French is an official language in 29 countries across multiple continents, most of which are members of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the community of 84 countries that share the official use or teaching of French.

French is one of six official languages used in the United Nations and is spoken as a first language by around 76 million native speakers and about 235 million daily, fluent speakers. 

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Valerie is a fantastic teacher: engaging, funny and patient. She always has time for every student and goes above and beyond for every lesson.

Kayleigh Former French course participant

How to register

If you are able to select elective modules as part of your degree programme, you can opt to take language modules when you make your module choices via the Module Catalogue. Just search the module code (eg FR300) in the module catalogue.

If you are unsure if your degree programme allows for elective modules, you will need to contact your academic school.

If you are not permitted to select elective modules as part of your degree programme, we also offer the opportunity to study a language as an extracurricular module. The module will not contribute credit to your degree, but you will be expected to take tests. You can choose whether or not you want the marks from your language tests to appear on your final transcript. The cost for adding each 15 credit module to your degree is £284. The fee for 30 credit modules is £530.

Contact us for more information. 

Undergraduate students can also apply to take a Year in a Language.   

Language Express 

Interested in learning a new language? Why not try out our Language Express course in French?  

Engaging, flexible and interactive, our evening Language Express courses will make you progress in French in no time. By focussing on conversational skills, our classes are recommended for students, staff, and anyone else wanting to learn a language from beginners' level.

Head over to our Language Express page to find out more.

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