UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Course Structure

  • Each course takes 60 hours (30 lessons) to complete.
  • The 30 lessons are delivered in 3 x 10-week terms, which follow the pattern of the academic year.
  • Our courses are designed to teach students how to communicate effectively in their chosen language.
  • All four skills are taught (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with particular emphasis being placed on oral communication.
  • Our courses present the language as it is spoken today in everyday situations, covering basic survival skills for beginners through to fluent communication at advanced levels.
  • Class sizes allow maximum involvement of all participants and vary between 3 - 15 participants. All our classes are online only.
  • Our evening courses are non-credit bearing, but on completion of the three terms of their course, all students with an attendance record of 70% or above are issued with a certificate of attendance.

Term Dates (2023/24)

All classes are online and begin at 6.30pm and are two hours long. 
These dates indicate the weeks of each term only. Classes take place on various days of the week. Timetables for individual courses will be updated at the start of August.

Autumn1 - 109th October 2023 to 14th December 2023
Winter11 - 2015th January 2024 to 21st March 2024
Summer21 - 306th May 2024 to 11th July 2024

Please note that classes on Bank Holiday Mondays in 2024 will be rearranged in negotiation with the class.

Bank Holidays for 2024

Monday 6th May 2024

Monday 27th May 2024