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01 August 2022

Modern Language Centre becomes King's Language Centre

The new name for the Centre from 1 August 2022.

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The Modern Language Centre at King’s College London has become the King’s Language Centre. The name change has been made to better reflect the university’s dynamic and diverse community of language educators and learners. It took effect on 1 August 2022.

For over 25 years the Modern Language Centre at King’s has provided expert language tuition open to all and has taught more than 8,000 language learners a year. Since then, the Centre has grown beyond its original name and today offers over 20 languages from across the globe, including both modern and ancient languages, from Arabic to Urdu, from Latin to British Sign Language.

We pride ourselves on being a vibrant and culturally diverse language centre, so I am delighted to share the news of our name change. The King’s Language Centre name better represents our community and reflects the breadth of our education portfolio, which reaches beyond teaching modern languages. As well as modern and ancient languages, our team of global professional language teachers offer cultural insights as well as language tuition.

Dr Ana Maria Sousa Aguiar de Medeiros, Director, King’s Language Centre

While the name of King’s Language Centre is new, its core objectives and service remain unchanged. Committed to providing high-quality expert language tuition, the Centre continues to offer evening short courses, language modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students at King’s, as well as doctoral candidates, private tuition and corporate training programmes.

Visit the King’s Language Centre website to find out more about language courses and expertise available and details of the latest evening courses available this Autumn.

Further information on how the name change is being implemented within the university is available for current staff and students on the King’s intranet.

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Ana Maria Sousa Aguiar de Medeiros

Director of the King's Language Centre