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About our courses

Online Evening & Saturday Language Courses

Enrolment is now open for our Autumn Evening & Saturday Language Courses. Enrolment closes midnight Thursday 01 October 2020

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. 

We have moved to online teaching - learn a new language. 

All our language courses are delivered online with a fully interactive platform.

About the virtual classroom. This will allow for real time online interactions, either verbal (audio/video) as well as by text chat between teachers and fellow students. Although the class environment and interaction with differ from face-to-face with your fellow students and your teacher, the same syllabus will be covered and the four communicative skills will be addressed (speaking, reading, writing and listening).

The same teaching quality will be delivered through virtual classes and video-conferencing, group work, online exercises and varied activities will be integrated. 

Standard courses

  • Classes are held online
  • Taught once a week on weeknights
  • One part can be completed in 10 weeks
  • Complete language level is taught in 30 weeks (45 hours)  

Intensive courses 

  • Classes are held online
  • Taught once a week on either a weeknight or Saturday
  • Class duration: 3 hours 
  • Complete language level taught in 15 weeks (45 hours)

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

Terms & Conditions

Enrolment is open

You must enrol by midnight Thursday 01 OCtober 2020. 

Choose a language

 

Why study a language with us?

About our Summer Language 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.  

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