The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) (formerly Language Centre) offers a range of 0.5 and 1.0 course units (15 and 30 credits) which form part of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes and are open to all current University of London undergraduates and graduates. Courses include Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish 1.0 and 0.5 course units as well as three English for Academic Purposes 0.5 course units and a TEFL 1.0 course unit.

A summary of the courses we offer is below; full information can be found in the menu on the left.


Oral Examinations

Oral Examinations for CLIE Course Units take place EITHER before Easter (24-28 March 2014) OR after Easter (28 April 2014 and after), depending on the module.

ALL available slots for CLIE modules have been released, and are bookable on a first come first served basis.

Oral Examination slots can ONLY be booked online.

Class information

Modern foreign language course units


Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.


Seven levels from complete beginners (syllabus A) to advanced (syllabus D) and post-A level (Business and Current Affairs; Current Affairs and Culture (Social, Historical and Political); Professional Purposes II; Academic Purposes II; Translation Skills). We also offer French for Art Historians and Italian for Art Historians at intermediate level. Please note that Arabic and Mandarin are currently available at levels 1 to 5 (Business and Current Affairs) and Dutch is available at levels 1 to 4. More...

Course values

Most levels are available as either a 1.0 unit or a 0.5 unit (30 or 15 credits). A 1.0 unit (30 credits) is more intensive and enables you to make faster progress and cover more material.

Modules/course codes

English for Academic Purposes course units

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes [LCEN6001] – 0.5 course unit.

Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers [LCEN6801] – 0.5 course unit.

Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers [LCEN6802] – 0.5 course unit.

TEFL course unit

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) [LCTE7900] – 1.0 course unit.

CELTA/TEFL event on 30 September 2013 13:00-14:00 NEW!

This initial teacher training course will help you acquire the skills you need if you plan to teach English abroad as part of your degree, or if you wish to teach English during the holidays or after you have finished your studies. On completion of the course you will receive a teaching certificate, validated by UCL, in addition to your module credit as part of your degree programme. In addition, the course provides students with the opportunity to complete the course with a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) awarded by Cambridge English. The course also covers transferable skills such as team building, time management, presentation skills and cross-cultural awareness.

Material available on this site

Information: general information about the courses we offer, including levels, course codes, how to register, timetabling, teaching and assessment dates and a FAQ.

Course content: syllabi and booklists.

Assessment: information on coursework and examinations, including Project Guidelines and past examination papers.

Resources: both general and language-specific additional resources to assist you with your language learning.

Contact us: location information and a complete list of UCL CLIE Course Unit staff - administrative and teaching.

Staff area: material for UCL CLIE Course Unit staff.


All documentation on this site is in Adobe Acrobat format.

Much of this site is restricted to current UCL staff and students. For access you will require a valid UCL Information Systems computer account and password.

Questions? Please check the answers to questions we often get asked. If your question is not answered then please email us.

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