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 2020-2021

All languages and modules are offered as usual, even if not currently shown in the module catalogue.

Registration is online, with interviews done on Microsoft Teams.

Classes start in the week of 12 October 2020. All classes will be online at present. The majority of classes will take place on Microsoft Teams; some will be on Blackboard Collaborate and a few on Zoom.

If you have registered with the CLIE and had confirmation of your module then you will receive your class details by email on Sunday 11 October 2020; if you have the module selected on Portico then you will also see your allocated class(es) on the UCL Online Timetable .

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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. 

MFL student talking with her Japanese teacher

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).

Students studying in class with model of human body

Student Selected Components (SSCs)

UCL undergraduate medical students (year 1 and 2) can study SSCs in seven languages.