UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


SIMFL courses: levels

The Summer Intensive Modern Foreign Language Courses are offered at two levels: beginners and intermediate.

Please use the descriptions below to check that the level is the appropriate one for you, as you will not be assessed.

  • If you are a complete beginner or have had only very little contact with the language, please choose beginner level.
  • We are not currently offering any intermediate or advanced levels.


Prerequisite for entry: For complete beginners or those who have had only very little contact with the language.

Aims and objectives: The aim of the course is to enable participants to function at a basic survival level covering professional/everyday areas/topics.

On completion of the course participants should be able to communicate in and understand the language on a number of professional and everyday matters. Language learning skills, including autonomous learning and how to approach authentic material, will be developed. Cultural awareness and some transferable skills will also be developed.