UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)



Take a language module for credit as part of your undergraduate or graduate degree programme. We offer courses in nine modern foreign languages, English for Academic Purposes and British Sign Language.

CLIE language modules 2023-2024 


Oral Examination

The Oral Examination applies to all CLIE language modules except Translation Skills, Art Historians, Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers, Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers. 

Oral Examinations take place in April-May 2024, and take place online using Microsoft Teams.

Bookings for all languages are now closed. 
Teams invites have been sent out. You will have received a new MS Teams meeting invite the subject line of which starts with "USE THIS MEETING". Please join this meeting at the start of your scheduled oral examination

More information about the Oral Examination can be found in the CLIE Language Modules 2023-2024 module handbook (part 2, section 4)

Registration for modules in 2024-25

Registration for modules in 2024-2025 is open for CONTINUING UCL students
In order to take a CLIE language module you need to BOTH complete the CLIE online application form and AND have the CLIE language module as one of your module selections on Portico.

Full registration information for 2024-2025

All CLIE language modules are in the UCL Module Catalogue; you can find a brief description of each module as well as a list of summative assessments.

Module syllabi and course materials.

Portico module selection for new UCL students opens on Monday 9 September 2024. See UCL new student module selection information for more information.

Class start

CLIE language module classes started in the week beginning Monday 07 October 2024 (UCL week 7).

Teaching delivery

  • CLIE language modules are taught face-to-face wherever possible.
  • Workshops are online.
  • Any online sessions will be synchronous.


We schedule classes around the availability of the students registered for each module, using information on the UCL Online Timetable. We will start this in August 2024 once the main module registration period for continuing students had finished, subsequently making amendments and creating additional class groups when necessary.

Online Timetable

You should see your allocated group(s) for your module in your personal timetable on the UCL Online Timetable, where you can see the class location. We recommend you check the UCL Online Timetable shortly before your class each week in case of any updates.

Modules appear in on the UCL Online Timetable the day after you select them in Portico.

After this you are then allocated to a specific CLIE language module class(es). Allocations are done automatically on a daily basis; in cases where the system is unable to meet all criteria then this is done manually, when we take into account your other teaching events.

Class location:

  • Face-to-face classes: UCL maps.
  • Online classes/workshops: Your tutor will be in touch with you with joining instructions closer to the first class/workshop.


Questions? Drop us a line.


To enrol on a CLIE language module, you must:

  • be a current undergraduate or graduate student at UCL or another college of the University of London
  • have authorisation from your department to study a module as part of your degree programme
  • be here for the full academic year.

All CLIE modules (15 or 30 credits) start in October and run through to March. 

Students listening in a language class

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Languages include: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish across all levels (15-30 credits).

EAP student reading a text in class

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Modules include: English Language Skills for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing in English for Native or Non-Native Speakers (15 credits).

British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL)

Study British Sign Language at level 1 or 2 (15 credits).