UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Courses available

Modern foreign language (MFL) course units


Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese 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 currently Arabic is available at levels 1 to 5 (Business and Current Affairs), Dutch is available at levels 1 to 4 and Portuguese is available at levels 1 to 3. 

Course values

  • Most levels are available as either a 0.5 unit or a 1.0 unit (15 or 30 credits/7.5 or 15 ECTS respectively). A 1.0 unit (30 credits/15 ECTS) is more intensive and enables you to make faster progress and cover more material.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course units

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course unit

British Sign Language (BSL) course unit