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Impatient to talk to the world?

Our courses are designed to open you up to a world of opportunities. Whether it’s taking your first step towards an international career, or to challenge yourself to something new, our increasingly popular Learn a language courses will enhance your employability and broaden your horizons.

You can choose to study a language in three different ways at Essex:

  • Choose a module - Learn French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish by taking a language as an option worth 30 credits as part of your year degree.
  • As your undergraduate degree - Study one or more languages right up to Mastery level in our Department of Language and Linguistics.
  • Languages for All - Applications for our Languages for All programme will open in September 2022

5 great reasons to learn a language

  1. Employability – knowing another language gives you a competitive edge.
  2. Cultural awareness – appreciating other cultures and lifestyles enriches your life.
  3. It’s fun – the atmosphere in class is relaxed and informal, it really helps you learn.
  4. It’s flexible – you can choose between on-campus evening classes or web-based learning.
  5. It will develop your confidence - you will be able to confidently travel and work in an international environment