IMPORTANT: Please note, all language courses run over both terms.

Why learn a language?

Leaning a language is empowering: it helps develop your cognitive skills, it gives an insight into different cultures/language communities, and helps with your career, with travel, socialising and networking, and with arts and literature.

Languages available

Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish

Levels available

Start at complete beginner level and go up to near-fluent specialised courses (Professional Purposes, Academic Purposes, Translation Skills).

The aim of all our language courses is to enable you to improve both your ability to communicate and your linguistic competence in the chosen language. A balance of receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills are developed through communicative classes and self-study. All courses will give an insight into the country/countries’ culture and society in a European/global context. How to study a language, including autonomous learning and how to approach authentic material plus various transferable skills are also part of the course. The language is always related back to your degree subject.

As part of the course you undertake a project where you explore a topic of interest related to your degree in the target language countries.

CLIE organises regular language and culture activities throughout the academic year to supplement your core teaching.

All language courses will run over both terms (in year 2 and 3). They will be timetabled to suit your timetable, but it is important that you register with the Language Centre at the start of term 1 of year 2 to guarantee your place. All the students will need to meet a tutor for the language they intend taking in the first week of Term 1 to ensure that they are taking the appropriate level/modules.

More information, including syllabi, can be found at the Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) Course Unit website.

Information for Current Students

For current module breakdown and syllabus, please have a look at the Minor page on the IEP Central Moodle (current students ONLY, login required).


Mr Adam Salisbury
Centre for Languages & International Education
Email: ku.ca1563258770.lcu@1563258770stinu1563258770esruo1563258770c-eil1563258770c1563258770

Choose your IEP Minor

Please select your preferred Minor via the IEP Moodle Minor Poll