Centre for English and World Languages

high quality language and pathway programmes

Language Express 10 week beginners courses at Canterbury

Open to anyone who wants to learn a new language - no need to be a University of Kent student


Our Language Express 10 week courses are now available for booking via our Online Store. If you require any assistance with booking your place, please email languageexpress@kent.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Centre for English and World Languages offers four 10 week Language Express beginners level courses starting in January. Please see below for further information:

4 Languages to choose from at beginners level starting in January


french language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Marine Authier

Japanese - this language will not be available for January 2019

japanese language express

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are not able to offer Japanese Language Express 10 week classes in 2019.


mandarin language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Jihong Li


spanish language express

Class times are as follows:


  • Thursdays, 18:00-20:00

Tutor: Silvia Belucci

Course Dates:

Hours per week 2
Week commencing Monday 21 January 2019
Week finishing Monday 25 March 2019
Location University of Kent Canterbury Campus
Further information languageexpress@kent.ac.uk

Course Fees:

Language Express 10

The 2018/19 fees* for Language Express 10 are as follows: 

University of Kent Students £140.00
University of Kent Staff £162.00
External £176.00

*Please note, the course fee excludes the cost of the textbook used in the course. Anyone who takes this course will be expected to purchase the core textbook at a cost of £15-£30.

Staff Funding

Staff are entitled to apply for 50% funding towards the cost of the classes, whether or not the language studied is relevant to their role and work at the University. Or alternatively, Staff can be awarded the full 100% funding where they can demonstrate that the language studied is directly linked to their current role and work at the University. For more information, visit the Learning and Development website.

Language Express - Terms and Conditions

Deadline for registrations:

The deadline for Language Express applications will be on Friday of the week prior to the course commencement date.


Notification of your withdrawal from Language Express must be sent by email to the Language Express mailbox languageexpress@kent.ac.uk by Friday, 5.00 pm on the second week of your class. Providing we receive notification of your withdrawal by this deadline you will receive a full refund.

MyCanterbury Promotion:

In order to qualify for the discounted price for the Language Express course, you must have created an account with MyCanterbury and claimed the valid discount code either through the app or the MyCanterbury website. The discount code must then be entered, when prompted, when purchasing the chosen Language Express course via our Online Store. The discount code will only be accepted during the date range listed on the MyCanterbury website. Discount codes will not be accepted after this time. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion at any given time.

Evaluate your language level

Please use our Self-Assessment Grid to evaluate your language level.


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Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 27/11/2018