Skip to main content

The Language Centre in Exeter has its own teaching rooms and a light and spacious Resource Area for self-study. Here you can make use of a variety of language resources, with networked PCs, facilities for viewing digital media, reference books and other language-learning materials. This area is freely available to all students for language study during term-time working hours.

Freshers' Week in the Language Centre

Willkommen! Bienvenue! ¡Bienvenido! Huānyíng! Yōkoso! Benvenuto! Добро пожаловать! 환영합니다!    

Welcome to the Language Centre at the Streatham Campus, University of Exeter.

Hundreds of students from all degree subjects across the University choose to take language modules as part of their degree. You can choose to learn a completely new language, or to improve one you have studied before. Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced in:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Moreover, we offer Beginners and Intermediate modules in British Sign Language (BSL) and Cornish.

If you have relevant prior language learning, we offer fast-track modules which enable you to progress to a higher level more quickly. We also have languages ‘for business’, as well as for other specific purposes, which help you develop your knowledge of the language in a business context, or in another relevant area.

Find out more about undergraduate language modules.

Guidance and Advice Sessions - Freshers’ Week

Guidance on choosing the correct level module can be found on the Language Centre web pages under the 'How to Register' section, but if you would like to speak to a tutor, please register your interest in attending any of the sessions below.  Simply email the tutor, who will then send you a Microsoft Teams invitation. 

Timetable for Guidance and Advice Sessions will be confirmed soon - please check back for updates. 

In surveys, nearly three quarters of employers say they are looking for candidates with conversational language skills and 43 per cent of recruiters say speaking a second language gives a jobseeker the 'X-factor' when applying for work.

To help your employability, you can choose to have the language modules you study with the Language Centre named in your degree title, for example ‘BA History with proficiency in Spanish’. To achieve this, you must successfully complete a minimum of 60 credits in one language . If the 60 credits are all at level 6 of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) then the words "with proficiency in advanced ...." can be added.

Our Evening Language Programme offers an even wider range of languages and is a cost-effective way of learning a language if you don’t have credits available in your Undergraduate programme or you prefer not to take exams. For details, see Evening Language Programme.