Languages at Leicester


New courses starting May 2024

"We believe that changing the world for the better starts by broadening the minds of people. Understanding and valuing each other's beliefs and ideas lead to better results. Cross-cultural competence and effective communication are vital skills to interact appropriately and effectively with diverse cultures, organizations and businesses. To help you to achieve this we offer courses in 16 languages. 95% of our students say they have had a positive and enjoyable learning experience and would recommend us to a friend. JOIN US TODAY!"

Languages at Leicester delivers the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP). It is open to everyone: students, staff and members of the public. It offers the largest range of non-credited extracurricular language courses in Leicestershire. We are housed within the School of Arts at the University of Leicester. Whether you are an absolute beginner who has never tried a foreign language or a fluent polyglot looking to add another string to your bow, we cater for all.

You don't need any connection with the University to take advantage of our language expertise - if you are over 18 and either have internet access or can come to the University's main campus, you can learn with Languages at Leicester. We offer up to eight different levels so that you can improve or revise languages which you have already studied. Or why not try something new? We provide a range of courses to suit your requirements: evening lessons, fast track classes on Saturdays, courses for academic research purposes and a Summer School. 

Language courses take place once a week and we use the best resources to deliver online and face-to-face lessons and share learning materials. Classes are led by experienced and enthusiastic language tutors. 95% of our students say they have had a positive and enjoyable learning experience and would recommend us to a friend! This is the feedback we have received from our students.

"It’s been a great [online] experience, supported my learning and I have thoroughly enjoyed it." Online Portuguese Beginners

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Languages for travel

Holidays abroad are more enjoyable when you can converse in the local language and understand signs and notices. And for globe-trotters, an understanding of major languages can provide an easy way into other, more localised tongues.

Languages for fun

Learning new languages is a satisfying hobby that will introduce you to new people, ideas and cultures. With Languages at Leicester, you will have the academic expertise of a leading university - without the academic rigour.

Weekend courses for busy people

We offer Fast Track courses on Saturdays that are ideal for those who couldn't attend lessons during the week. These 10-week long courses enable students to complete a level in just one term (10 lessons).

Languages for business

In today's global economy, a second (or third) language can be a valuable business asset. It impresses employers, it pleases clients - and even if not directly needed for your career, it always looks good on a CV!

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