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FAQs

Course Information

When do the classes run?

The Evening Courses programme runs for three terms each academic year.

Classes are either from 17:00 to 19:00 or 19:00 to 21:00 on a designated weekday, Monday to Thursday. Participants can sign up for one, two or three terms; separate enrolment sessions are run for each term.

Are the courses assessed and can I get a certificate/credit?

Our courses carry CPD certification and so they are attendance-based only.

You can request a certificate of attendance at the end of a term, provided that you have attended at least 70% of the course.

Our courses are not assessed and there is no exam at the end. Our students progress naturally and on the recommendation of tutors onto the next level without the pressure of a pass/fail system.

Our courses do not carry credits and are not directly affiliated with any of the UCL degree programmes. Some departments may offer credits to students who take our courses, but this process is totally at the department's discretion and the Language Centre is not involved with these procedures.

How much are the fees and am I eligible for a discount?

Our courses start at £260 at 10 weeks, and there are small discounts available for bulk bookings (2 or 3 terms) and further concessionary rates available for UCL affiliates.

UCL 'affiliates' are the following: current UCL staff or students (must have a current valid ID card), UCL alumni (graduates of UCL - alumni card or proof of previous UCL enrolment must be shown), University of London students, (criteria/proof of status same as above - click here for a list of University of London institutions). 

Unfortunately we cannot offer discounts to students, staff or teachers from institutions outside of the University of London. We also cannot offer income or benefit related subsidies as our courses are not government funded.

How can I pay?

We do not currently offer the option of online payments, but there are still several ways to pay for our courses;

  • paying online - see Register & Pay Online
  • pay by card over the phone
  • by cash in the office
  • by company sponsorship or by departmental/student sponsorship funding

Registration

How and when can I apply and enrol?

In order to maintain an efficient and successful service, enrolments are run for a limited period only.

You can apply online during the specified enrolment periods only. 

To apply you must first submit an online application. You will receive an automated email response to your application - if you do not receive it please contact the office to check that your email address is accurate.

Secondly you will need to contact the office to discuss your place and make or confirm your payment. Submitting an application alone does not guarantee you a place; you will not have a place until you have spoken to the Evening Courses co-ordinator or an administrator and paid the course fees in full.

I have enrolled - what happens next?

When you contact the office to complete your enrolment with payment, we will confirm the details of your enrolment verbally and you will receive a receipt for your payment.

Written confirmations are posted out towards the end of enrolment, and email confirmations (including room details) are sent out in the week before term starts.

If you have not received any communication from us but believe that you should have done, please contact the office immediately. 

I studied at the Language Centre last term - do I need to re-enrol?

You only need to enrol for terms that you have not yet paid for. If you enrol for more than one term you will not need to re-register for the subsequent terms that you have booked. For terms that have been booked in advance, students are automatically re-enrolled and their class moves up one level. For the majority of classes we maintain the

I studied at the Language Centre last term – do I need to re-enrol?

You only need to enrol for terms that you have not yet paid for. If you enrol for more than one term you will not need to re-register for the subsequent terms that you have booked. For terms that have been booked in advance, students are automatically re-enrolled and their class moves up one level. For the majority of classes we maintain the same timetable and tutor.

If you are studying with us and have not yet enrolled for the next term but you would like to, please submit your form and payment within the enrolment period.

Language Interviews

What levels are offered and how do I know which level I am?

We offere six different levels of study, from complete Beginner to Proficiency.

Each level consists of 20 weeks (2 terms) of study, but applicants are free to enrol for just 10 weeks (1 term) if preferred. 'Plus' levels (1+, 2+, etc.) are the second part of a level. You must have completed the first half of a level, or already have the equivalent knowledge, in order to join the 'plus' class for that level.

Applicants who have no knowledge of a language should join a beginner class (level 1).

Applicants who have some knowledge of a language will need to book an assessment. This can be done as part of the online application process.

Time Table

How can I find out if there are places left?

During enrolment we try to keep our class list as up to date as possible and we will clearly mark classes that are full, as and when they reach capacity.

These updates are only likely to be done at the end of each working day, so please contact the office if you are in doubt. Please note that Beginners' classes are often the first to fill up.

We do not operate a waiting list system. Applicants are welcome to enquire intermittently in case a place has become available.

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