Open Language Programme
The Open Language Programme offers
members of the public the opportunity to study languages within a flexible, part-time framework.
If you are a student at Essex, please visit the
Languages for All web
pages that details the language learning options available to you.
As a part-time language student you will learn how to deal with a range of different situations when travelling, use up-to-date information in another language from sources such as the internet, write a business letter, make oral presentations, discuss the latest news bulletins, take part in a filmed role-play or read and understand a variety of written texts such as extracts from newspapers, magazines or even novels. You will enjoy the various facilities offered by the university, including live satellite television broadcasts and computer programs.
It's possible to accumulate credits towards an award in Modern Languages, including:
- Certificate of Continuing Education in Modern Languages (60 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education in Modern Languages (120 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education in Modern Languages (240 credits)
Most of our modules are worth 30 credits with the exception of the intensive modules which are 60 credits. In general, there are three day-time classes for 30 credit modules and six weekly classes for intensive modules.
What languages can I study?
The languages which we currently offer are:
- Arabic; and
- Mandarin Chinese.
What modules can I study?
You can choose from a wide variety of
modules ranging from
Initial for beginners through to Mastery for those specialising in a particular language.
The impressive choice allows you to match your requirements and existing
language skills with one of the modules we offer.
What are the course fees?
For 2012, the course fees are:
- Single modules (30 credits) £950
- Intensive modules (60 credits) £1,900
Students who are 60 years or over are entitled to a discount of 30%.
How do I apply?
- We advise you to contact the module supervisor (individual's details can
be found on the module listing)
to make sure that the module you have selected is at the appropriate level.
- Complete the application form
(.doc) and return to:
- Undergraduate Administrator
Department of Language and Linguistics,
University of Essex,
- We will notify you to confirm your place by post or e-mail (whichever is your preference)
- You must register for your course on 5 October 2012 (teaching starts on
8 October 2012). If you are unable to register on the 5 October then you can
still do so at the start of the term by calling into The Registry, Room
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have any questions about the Open Language Programme please get in contact with the Programme Co-ordinator,
Annie Callaghan, on amc [add @essex.ac.uk if outside campus] or phone +44 (0)1206 872114.
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Last modified on 16 January 2013.