Centre for English and World Languages

high quality language and pathway programmes

Language Express Direct one-to-one tuition

If you would like one-to-one language tuition, we will set up a special course for you called Language Express Direct.

The course consists of 10 hours of lessons. You decide the start date and the lesson schedule with the teacher depending on their availability. Please see our leaflet for further information.

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Language Express Course Details

Language Express Direct offers one-to-one language tuition. It is very flexible and can be set up in accordance with your needs and availability. Language Express Direct is delivered through the Centre for English and World Languages at the University of Kent.

The features of Language Express Direct include:

  • Sourcing of suitably experienced and qualified language teachers
  • 10 hours tuition to be timetabled according to participants' availability and convenience
  • Use of CEWL rooms and resources
  • Support through CEWL permanent staff



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Languages and Availability


Availability day/time for lessons

Out of term (May to August)

Academic term time (September to April)


Weekdays after 17:00; Not available on Mondays 10:00-11:00, Tuesdays after 18:00, and Wednesdays 9:00-11:00


Not available on Tuesdays after 18:00


Negotiable, Not available in August


Available on Mondays 8:30-9:30 and Tuesdays 15:30:-16:30




Not available from Mondays to Wednesday morning


Weekdays after 17:30, Weekends


Not available on Tuesdays and Thursdays after 18:00 and Wednesdays after 14:30


Negotiable.Not available in May-July


Not available Thursdays after 18:00




Not available on Tuesdays after 18:00


Please note that all Language Express Direct courses are subject to teacher availability.


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Course Fees: 2019-2020

  • University of Kent students and staff: £455 for 10 hours' tuition
  • External students: £507 for 10 hours' tuition

N.B. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fees


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How to Apply

If you are interested in taking this course please give the following information using the form below, including:

  1. Your status (University of Kent student, staff or external)
  2. Language you want to learn
  3. Your preferred course starting date, lesson day and time, if known
  4. Your experience of learning the language you want to learn
  5. Language skill(s) you particularly want to focus in the course (e.g. conversation, writing, reading, grammar)
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LX Direct Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to Language Express Direct courses.  Please read them before committing to a Language Express Direct Course.

  1. You must pay your course fees before the first lesson.
  2. You can pay by credit/debit card at CEWL reception or by bank transfer. There may be a charge for paying by bank transfer – please check with your bank.

The cost for 10 hours (10 lessons):


Total Cost

Cost per Participant

1x University of Kent student/University of Kent staff member



2x University of Kent students/University of Kent staff members



1x External



2x Externals



1x University of Kent student/University of Kent staff member and 1 external


£341.25 University of Kent student/University of Kent staff member +
£380.25 External

N.B. The course fees do not include the cost of any textbooks that you may need for the course.

Language Express Direct courses consist of 10 hours of lessons. You must complete the course within 4 months of the first meeting with CEWL and your tutor. If the course is not completed within 4 months, you will not be eligible to complete any outstanding hours from your set of 10.

Lesson Change / Cancellation

The lesson dates and times will be agreed between the student and the tutor.

If any unforeseen emergency arises and you cannot attend a lesson, you must email your tutor, at least 24 hours before the scheduled class.

A maximum of 2 lessons can be cancelled without a penalty. Further cancellations will result in the loss of a teaching hour. This means your total teaching received will be reduced to 9 hours instead of the original 10 hours.

Cancellation Fees
  1. We will charge you an administration fee of £30 for an initial meeting to arrange a Language Express Direct course. If the student/tutor decides not to progress with course, this fee will be retained by CEWL and will not be refunded.
  2. We will charge you a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of 2 lessons (2 hours) if you discontinue the course before the 10 lessons have taken place.
  1. We will refund your course fees minus £30 administration fee if the course is cancelled before the first lesson takes place.
  2. If you discontinue the course part way through, we will refund the fees for the remaining lessons, minus a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of 2 lessons.


CEWL's Privacy Policy can be found here. For more information, please contact us at cewl@kent.ac.uk


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Centre for English and World Languages, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

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

Last Updated: 14/10/2019