spanish Modern Language modules:
"The tutor is fantastic and has helped me to grasp the grammar side of Spanish with great ease. She is very enthusiastic which motivated me to make sure my additional homework was completed and encouraged me to engage within class participation."
"I feel that what I've covered in Spanish 1 will help me to learn more Spanish in my free time."
"The amount covered was appropriate and I feel like I've learned a lot. I hope to be able to continue doing Spanish modules next year to further my knowledge in the Spanish language."
"A well-structured module with an excellent tutor. Really feel like you're getting to know the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries."
"Fantastic tutor. Very much enjoy the way in which languages are taught at Keele."