UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)




The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) offers a range of 15 and 30 credit modules (7.5 and 15 ECTS respectively).

CLIE modules:

  • form part of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.
  • are open to all current University of London undergraduates and graduates. 

Modules available include:

  • Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish 15 and 30 credit modules (7.5 and 15 ECTS respectively).
  • 3 English for Academic Purposes 15 credit modules (7.5 ECTS).
  • a BSL (British Sign Language) 15 credit module (7.5 ECTS).

Examination preparation workshops

Examination preparation workshops on the Oral Examination and/or the Reading + Writing Examination are taking place at the start of Term 3.

Course information

Modern foreign language modules


  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Seven levels from complete beginners (level 1) to advanced (level 4) and post-A level (levels 5, 6 and 7). We also offer French for Art Historians and Italian for Art Historians at an intermediate level. Currently Arabic is available at levels 1 to 5, Dutch is available at levels 1 to 4 and Portuguese is available at levels 1 to 5. 

Course credits

  • Most levels are available as either 15 or 30 credits (7.5 or 15 ECTS respectively). A 15-credit module covers one level; a 30-credit module covers two levels. A 30-credit module is therefore more intensive and enables you to make faster progress and cover more material


  • MFL modules.
English for Academic Purposes modules
British Sign Language module


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