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 courses are now closed for 2019 entry. Applications for 2020 will open mid September 2020.
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.
"I studied Arabic in my first year through Languages for All, which was really interesting - although really difficult, because of how different it is from English! Being able to hold a conversation at the end is super rewarding, though, so your hard work really pays off."