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LAHP

King’s is a member of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which each year offers up to 90 cross-institutional postgraduate studentships for postgraduate research students studying in the Arts and Humanities.

In order to support them further in their research, LAHP students are given the opportunity to take a language module free of charge at the Modern Language Centre. Courses are tailored to their needs and their PhD studies and students are invited to bring in class materials linked to their research or special interests. 

Languages available:

  •  Arabic (Beginner & Beginner Plus)
  • French (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
  • German (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Italian (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • Russian (Beginner & Beginner Plus)
  • Spanish (Beginner & Intermediate)

Course structure

Reading, writing, listening & speaking

Discipline specific vocabulary & academic texts

Improve academic presentation skills

Cultural workshops

Enrolment for 2019/20

Enrolment on to our 2019/20 modules is now open. To register your interest, please read through the information below and complete one of the three online application forms.

Timetable

View the 2019/20 timetable below. 

Download the timetable

How to apply

Depending on your status as a language learner, you should complete one of the following three forms:

Applications Forms

Students with no prior knowledge of the language they wish to study should complete a Beginners application form.

Enrol now

Students with previous experience in the language they wish to study who have not previously taken a LAHP Modern Language Centre module should complete a Non-Beginners application form.

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Students who have previously studied a LAHP Modern Language Centre module and wish to continue to the next level should complete a Continuing Students application form.

Enrol now

 

Module descriptions

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A1 (Basic User/ Breakthrough) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 1 x 4-hour language class per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A2 (Basic User, Waystage) and B1 (Independent User/ Threshold) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A2 Basic User/ Waystage level of the Common European Framework.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is between B1 (Independent User/ Threshold) and B2 (Independent User/ Vantage) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This course is between B2 (Independent User/ Vantage) and C1 (Proficient User/ Effective Operational Proficiency) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 1 x 4-hour language class per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A2 Basic User/ Waystage level of the Common European Framework.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is between B1 (Independent User/ Threshold) and B2 (Independent User/ Vantage) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This course is equivalent to B2 (Independent User/ Vantage) and C1 (Proficient User/ Effective Operational Proficiency) level of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A2 Basic User/ Waystage level of the Common European Framework.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 1 x 4-hour language class per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is between B1 (Independent User/ Threshold) and B2 (Independent User/ Vantage) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A1 Basic User/ Breakthrough level of the Common European Framework.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A2 (Basic User, Waystage) and B1 (Independent User/ Threshold) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to A2 Basic User/ Waystage level of the Common European Framework.

Open to: LAHP and LAHP affiliated Postgraduate Research Students, subject to approval by LAHP.

Credit value: 0 credits

Duration: 3 Terms (full year)

Teaching pattern: 2 x 2-hour language classes per week for 3 Terms (25 weeks)

Attendance policy: a 75% attendance requirement is in place in order to successfully complete the module. Taught classes are not available via lecture capture.

Self-study: Students should expect to study for 4-8 hours per week in addition to the taught sessions.

Assessment: None

CEFR level: This module is broadly equivalent to between B1 (Threshold) and B2 (Independent User) level of the Common European Framework for languages.

Course duration and dates

The course has 100 hours total teaching time, 4 hours per week for 25 weeks (Autumn, Spring & Summer term).

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term*
Start: 05 October 2019  Start: 11 January 2020  Start: 18 April 2020
End: 12 December 2019  End: 19 March 2020  End: 21 May 2020

*Please note that due to various bank holidays during the Summer Term, Saturday classes will run on: 18 April, 25 April, 9 May, 16 May & 30 May 2020.  

Resources available for you

The Language Resource Centre (LRC) offers free speaking practice for students with a native speaker to improve conversational skills. Our speakers are volunteers and come from the richly diverse King's community.

The LRC also offers a wide variety of resources, workshops and events as well as multilingual learning advisors who are always on hand to help you make the most of the facilities.

Language Resources Centre