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) Applications for this session will open at the beginning of August
- 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 - 8:15pm unless otherwise stated.
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Evening Classes.
All applicants must be 18 years old or over at the start date of the course.
The autumn 2015 timetable will be posted here at the beginning of August.
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 practised 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.
How to apply
You will be able to download an application form from this web page once the autumn schedule is released.
A dropbox for form submission is available in the Arts Hub.
Once applications are processed, you will receive an email from the UEA regarding your course (either to confirm your place or inform you that the course will not go ahead due to insufficient numbers). If you submit an application via email please remember to check your inbox and junk mail folder, as UEA emails are sometimes diverted to junk mail by service providers. You are required to reply to this email to accept your place. Please call the number below if you do not receive an email.
For further information please contact:
LTS, Arts Building
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
NORWICH NR4 7TJ
Tel: +44 (0)1603 597112