Our language courses not only provide you with communication skills, but also allow you to gain basic intercultural skills. As part of our Language Express courses, you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of the cultural contexts in which your chosen language is spoken.
The evening Language Express courses run for twenty weeks across the Autumn and Spring terms. You will be required to attend one two-hour class per week.
Language Express courses are not credit-bearing and will not count towards your degree programme. A minimum number of participants is required in order for course(s) to run and all courses will be held online for 2022-2023 with the exception of Russian which will be taught face-to-face at the Canterbury campus.
Language Express courses
|Code||Module||Level||Location||Date and time|
|LEXP0210||French A1||Beginners||Online||Mondays 18:00-20:00|
|LEXP0310||German A1||Beginners||Online||Mondays 18:00-20:00|
|LEXP0410||Italian A1||Beginners||Online||Tuesdays 18:00-20:00|
|LEXP0510||Japanese A1||Beginners||Online||Thursdays 18:00-20:00|
|LEXP0610||Mandarin A1||Beginners||Online||Tuesdays 18:00-20:00|
|LEXP1010||Spanish A1||Beginners||Online||Thursdays 18:00-20:00|
|We are also excited to be offering beginner's Arabic from 2023 onwards.|
Language Express will be offering a 10-week Ukrainian course on Wednesdays during the Spring Term (16 January 2023 to 7 April 2023).
The cost for students, staff and externals for this special course is £135, £145 and £185 respectively.
The cost for students, staff and externals is £270, £290 and £370 respectively.
University of Kent staff can 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. 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.
Find out more about the criteria via the University's Talent and Organisational Development website.
Interested in signing up to one of the Language Express courses? Please get in touch.
If you have any questions, please contact ArtsHumsUGandPGT@kent.ac.uk.