Our award-winning Languages for All programme gives Essex students the opportunity to learn a language alongside their degree, at no extra cost, for one year. Additional tuition in subsequent years is available for a fee.
Languages for All modules don't affect your final degree classification but you can obtain a certification letter to provide evidence of your language skills to future employers.
Our modules also count towards the Big Essex Award - the University’s Employability Award to help identify the skills you've developed at Essex.
Languages for All gives you foreign language skills that will set you apart from other graduates by:
At a time when companies in the UK struggle to find graduates who can speak more than one language, resulting in a yearly financial loss of £48 billion (The Guardian), you can stand out from other applicants by having language skills.
As well as learning the language itself, the process gives you the opportunity to gain other advanced graduate skills, such as:
You can learn a number of different languages at a level that suits your skills, depending on which campus you're studying at.
Applications for Languages for All are now open.
Applications can be made online using the link below and must be submitted by 10 October 2018. By submitting an application you confirm that you have read and understood our terms and conditions (.pdf).
A non-refundable module fee of £260 may apply if you are not eligible for a module at no additional cost, as explained in the terms and conditions.
There are three other ways for you to learn languages at Essex, if Languages for All is not for you - as your degree, choose a module or Essex Modern Language Certificates.