Open to students and staff in all departments and members of the public

Available at a variety of levels from beginner to degree standard

Entitlement of one free course for University of York undergraduate students

‌Get the basics with our holiday and lunchtime courses, or develop your business language skills

Open up your world with LFA

  • start a new language
  • brush up rusty language skills
  • improve your fluency in speaking
  • complete an assessed course covering speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • gain 'survival skills' before going abroad
  • develop skills to help you do business in a foreign language
  • prepare for studying or working abroad
  • take a language course as a degree module
  • explore the art, culture and literature of another country
  • enhance your CV and employability

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  • Start Week 3 (beginning Monday 12 October 2015)
  • End Week 10 (finishing Friday 4 December 2015)
  • (8 wks of teaching)

TERM 2:       

  • Start Week 2 (beginning Monday 11 January 2016)
  • End Week 9 (finishing Friday 4 March 2016)
  • (8 wks of teaching)

TERM 3:       

  • Start Week 1 (beginning Monday 11 April 2016)
  • End Week 3 (finishing Friday 29 April 2016)
  • (3 wks of teaching)


  • Weeks 4-6 of Term 3 (Tuesday 3 - Saturday 21 May 2016)


Quick links to reading and resources per language:

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Want to enrol?

Download the 2015/16 leaflet:

2015/16 LFA leaflet (PDF  , 258kb)