Learn a Language

Languages are key to the exciting multicultural world we live in! The skills and understanding you will pick up will be invaluable for practical use, travel, further study and employment.

Classes starting in Lent Term

Beginner language classes starting in Lent Term are being offered by the Confucius Institute and the Department of Languages and Cultures.

Mandarin Chinese

The Confucius Institute offers a number of extracurricular classes, open to all. This could be a great opportunity to get a New Year’s Resolution out of the way, get a new language under your belt, or even just give yourself something to do one evening a week!

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French, German and Spanish

The Languages and Cultures department will offer beginner-level classes starting on week commencing 25th January.

The course will introduce the basic linguistic structure of the chosen language. They are delivered in the target language, with a view to immerse the students as much as possible in their language of study.


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Digital Languages & Cultures Taster Sessions

Would you like to learn more about languages and cultures? Then DeLC's digital taster sessions might be just the right thing for you!

Spanish taster seminar

Maria Caballero Lopez and Dr Samuel O'Donoghue from the Department of Languages and Cultures discuss a variety of Spanish dialects and give an introduction to the topic "Understanding Spain’s Past: Culture, Resistance, and Memory".

German taster seminar

Prof. Allyson Fiddler, Marion Heuchert and Sascha Stollhans from the Department of Languages and Cultures look at some interesting facts about the German language (and its Austrian variety) and discuss national identity in Germany.

French taster seminar

Cyrille Rollet discusses stereotypes and the potential truths behind them, and Dr Erika Fülöp gives an introduction to the field of Digital Literature.

Chinese taster seminar

Dr Aiqing Wang and Dr Derek Hird from the Department of Languages and Cultures look at some interesting facts about the Chinese language and discuss Chinese 'global' masculinities.