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Study abroad guide

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

The aim of all our language courses is to enable you to improve both your ability to communicate and your linguistic competence in the chosen language. A balance of receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills are developed through communicative classes and self-study. Various transferable skills are also covered.

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UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

Why study at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)?

We offer Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish at up to seven levels; from complete beginner's (syllabus A) to advanced (syllabus D) through to specific courses for more fluent speakers. Three English courses are also offered (English Language Skills for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers, Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers).

What you will gain from study at UCL

As well as the language courses on offer as part of your studies at UCL, we offer many evening courses and access to additional language learning resources.

Teaching and assessment

You can choose between courses carrying a credit value of 4 US/7.5 ECTS or of 8 US/15 ECTS. Courses involve two or four hours' tuition every week depending on credit value. Classes are held in the target language and are kept as small as possible. Assessment is through a balance of coursework and examinations.

Modules at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Please note: The centre is not an admitting department, but if you are admitted to another department you may be able to take a language course (or courses) with us.

Core module

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
LC000001 Language Study 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)

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Jenny Easter
+44 (0)20 7679 5481
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