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How many contact hours do Language and Communication Studies students have per week? Rachel, Norwich


Our Answer:

Hi Rachel. Contact hours and timetables are something we get asked about a lot, especially in the build up to the beginning of term. 

I’ve spoken to Language and Communication Studies lecturer Ilse Renaudie about what to expect. 

‘You will have between 10 and 12 contact hours per week. These might include: 

  • Four to six hours of core language teaching, depending on the level you start your learning from
  • Four to six hours of non-language teaching (culture, communication, translation or specialised subject modules)
  • There are also at least three advising sessions a semester with your academic adviser

Alongside formal teaching, there are a range of extracurricular activities you can get involved in depending on the language(s) you’re studying/speak. These include:

So alongside your formal lecture and seminar timetable, there are plenty of other language and cultural-related activities to get involved in. 

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