UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)




Course Units

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) offers a range of 0.5 and 1.0 course units (15 and 30 credits/7.5 and 15 ECTS respectively).

CLIE modules:

  • form part of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.
  • are open to all current University of London undergraduates and graduates. 

Modules include:

  • Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish 0.5 and 1.0 course units (15 and 30 credits/7.5 and 15 ECTS respectively).
  • 3 English for Academic Purposes 0.5 course units (15 credits/7.5 ECTS).
  • a BSL (British Sign Language) 0.5 course unit (15 credits/7.5 ECTS).

Course information

Modern foreign language course units
English for Academic Purposes course units
British Sign Language 0.5 course unit

Oral Examinations - online booking

Online booking is now open for Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish modules as well as for BSL.

Examination preparation workshops

Details of the Examination preparation workshops taking place in Term 3 are now available.

Impact of industrial action on CLIE assessment

A minority of CLIE language classes were affected, and this varies across languages. CLIE is following the current UCL guidance on managing the impact of the industrial action on assessment, progression and awards.

We have records of the classes affected and will mitigate the impact on the assessment in accordance with UCL's guidance.

Recent and upcoming pieces of CLIE assessment

Project (due 19 March 2018): the first two stages (of four) were scheduled for December and January; stage 3 (a draft) was due in the before Reading Week (05-09 February 2018), with tutors returning it in the week after Reading Week (19-23 February 2018). CLIE policy is that there is no further feedback on the Project after the draft is returned to students. Due to the industrial action on the Thursday and Friday of that week (22-23 February 2018) seven classes were cancelled where they may not have received feedback; for five of these classes the tutors did give feedback that week, and for two classes the feedback was given the following week.  For students attending these two classes that were affected, in order to mitigate this and following current UCL guidelines, the Centre for Languages Undergraduate and Postgraduate Boards of Examiners have approved an extension of 1 week for the submission of the Project.

Aside from the delay in returning Project drafts to students in these two classes, students would only be affected if they have a question and are unable to see their tutor at an office hour due to it being cancelled or have to wait a longer than normal time for a reply to an email.

Oral Examinations (April-May 2018): students talk on their Project and the research undertaken for this (plus also a short role-play at the two lowest levels), so CLIE currently expect that these should be unaffected. There will as usual also be workshops on these at the end Term 2/start of Term 3. Students whose classes were affected by the industrial action will not be disadvantaged in the Oral Examinations.

Reading + Writing Examination Papers (April-May 2018): these have been checked to ensure that they are still appropriate for students from all classes for the module, and tasks/marking schemes for those classes affected by the strike have been adjusted.

Class rooms/online timetable

All classes are on the Online Timetable.


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