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Undergraduate study options

King's College London student

Learning another language offers proven many benefits both professionally and personally.

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.

Undergraduate students have multiple options for language study at King's. We offer free modules for eligible students and a 45% discount on paid courses for King's students. 

Free courses
We offer King’s undergraduate students the opportunity to take free assessed language modules (see below for conditions).


Why you should study a language

  • Add to your employability by learning another language. Open up opportunities to work and live in other countries and increase your earning potential.
  • Follow your passion and learn a new culture and language.
  • The MLC is an international community with people learning languages from all over the world. Make new friends, gain confidence and enhance your university experience.

Assessed Modules

What's on offer?

  • 14 languages available in 2017-18.
  • Available at complete beginner stage 1 to advanced stage 7 (language dependent).
  • Can be taken as part of a King’s degree programme where permitted by the programme regulations (‘for award)’ or separately (‘not for award’).
  • Many full-year modules starting in September; One-semester modules starting in either September or January.

What is the structure?

Full-year modules

  • 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

  • 3 - 4 taught hours per week for 10 weeks.
  • 1 hour of e-learning per week.
  • 8 to 10 hours of self-study per week.
  • Serious academic language study leading to 15 credits at credit level 4, 5 or 6.
  • Two compulsory assessments: oral exam & written exam.
  • Minimum attendance requirement of 75%.
  • Results are on King’s student records system. 

For more information, please visit our Assessed modules webpage.

Semester 2 Timetable

 Module Module Title Campus Day Time
 ooIC  Intercultural Awareness Waterloo Tuesday 16.00
 ooLS  Language & Society Strand Monday 18.00
 AR11  Arabic Stage 1 (OSM) 







 BP12  Portuguese Stage 2 (OSM) Strand (Drury Lane) Thursday  10.00
 FR11  French Stage 1 (OSM) - Full Strand (BH)  Wednesday  10.00
 FR12  French Stage 2 (OSM) Strand (Drury Lane)  Thursday  13.00 
 FR13  French Stage 3 (OSM)  Strand Wednesday  15.00 
 GE11  German Stage 1 (OSM)  Strand (Drury Lane) Thursday  10.00 
 GE12  German Stage 2 (OSM) Strand (BH)  Thursday  12.00 
 GE14  German Stage 4 (OSM)  Waterloo Thursday  16.00 
 IT11  Italian Stage 1 (OSM)  Strand (Drury Lane) Thursday  10.00 
 IT12  Italian Stage 2 (OSM)  Strand Wednesday  10.00 
 JA11  Japanese Stage 1 (OSM)  Strand





 RU12  Russian Stage 2 (OSM)  Strand





 SP11  Spanish Stage 1 (OSM) - Full Strand   Wednesday 14.00 
 SP12  Spanish Stage 2 (OSM)  Strand (Drury Lane)  Thursday  10.00
SP13 Spanish Stage 3 (OSM) Strand Thursday 13.00
SP14 Spanish Stage 4 (OSM) Strand (Drury Lane) Tuesday 15.00

 *The full module timetable is available here. 

Evening & Saturday Language Courses

What's on offer?

  • Substantial discount for King’s students. (45%)
  • 26 languages available.
  • Available at complete beginner level 1 to advanced level 6 (varies per language).
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills.
  • No formal assessments or exams.
  • Starting in September, January, April & July.
  • Each level has 3 parts with 15 hours of teaching per part.
  • Enrol for 1, 2 or 3 parts (Discounts for enrolling in multiple parts). 
  • Courses taught at the Strand, Guy's, Waterloo and Denmark Hill Campuses. 

How many lessons per week and over the length of the course? 

  • Evening Language Courses: 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks (15 hours).
  • Intensive Evening Language Courses: 3 hours per week for 5 weeks (15 hours).
  • Saturday Language Courses: 3 hours per week for 5 weeks (15 hours).
  • Fast-track Summer Language Courses: 6 hours per week for 2.5 weeks (15 hours).
  • Intensive Summer Language Courses: 15 hours in 1 week.

Please note, above detail is for 1 part of a level, each level consists of 3 parts.

For more information, please visit our Evening and Saturday Language Courses pages.

Tailor-Made tuition 

If you want to learn a language at a time and place that suits you, tailor-made language tuition may be the option for you. 

Available for individuals or groups, in 30 languages, tailor-made tuition is your opportunity to have 1-on-1 tutoring with our native-speaker teachers. 

For more information, please see our tailor-made webpages or get in touch with us.

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Next steps

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