Languages for All

The University of Roehampton offers a variety of language classes which are open to students and staff of the University as well as members of the public. These language classes provide teaching at a range of experience levels, and are taught by academics passionate about language and culture.

The sessions are practical, career-boosting, and above all, enjoyable. Whether you're looking to make your vacations more interesting, or increase your appeal to employers, this is a fun and effective way to learn.

To sign up,  please fill in this form

Arabic

French

German

Italian

Japanese



Mandarin

Spanish

Latin

Ancient Greek

 

British Sign Language

How to apply

Students taking the module for credits can register via the Allocator system or by filling in our form. Registration will also be possible in September during Welcome Week via drop-in sessions.

Students taking modules outside of their compulsory 120 C-level credits as well as staff  or members of the public external to the university can register by filling in our form.

All language classes run at beginner (A1), elementary (A2) and lower intermediate (B1) level subject to numbers

If you are unsure please email lfa@roehampton.ac.uk

 

FAQs

I’m a University of Roehampton student: do I have to pay?

Languages for All courses are free if taken as part of your compulsory 120 credits at C-Level. Some courses already have 120 compulsory credits in the subject you are studying and might not allow you to take a language as part of your 120 credits in first or second year. If you take the module on top of your 120 credits then there is a fee (£225 for current students and Alumni).

How much does it cost?

For current University of Roehampton students, members of staff and alumni: £225

For anyone else: £450

I’m a University of Roehampton student: will the course appear on my transcript?

It can if you want it to, but it doesn’t have to. The decision has to be made before the university deadline for modifying your module diet, which is usually in week 3 of term 1.

What is the class timetable?

Languages for All classes tend to run in the evening so as to accommodate as many students as possible. The timetable is finalised in the run up to the start of term, at the moment, groups are scheduled to run

  • Arabic: Tuesday
  • British Sign Language: Group 1 Monday, Group 2 Wednesday
  • French: Beginners Monday, Elementary Tuesday, B1 Wednesday
  • German: Tuesday
  • Italian: Tuesday
  • Japanese: Thursday
  • Mandarin: Thursday
  • Spanish: Beginners Tuesday, Elementary and Intermediate Wednesday
  • Latin: Monday
  • Ancient Greek: Thursday
  • New Testament Greek: Tuesday

Which level should I choose?

If you have never studied the language before, you should take the language at A1, regardless of how many other languages you may already speak or have studied. If you have studied it a long time ago or did a GSCE, then A2 is most likely your level. If you did an A-level, then B1 should suit you best. If you are still unsure, or if you are simply curious, you can test yourself via the links below:

Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Mandarin: https://www.esl.co.uk/en/language-online-tests/study-abroad.htm

Japanese: http://www.transparent.com/learn-japanese/proficiency-test.html

What level am I?

Beginners (A1)

This level is appropriate for students with no knowledge of the language.

A beginner’s course will equip students with the language skills (listening, speaking and reading skills) and knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with native speakers in the sorts of short daily situations they may reasonably be expected to encounter like introducing themselves, expressing likes and dislikes, expressing daily routines, asking for directions, asking common questions, talking about food, etc.

Elementary (A2)

This module is appropriate for students with a GCSE level (or equivalent) of the language.

This module builds on work previously introduced in a foreign language beginner’s course and it is appropriate for students with GCSE or equivalent. It aims to further develop the ability to communicate verbally on everyday matters, with reference to the present and past and to express personal opinions. At the same time, it will widen students’ repertoire of written genres (e.g. narratives, biographies) and punctuation conventions. This course is for students preparing to reach an A2 level (Waystage) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Lower Intermediate (B1)

This module is aimed at students who have done an Elementary course already or have an A level or equivalent.

This module assumes some knowledge of the target language and is designed to further develop the students’ ability to understand the spoken and written word and to communicate orally and in writing in a variety of situations in a foreign-speaking environment. Students will be presented with a range of texts extracted from magazines and newspapers as well as TV and radio programmes dealing with familiar issues and current affairs. This course is for students preparing to reach an A2 level (Threshold) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.