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Assessed modules

generic-student-3-780x330Why study an Assessed Module?

Our assessed (credit bearing) language modules offer many benefits. Whether you want to add to your education, enhance your career, travel or become a global citizen, we will teach you effective language skills that will last a lifetime. King's students may study a language for free during your undergraduate or postgraduate studies. 

Modules offer:

 • Supported learning inside and outside of the classroom

 • Small class sizes and one-on-one support

Contacting the MLC 

If you have any queries about Assessed Modules or PG-only Courses please email us at modern.language@kcl.ac.uk 

Undergraduates

Assessed modules are free for King's College Undergraduate students and can be taken as part of your degree programme if permitted by the programme regulations ‘for award’ or separately ‘not for award’.

Please speak to your home department to check whether you are eligible. ‘For award’ modules will show on your academic transcript.

Modules can be taken at credit level 4, 5 or 6 depending on the programme regulations. All modules carry 15 credits and include a mandatory written and oral exam. The minimum attendance requirement is 75%. Results are released on your Student Record (e-vision portal). 

Full-year modules include:

 • 2 taught hours per week for 20 weeks (10 weeks each in semester 1 & 2)

 • 4 to 8 hours of self-study per week

One-semester modules include:

 • 3 taught hours per week for 10 weeks

 • 1 hour of integrated e-learning per week

 • 8 to 10 hours of self-study per week

All study options for Undergraduate students interested in studying a language are listed here.

Postgraduates

Assessed modules are free for King's College Postgraduate students and can be taken as part of your degree programme if permitted by the programme regulations ‘for award’ or separately ‘not for award’

All modules carry 20 credits (credit level 7). Assessment is mandatory and consists of a written and oral exam as well as a 1500-words linguistics essay. The minimum attendance requirement is 75%. Results are released on your Student Record (e-vision portal).

Please speak to your home department whether you are eligible. ‘For award’ modules will show on your academic transcript.

Modules include:

 • 2 taught hours per week for 20 weeks (10 weeks each in semester 1 & 2) plus 1 hour of linguistics lectures per week

 • 4 to 8 hours of self-study per week

All study options for Postgraduate students interested in studying a language are listed here

Languages & module descriptions

We review our modules on an annual basis to continue to offer innovative and exciting courses, therefore, the list of modules is subject to change.

Module descriptions:

Arabic         

Japanese

Dutch

Korean

French

Mandarin

German

Polish

Greek

Portuguese

Hindi

Russian

Italian

Spanish

 

Linguistics                                                                     Latin

If you are looking for a language that is not currently listed, please let us know because we may be able to offer the language if we receive enough interest.

Latin can be studied with the Department of Classics or as a non-assessed course with the Modern Language Centre if you are a postgraduate student.

Support & resources

The Modern Language Centre is here to support you inside and outside of the classroom. 

Your teacher will use KEATS throughout the course and monitor your progress. When you enrol to an Assessed Language Module you are automatically enrolled on KEATS

The Language Resources Centre supports your independent language learning outside of the classroom. Here you can make use of:

 • Friendly staff to advise on how to make the most of the open learning facilities.

 • Free one-to-one speaking practice sessions with native speakers.

 • Multilingual language learning advisors.

 • Language workshops.

 • Laptops, Wi-Fi access and comfortable reading areas.

 • Language textbooks, grammar books, dictionaries and other reference material.

 • Daily and weekly newspapers and magazines for nearly all languages as online subscriptions and in print.

 • Feature films and documentaries on DVD.

 • Language learning audio CDs.

Timetables

The timetable for 2018/9 will be available in September 2018. Please see term dates for the new academic year below:

MLC Registration (College Welcome Week): Monday 17 September – Thursday 20 September 2018

Semester 1

Teaching: Monday 24 September – Friday 7 December 2018

Reading week: 29 October – 2 November 2018

Revision classes (and replacement classes): Monday 10 December – Friday 14 December 2018

Exam period 1: Monday 7 January – Friday 11 January 2019

 

Semester 2

Teaching: Monday 14 January – Friday 29 March 2019

Reading week: 18 February – 22 February 2019

Revision classes (and replacement classes): Tuesday 23 April – Friday 26 April 2019

Exam period 2:

  • Oral/listening exams: Tuesday 23 April – Monday 29 April 2019   
  • Written exams: Monday      29 April – Friday 31 May 2019

 

Exam period 3:

Monday 5 August – Friday 16 August 2019

Assessment

Students registered for a credit-bearing (‘assessed’) language module have to take a summative written and oral examination. Postgraduate students are required to submit a linguistics essay in addition to the two exams. Students are required to sit the examinations, even if they are taking the module separately from their degree programme (“not for award”).  

