The application process for the autumn evening language classes closed at midnight on 13th September, therefore it is not possible to apply for an autumn class now.
If you wish to be added to the mailing list to be informed when the January schedule is released please send an email to the address below entitled 'add to mailing list'.
The January schedule will be posted on this web page at the beginning of November.
Learning a language at UEA couldn't be easier, UEA has a great reputation in the field of languages and the lecturers and other staff are friendly and approachable.
We normally offer classes in the following languages:
Please note that not ALL languages/levels run each semester.
The University Language Programme evening classes take place three times a year. Forthcoming dates are:-
- Autumn 2015 (Monday 28 September to Friday 4 December 2015) Application process now closed
- Spring 2016 (Monday 11 January to Friday 18 March 2016)
- Summer 2016 (Monday 11 April to Friday 22 June 2016*)
*Please note, classes will not run on Monday 2nd and 30th May (Bank Holidays). Alternative arrangements will be made.
Each class is two hours per week for ten weeks (or equivalent), 6:15 - 8:15 pm unless otherwise stated.
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the evening classes.
All applicants must be 18 years old or over at the start date of the course.
Beginners 1 Classes: These language courses are suitable for people with no prior knowledge of the language, who would like to use it for holiday and / or work-related purposes. By the end of the course you will be able to formulate simple sentences in a conversational setting and understand written and spoken language at a basic level.
Beginners 2 Classes: These language courses follow on from Beginners 1. They are for students who have taken 20 to 30 hours of teaching. They are suitable for people with some knowledge of the language but not complete beginners.
Improvers 1 Classes: These language courses are suitable for those who have already studied the language for about 40 to 60 hours or have completed Beginners level 2 or have achieved GCSE level but not practiced the language for a long time. They will reinforce what you have already learnt and further extend your vocabulary and fluency.
Improvers 2 Classes: These language courses follow on from Improvers level 1 and will reinforce what you have already learnt and further extend your vocabulary and fluency.
Intermediate Classes: These language courses are suitable for people who have recently completed a GCSE or Improvers level 2 and wish to consolidate their skills and increase their confidence. The course may also be suitable for those who obtained an A-level in the past but have not practised the language for a long time.
Advanced Classes: These language courses are not routinely offered but may be arranged if there is enough demand. They are suitable for people who have recently completed an A-level or have reached a similar level of knowledge and wish to continue at Post A-level standard.
Please note that Intermediate and Advanced courses are not suitable for those who have studied the language for three or more years at an intensive level or are near-native speakers.
British Sign Language Beginners 1 class: This class is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of the language and who would like to interact with friends and family with hearing difficulties. The class covers conversational British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness in some depth. At the end of this class students will be able to produce and understand basic signs used in every-day social interactions. This knowledge would provide a good springboard into Level 1 (taught as a day class) and beyond.
Continuation classes may be arranged depending on demand.
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For terms and conditions please click here.
For further information please contact:
LTS, Arts Building
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
NORWICH NR4 7TJ
Tel: +44 (0)1603 597112