Study Abroad at UCL


UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

The aim of all our language courses is to enable you to improve both your ability to communicate and your linguistic competence in the chosen language. A balance of receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills are developed through communicative classes and self-study. Various transferable skills are also covered.

Key Information

Year, Spring Term
English language level
see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Institute of Education
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UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

Why study at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)?

We offer Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish at up to seven levels; from complete beginner's (level 1) to advanced (level 4) through to specific courses for more fluent speakers (level 7). Three English courses are also offered (English Language Skills for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers, Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers).

What you will gain from study at UCL

As well as the language modules on offer as part of your studies at UCL, we offer many evening courses and access to additional language learning resources.

Teaching and assessment

You can choose between modules carrying a credit value of 4 US/7.5 ECTS or of 8 US/15 ECTS. Modules involve two or four hours' tuition every week depending on credit value. Classes are held in the target language and are kept as small as possible. Assessment is through a balance of coursework and examinations.

For most of these modules some course materials (generally coursebooks) will need to be purchased.

Modules at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive and, since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2023/24, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Please note: The centre is not an admitting department, but if you are admitted to another department you may be able to take a language module (or modules) with us.

Core module

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
LC000001 Language Study Year, Spring Term 15/30 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Jenny Easter
+44 (0)20 8138 7938

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