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 are running each semester so please see the schedule below for classes running this semester.
The Language Evening Classes run three times per year:
- Autumn 2014 (Monday 29 Sepember to Friday 05 December 2014) Application Closed
- Spring 2015 (Monday 12 January to Friday 20 March 2015) Application Closed
- Summer 2015 (Monday 13 April to Friday 19 June 2015*) Application Open - closing date midnight 29 March 2015
*Please note, classes will not run on Monday 4th and 25th May (Bank Holidays). Please see the schedule for individual catch up class arrangements.
Classes run 2 hours a week for 10 weeks (or equivalent)
All University Language Program Evening Classes will begin at 6:15pm unless otherwise stated.
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Evening Classes.
All applicants must be 18 years of age as of the start date of the course.
For the Summer 2015 timetable information, please click here.
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 notice 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
Please click here for the Summer 2015 enrolment form. Once you have submitted an application, please remember to check your e-mails, including your junk mail folder, as UEA e-mails are sometimes diverted to junk mail by service providers.
A dropbox for form submission is available in the Arts Hub.
Once applications are processed, you will receive an e-mail from the UEA regarding your course (either to confirm your place or inform you of any cancellations). You are required to reply to this e-mail. Please call the ARTS Hub if you do not receive an e-mail (please check your junk mail).
For further information please contact:
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: +44 (0)1603 597112