UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Summer Intensive Modern Foreign Language (SIMFL) Courses

These two week intensive language courses (35 hours over 10 days) are designed to give participants the opportunity to develop their foreign language and culture skills in a professional context.

Course dates and times

Monday 01 July 2019 - Friday 12 July 2019

Beginner courses

Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 (with a 30-minute break)

Intermediate courses

Monday to Friday 13:00-17:00 (with a 30-minute break)

Languages and levels

  • Arabic - intermediate
  • French - beginners
  • Japanese - beginners
  • Spanish -  intermediate
  • British Sign Language (BSL) - beginners


All CLIE College Teaching Fellows are native speakers, highly qualified and experienced in teaching their own language as a foreign language.


These courses are open to all aged 18 or over.


  • £330 for UCL students
  • £430 for UCL alumni and UCL staff 
  • £620 for external applicants


Participants are also expected to spend 2-3 hours each day doing self-study to reinforce and practice what was learned in class.  

The CLIE contains a fully equipped Self-Access Centre (SAC), which enables users to supplement class-based language learning with self-study in their own time. The SAC contains a large number of books, films, documentaries, course videos and audio recordings in a wide range of languages. Many of the online resources can be accessed via these web pages (e.g. lectures, films, TV documentaries).


Participants may be required to purchase course material (e.g. textbook, workbook).


On completion of the course we can provide a Certificate of Participation (this will be sent to the address you provide on the application form).

British Sign Language: level 1 assessment towards a nationally accredited BSL qualification through the Institute of British Sign Language will be available at additional cost. Units IBSL1A1 and IBSL1A2 will each cost £32 for assessment.


Registration is online only, and is now open.