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About our courses

Evening & Saturday Language Courses

Winter Term 2 - February 2020 

Key enrolment dates:

Enrolment closes Thursday 13 February 2020 at midnight. 

Spring & Summer Term Timetable

The Spring & Summer Term timetable will be released in late February 2020. If you would like to be notified when enrolment opens please register your interest

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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 Winter. Part 2 will be taught in Spring (April 2020) and Part 3 will either be taught as an intensive course in the Summer (July 2020) or will be offered 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

Why study a language with us?

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