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Modern Language Centre

Postgraduates at the Modern Language Centre

 Free courses

Per year, King’s postgraduate students can choose one free course at the Modern Language Centre, either a non-assessed course for postgraduates or an assessed module.

 Special rates

If you want to take a second course from our programme of non-assessed courses for postgraduates and of assessed modules, there are special King’s student rates.

King’s students also get generous discounts on Lunchtime, Evening, Saturday and Summer Language Courses. 
 

Non-assessed courses for postgraduates

What is on offer?
  • 7 languages available in 2017-18
  • Available at beginner, intermediate & advanced level, depending on the language
  • Focused on reading and speaking
  • Starting in September
  • No formal assessments
What are you committing to? 
  • Serious academic language study
  • 2 taught hours of language classes per week for 20 weeks (10 weeks each in semester 1 & 2)
  • 4 to 8 hours of self-study per week
  • Minimum attendance requirement of 75% 

Assessed modules

What is on offer? 
  • 14 languages available in 2017-18
  • Available at complete beginner stage 1 to advanced stage 7 (language dependent)
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar
  • Starting in September
  • Can be taken as part of a King’s degree programme where permitted by the programme regulations (‘for award’) or separately (‘not for award’)
What are you committing to? 
  • 2 taught hours per week for 20 weeks (10 weeks each in semester 1 & 2) plus 1 hour of linguistics lectures per week
  • 4 to 8 hours of self-study per week
  • Serious academic language study leading to 20 credits at credit level 7
  • 3 compulsory assessments: oral exam, written exam & linguistics coursework (1500-word essay)
  • Minimum attendance requirement of 75%
  • Results are on King’s student records system 
  • "For award" modules will show on your academic transcript

For more information see: Assessed modules webpages

Lunchtime Language Courses

  • Focused on conversation
  • Substantial discount for King’s students (45% in 2016-17)
  • Starting in October, January & April
  • One 50-minute lesson per week for 10 weeks
  • No exams

For more information see: Lunchtime Language Courses webpages

Evening, Saturday & Summer Language Courses

  • Substantial discount for King’s students (45% in 2016-17)
  • 23 languages available in 2017-18
  • Available at complete beginner level 1 to advanced level 6 (varies per language)
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar
  • No formal assessments or exams
  • Starting in October, January, April & July
  • Each level has 3 parts with 15 hours of teaching per part
  • Enrol for 1, 2 or 3 parts
How many lessons are there in a course?
  • Evening Language Courses: 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks (15 hours)
  • Saturday Language Courses: 3 hours per week for 5 weeks (15 hours)
  • Fast-track Summer Language Courses: 6 hours per week for 2.5 weeks (15 hours)
  • Intensive Summer Language Courses: 15 hours in 1 week

For more information see: Evening, Saturday & Summer Language Courses webpages

Bespoke Tuition

  • Individual or small group lessons
  • Tailored to your requirements

 For more information see: Tailor-made webpages

 

 

 

 
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