Personalised assessment arrangements

Written exams

The purpose of personalised assessment arrangements is to provide an environment that gives all students an equal opportunity for assessment. All applications for personalised assessment arrangements require specific supporting evidence and there are strict deadlines for each examination period.

Please refer to the personalised assessment arrangements webpages for full details including how to apply. The personalised assessment arrangements commitee (PAAC) will make all special arrangements for final written exams.

Oral exams & formative assessment

If you require personalised arrangements for your formative assessment or oral exam please inform the Modern Language Centre. You must first register with the PAAC by completing the relevant form on the Examinations - Academic Services webpages.

Disabilities & Dyslexia

The College's Disability Advisory Service can provide students and staff with information, advice and guidance on disability support issues.

In addition, each Faculty has a dedicated Disability Liaison who can help answer any course-based access enquiries you may have. The Arts & Humanities Disability Liaison is Tom Horne.

Equality & Diversity

The Modern Language Centre endorses without reserve the College Equality & Diversity policy.

Mitigating Circumstances

It is a College requirement that students take or submit their assessments at times prescribed by the College. However, it is acknowledged that exceptionally, through illness or other good cause a student may be unable to meet these requirements. In such instances, College regulations allow students to submit details of their mitigating circumstances for consideration by boards of examiners. The board will use the information submitted to determine whether the mitigating circumstances provided by the student are an acceptable reason for requesting an extension for coursework or missing an assessment and deferring it.

Please see the College's Mitigating Circumstances page for further information.

Please note that the completed Mitigating Circumstances Form (MCF) and relevant evidence should be submitted to the administrative team in your home department if you are taking the assessed module “for award”, and to modern.language@kcl.ac.uk if you are taking the assessed module “not for award”.

Plagiarism & related forms of cheating

King's College treats plagiarism as a serious academic offence. Please see the student guidance on plagiarism for further information.

All allegations of plagiarism will be investigated and may result in action being taken under the College's Misconduct Regulations. A substantiated charge of plagiarism will result in a penalty being ordered ranging from a mark of zero for the assessed work to expulsion from the College.

Registration 

Which modules will be offered in Autumn 2018?

Intercultural Awareness, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarine, Portuguese, Russian & Spanish. Please check back shortly for the full schedule. 

Fees & discounts

Fees for 2017/18

Assessed (credit-bearing) modules are free of charge for King’s College London undergraduate and postgraduate students when taken as part of the degree programme. Please speak to your home department to check whether you are eligible.

King's postgraduate students can also take one free assessed module or non-assessed course for postgraduates free of charge separate from their degree programme. 

Please note that non-assessed courses for postgraduates are only available for current King's or University of London postgraduate students. University of London postgraduates are charged £805 to attend a non-assessed course for postgraduates.

Discounted rates

Discounted rates apply to King’s students (if the module is taken outside of the programme), staff & alumni, University of London students & staff. The reduced rate is: £425.

Members of the public can take the module for the full fee: £1,156. One-semester-modules and full year modules are charged at the same rate.

Please note that non-assessed courses for postgraduates are only available for current King's or University of London postgraduate students. 

Additional costs

Administrative fee for refunds: £10

Students need to purchase a course textbook and workbook. Books typically cost between £20 and £45 each, depending on the language and stage.

 

Frequently asked questions

What if the course I am enrolled on is too easy or too difficult?

In the first instance, please speak to your teacher who will be able to advise you further.

If your teacher believes that you should move levels they will request a transfer on your behalf.

If I am unable to attend a lesson, can I go to a different class?

Students can only attend the module and group they have been registered for. If you miss a lesson please contact your teacher who will be able to provide information on any missed course content.

What if I cannot attend my examinations?

It is a requirement that students take or submit their assessments at times prescribed by the College. However, it is acknowledged that exceptionally, through illness or other good cause a student may be unable to meet these requirements. In such instances, College regulations allow students to submit details of their mitigating circumstances for consideration by boards of examiners. The board will use the information submitted to determine whether the mitigating circumstances provided by the student are an acceptable reason for missing an assessment.

Please see the College's Mitigating Circumstances page for further information.

When will I receive my results?

Students receive their results 48 hours after they have been ratified by the Faculty Assessment Board. The Board meets in early July to ratify Exam period 1 and Exam period 2 marks, and in early September to ratify Exam period 3 marks.

 

 

Information for students

2017-18 MLC student handbook

Terms and Conditions 


Next steps

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Undergraduate prospectus

Postgraduate guide