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About our courses

Evening & Saturday Language Courses

Studying on one of our Evening or Saturday Language Courses means you have the choice of 26+ languages at a range of levels all taught by experienced teachers who are native speakers of the language. 

Standard courses

  • Classes are held at Strand, Waterloo and Guy’s campuses
  • Taught once a week on weeknights
  • One part can be completed in 10 weeks
  • Complete language level is taught in 30 weeks (45 hours). 
  • For new levels beginning in Spring. Part 2 will be taught in the Autumn Term (October 2020). 

Intensive courses 

  • Classes are held at either Strand or Waterloo campuses
  • Taught once a week on either a weeknight or Saturday
  • Class duration: 3 hours 
  • Complete language level taught in 15 weeks (45 hours)
  • Courses beginning in Winter run from January to May 2020. 

Please click the button below for our terms and conditions and how to transfer or withdraw from a course. 

*Please note that students who enrol through late enrolment will receive their KEATs access and MLC student card (not required for King's students and staff) during the second week of class.  

Terms & Conditions

Choose a language

Enrolment Deadlines

Spring Term (April)

Enrolment closes Thursday 09 April 2020

Summer Term

You can find out more about our Summer courses here.

Destination weekend 

Courses beginning in May enrolment closes Thursday 07 May 2020

Courses beginning in June enrolment closes Thursday 04 June 2020

Saturday intensive courses (June start)

Enrolment closes Thursday 21 May 2020

One-week intensive courses (July start)

Enrolment closes Thursday 25 June 2020

Fast-track intensive courses (July start)

Enrolment closes Thursday 25 June 2020

Why study a language with us?

Summer courses 2020

Summer courses provide 15 hours of tuition for beginner students. They are usually taught over one weekend  or 1 week or 2.5 weeks. The courses are aimed at preparing those who are heading abroad and want to learn the essentials such as greeting, ordering food and asking for directions before their travels begin.  

Destination Weekends

Taught over one weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Each courses is designed for beginners who are travelling abroad this summer and would like to be able to cover the basics such as directions, ordering food and having a basic grasp of the language.

Arabic
French
Greek
Italian
Turkish

French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Saturday intensive

Taught on a Saturday morning or afternoon during June, each classes is 3 hours in duration and taught over 5 weeks.

Arabic
French
Japanese
Mandarin
Spanish

One-week intensive

Taught week days (Monday to Friday) from 10.00 to 13.00 in July. Each class is 3 hours in duration and taught over 5 days. All courses are taught at beginner level. 

Arabic
British Sign Language
French
German
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Fast-track intensive

Taught over two and half weeks on a Monday & Wednesday  or Tuesday & Thursday in July. The 5 taught classes are 3 hours in duration and are taught in the evenings from 18.00 - 21.00. 

Arabic
French False Beginners
German
Japanese
Mandarin
Russian
Spanish

 

Free speaking practice

The Language Resources Centre 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.

Free speaking practice

Teaching style

We use the immersion method of language teaching. This means majority of the course will be conducted in the language of study. Our teachers use a communicative approach in class, practising the following four skills:

  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing

Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression.

 

High quality language tuition

The MLC employs over 100 teaching staff who are native speakers of the language they teach and have in-depth knowledge of language teaching methodology.

Many of our teachers also have expertise in other areas such as journalism, politics, business, international affairs and the health sector.

Modern Language Centre teaching staff