The Language Centre at Keele provides Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish language and culture modules for Keele students and staff. After successfully completing a series of language modules as electives, you will have the opportunity to gain an enhanced degree title.
You may be a complete beginner or simply want to brush up your existing skills, or perhaps you are looking for a formal language qualification. Whatever your need, we can provide a flexible, guided route to achieving your goals.
Modules are typically taught over an 11-week semester, with 2 contact hours per week.
If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your undergraduate degree programme there is no additional cost.
If your principal programme does not allow you to take any free-standing elective modules you can still enrol on one language module per semester free of charge. Equally, if you can only choose one free-standing elective per year you can take a second module in the same language without additional charges.
- If you would like to enrol for a Modern Language module as part of your elective programme please register your elective choice on e-vision.
- If you do not have a free elective choice or would like to take a Modern Language as an additional module please download the application form.
Students who have sufficient free-elective space but would like to take one or more Modern Language modules in addition to their degree have to pay a module fee of £250 for the first module and £199 for a second module in the same language in the same year.
We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students a number of free places on our language modules (subject to availability). For details please e-mail [email protected].
Please contact the Language Centre office ([email protected]) who will be happy to advise on any of the above.
As part of Keele's international strategy, the Language Centre offers free places on credit-bearing language modules to staff.
Improved career prospects
You will increase your employment prospects.
You have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification alongside your degree.
You will develop communicative as well as linguistic skills and a better understanding of other cultures.
You have a wide variety of languages and courses to chose from.
And it's fun!
You have the chance to learn in an atmosphere which is professional but also relaxed and enjoyable.
You may choose to enrol for one semester only or take a number of modules for more systematic language learning and the opportunity to achieve an Enhanced Degree Title or a record of achievement on your HEA report.
The Language Centre offers up to 10 levels (stages 1 - 10), from beginner to post A level. It is important to select the appropriate level based on your previous experience. To help you decide please click here for a helpful guide or contact our administration team ([email protected]) who will be happy to discuss this further with you.
These stages are comparable to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for further details please see Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and will be available from the beginning of the academic year.
The Language Centre at Keele offers a wide range of opportunities to study English and Modern Languages in a welcoming and friendly environment.