The School provides languages courses for students from across all academic schools at UWS, UWS staff and members of the public.
What languages can I study?
Languages for All offers you the opportunity to start learning FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH, or to improve your previous knowledge in any of these languages. Classes in ARABIC or BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE are only offered at beginner’s level. For information about the language classes, please visit https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/cpd-short-courses-modules/short-courses/
For information about the timetables please email LanguagesforAll@uws.ac.uk
How are the classes taught?
The focus is on practical language skills that you can use in social, academic and business contexts, and all classes are taught by native speakers. Topics covered are wide ranging and take account of current debates in the countries whose languages you are studying. For total language immersion, classes are conducted in the target language as much as possible, and as they are relatively small you will find that your lecturers will soon know you individually. All modules are credit bearing, the assessment is continuous and there is no exam at the end.
Do I need to have studied a language before?
No, there are modules at a variety of levels from complete beginner to modules that are suitable for students who have a good command of the language. The majority of modules are twenty credits with some ten credit modules available as introductions to the language. See below for an example using Spanish.
- Introduction to Spanish 1 is for complete beginners and is a 10 credit module, running in trimester one (T1)
- Introduction to Spanish 2 is the follow on module at 10 credits, running in trimester two (T2)
- Spanish 1.1 is 20 credits and suitable for complete beginners with no prior knowledge required. The contents of Introduction 1 and Introduction 2 are both covered in this module.
- Spanish 1.2 is 20 credits and aimed at students who have completed a 1.1 module or have an equivalent knowledge (e.g. a good Higher pass)
The modules above are all studied at SCQF level 7. Other levels of modules are available, please email LanguagesforAll@uws.ac.uk for more information or visit https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/cpd-short-courses-modules/short-courses/
Who are the classes suitable for?
The classes are suitable for anyone who wishes to learn a language for work or leisure, or to develop their existing knowledge. They are open to students, staff and members of the public.
When do classes take place?
Languages for All daytime classes are available during terms one and two. Attendance will either be two hours a week during terms one and two (20 credit modules) or two hours a week for one term only (10 credit modules). Daytime classes are available at a range of levels. All modules are subject to minimum numbers for viability. Higher level (SCQF Level 9) will be three hours a week.
French and Spanish introductory evening classes are also offered online; for more information please email LanguagesforAll@uws.ac.uk
How much does it cost?
Each 20 credit module costs £305 (Scottish/EU), £1550 (RUK) or £2100 (non-EU).
Each 10 credit module costs £155(Scottish/EU), £775 (RUK) or £1050 (non-EU).
Group discounts (for 10 or more participants) are available for local authority/businesses when booked and paid for by the organisation at a reduced price of £190 per 20 credit module. Bespoke courses can also be provided.
Students on many programmes can choose to take a languages module as one of their options - please discuss this with your Programme Leader or personal tutor. If this is possible for you, then your Programme Leader or tutor can use the relevant CRN from our timetable to add you directly to the module. Most languages modules are Level 7 and therefore, for certain year groups, it is not possible as an option. For students who cannot take a languages module as an option it is possible to study a language as an extra module and take advantage of a reduced price of £110 for a 20-credit module or £55 for a ten credit module. Payment is made via the online store https://shop.uws.ac.uk/product-catalogue/schools/school-of-education - after payment is made, we will add the module to your student record on Banner.
How do I apply?
Applications are now open via https://apply.uws.ac.uk - you will need to create an account (if you do not already have one), select ‘Education & Social Sciences’ as the school and then the campus you intend to study at and press search.
Select the module you wish to study, select the mode of study (part-time), start date (listed as 3 Sep but classes start later, see below) and complete the details. A reference is not required.
Once your application has been completed, it will be reviewed by our Admissions team and you will receive an offer letter.
How do I pay?
Prior to online enrolment you are required to pay your fees – please do this via https://epayments.uws.ac.uk/open/default.asp ensuring that you enter your Banner number (student ID) to allow the payment to be matched to your record.
Currently, we do not accept Individual Training Accounts.
What is online enrolment?
This process is done by individual students and converts them from an applicant to an enrolled student – guidance is available here https://www.uws.ac.uk/current-students/supporting-your- studies/induction-enrolment/ - the process usually opens late August for the new academic year.
When do classes start?
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 we are unable to advise the exact dates for the classes to start or how they will be delivered (online, on campus or blended). For information about the timetables please email LanguagesforAll@uws.ac.uk