Fluent Futures

Fluent Futures

Our mission to provide free language tuition to step towards a more fluent future, fostering global communication and understanding. 

What is Fluent Futures?

Fluent Futures at the University of Kent launches in September 2024, offering all students the opportunity to learn languages such as Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian or German alongside their degrees at no extra cost

Fluent futures will be delivered by our Language Centre - a premier hub for language learning and intercultural excellence, building on the University of Kent’s vibrant international community. 

At Kent, we want you to get the most out of your time with us. We don't just want to inspire you to make the world a better place, we want to give you all the tools you need to make it happen and Fluent Futures is a part of that. 

By gaining the skills to communicate across cultures and borders you will be able to graduate into a world full of opportunities and have the talent to take them, effecting change in the places you want to see it.

Learn a language for free

We provide students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, with the opportunity to learn languages for free via the following options:

  • Free tutorials, open to everyone from complete beginners to advanced learners. These sessions offer great fun with no commitment and provide exceptional support from our expert staff and lectors, both in person and online.
  • Immersive Language modules during regular daytime sessions, either for credit or "as an extra", from beginners to advanced.

Any questions? The Language Centre staff is here to help: contact Wissia, our Director, at w.fiorucci@kent.ac.uk.

We have another option if you find you want to take your language learning further and add your language learning to your degree certificate to impress employers. Just scroll down.

Taking it further

Year in a Language

If you have a passion for langauges for you can take it further with a Year in a Language. Available after your second or third year, the course is run in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. You will acquire language skills and intercultural understanding that will open doors to both local and global career opportunities, making you an true global citizen.

How does it work?

The Year In is an add-on to your degree and it is chosen by students who want to immerse themselves in language and intercultural learning without the need to go abroad. Upon successful completion, your degree title will showcase your chosen language specialisation, distinguishing you in your own field of studies and work. 

The Year in a Language, which entails an additional year of tuition fees, is a brilliant chance to invest in your future and boost your professional profile with enhanced language proficiency and cultural knowledge.

Questions? Get in touch: w.fiorucci@kent.ac.uk