UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Course Structure

  • Each course takes 60 hours (30 lessons) to complete.
  • The 30 lessons are delivered in 3 x 10-week terms, which follow the pattern of the academic year.
  • Our courses are designed to teach students how to communicate effectively in their chosen language.
  • All four skills are taught (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with particular emphasis being placed on oral communication.
  • Our courses present the language as it is spoken today in everyday situations, covering basic survival skills for beginners through to fluent communication at advanced levels.
  • Class sizes allow maximum involvement of all participants and vary between 4 - 15 participants.
  • Course syllabi are available upon request.
  • Our evening courses are non-credit bearing, but on completion of the three terms of their course, all students with an attendance record of 60% or above are issued with a certificate of attendance.

Term Dates (2015/16)

All classes begin at 6.30pm and are two hours long.
These dates indicate the weeks of each term only. Classes take place on various days of the week. Click here to view timetables.

Term Lessons Dates
Autumn 1-10 w/c 5 October - 10 December 2015
Winter 11 - 20 w/c 11 January - 17 March 2016
Summer 21 - 30 w/c 25 April - 30 June 2016