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 2022-2023

CLIE language module 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 2023, and take place online using Microsoft Teams.

You choose and book your own Oral Examination slot from those available; slots can only be booked on the CLIE Language Modules website from 01 March 2023 (after the Central Assessment Timetable has been published), via a link which will be posted on this page.

We are currently finalising the schedule for a few languages. The updated expected booking opening time for each language is now:

  • Arabic: open
  • British Sign Language: TBC
  • Dutch: open
  • English: open
  • French: open
  • German: open
  • Italian: open
  • Japanese: open
  • Mandarin: open
  • Portuguese: open
  • Spanish: open

You will be sent an email when booking for your language is open.

Registration for modules in 2022-2023 is now closed

If you have previously selected a CLIE language module on Portico but not completed the CLIE online application form then you can and should still do so.

If you wish to take a CLIE language module in 2022-2023 but do NOT have the module selected on Portico then in the first instance please email the CLIE language modules office explaining your case.

Class times and online timetable

Classes are scheduled around the availability of the students registered for each module, using information on the UCL Online Timetable. 

Provided you have completed registration (including having an interview if required) then you will be emailed your class information in the week beginning Monday 03 October 2022 (UCL week 6). Classes will also appear in your online timetable.

Classes start in the week beginning Monday 10 October 2022 (UCL week 7).

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.

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).

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.