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About our courses

Evening & Saturday Language Courses

Autumn Courses & Term Dates

Enrolment opens: Wednesday 07 August 2019

Enrolment closes: Thursday 26 September 2019 at 23:00

Studying on one of our Evening or Saturday Language Courses means you have the choice of 26+ languages at a range of levels and in different formats. The courses are not assessed so there are no exams.

45 hour-courses

  • New for 2019/20 academic year
  • 10% discount offered 
  • Available for both intensive and standard courses
  • Purchase 45 hours of tuition, which means that Part 1, 2 & 3 are guaranteed to run, should the course be confirmed.
Autumn Term dates

Saturday course dates: 05 October 2019 - 08 February 2020 (45 hour-courses only)

Weekday intensive course dates:  w/c 07 October 2019 - w/e 14 February 2020 (45 hour-courses only)

Weekday standard course dates: w/c 07 October 2019 - w/e 26 June 2020 (45 hour-courses only)

Standard courses

  • Taught once a week on weeknights
  • Class duration: 1.5 hours 
  • One part can be completed in 10 weeks, an entire level is usually completed in 30 weeks. 
  • Classes are held at Strand, Waterloo and Guy’s campuses.
  • Each part can be purchased separately. If you enrol on all 3 parts before the 26 September 2019 you will receive a 10% discount on Part 3. 
  • Some 45 hour-course are avaliable with a 10% discount on the total price of the course

Autumn Term dates

Standard weekday courses: w/c 05 October 2019 -  w/e 13 December 2019 (15 hours-courses only)

Weekday standard course dates: w/c 07 October 2019 - w/e 26 June 2020 (45 hour-courses only)

Intensive courses 

  • 10% discount offered for 45 hour courses
  • Taught once a week on either a weeknight or Saturday
  • Class duration: 3 hours 
  • Usually completed in 15 weeks or 45 hours. Must be purchased as one complete level (45 hours). 
  • Classes are held at either Strand or Waterloo campuses.
Term dates

Saturday course dates: 05 October 2019 - 08 February 2020 (45 hour courses only)

Weekday intensive course dates: w/c 07 October 2019 - w/e 14 February 2020 (45 hour courses only)

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

Course Calendars

Monday 45-hours 

Tuesday 45-hours

Wednesday 45-hours

Saturday 45-hours

Intensive Thursday 45-hours

Intensive Wednesday 45-hours

Intensive Saturday 15 hours

Why study a language with us?

Native speaker teachers

3 central London campuses

4 seasonal enrolment windows

26+ languages available to study

Summer courses

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. 

We run a smaller portfolio of languages in the summer, such as:  

  • Arabic

  • French 

  • Greek 

  • German 

  • Portuguese

  • 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