Study a language at Essex
Languages for All applications for the 2012-13 academic year have now closed.
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Information for students studying Languages for all
for All (LfA) offers you the opportunity to study a language alongside your
course at no extra cost.
You can place yourself ahead of other graduates by learning core language
- give you a competitive edge in graduate employment;
- expand your options for
- help you gain the confidence to work and travel internationally; and
- increase your global and cultural awareness.
Immerse yourself in an authentic language learning experience at Essex and
develop skills to last a lifetime. Learning a language at Essex is a truly
enriching experience. Our native (or bi-lingual) language teachers ensure that
you gain the confidence and proficiency in the language but also help you to
learn about the country and its culture.
You can choose from three options:
- Language Express: study a language
module in the evening;
- Language Portfolio: study flexibly
through web-based language learning and optional extra activities, such as
conversation classes; or
- Language Framework: study one of
50 taught language modules at different proficiency levels on a part-time
Helping you choose the right option
When can I apply?
Application for Languages for All will open at the start of the next academic
Who can take LfA modules?
LfA is open to all full-time and part-time registered students who are enrolled
on a University of Essex course (undergraduate, postgraduate taught,
postgraduate research and full-year incoming abroad students). This does not include
students studying individual modules or short courses.
What languages can I study?
You can choose from a wide selection of taught language modules, at different
proficiency levels, in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese,
Portuguese and Spanish.
You can study French, German or Spanish at any level from complete beginners
You can study French, German, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish from beginners. In
upcoming years we intend to offer modules for higher proficiency levels.
How do I pay my LfA deposit?
The £100 deposit must be paid in full by 5.00pm on 31 October for the
academic year you are studying in, using the
online payment system. If you do not pay the deposit by this date a manual
invoice will be raised with finance and a debt will be placed on your account.
Will Languages for All affect the grades of my main degree
No, they won't. The Languages for All modules are entirely separate from your
main studies and will not affect your final degree in any way. There will be an
entry on your degree transcript for every successfully completed language module
taken via Languages for All, but without grades.
If you have any questions about LfA please get in contact with the Programme
Administrator, Sarah Gilbert, by e-mail:
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