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Languages for All

Bookings for the next set of year-long and short courses are open until 12:00pm on Friday 1 October.

Book your place

If you are thinking of registering for a language course, or if you have already registered and would like to know more or ask a question about LFA, join us on Zoom for our LFA Introductory Talks. No booking needed.

  • Credit students: Tuesday 28 September, 1 to 2pm
  • Extracurricular students: Wednesday 29 September, 3 to 4pm
  • Members of the public: Wednesday 29 September, 5 to 6pm

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Learning a language is not just about social and personal development. It can be a life-changing experience. Take your language skills to the next level with one of the University of York’s Languages for All (LFA) courses.

We offer:

Whether you are a student, a member of staff or a member of the public, we have a course for you.

All of our courses are delivered by staff from the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistic Science.

LFA teaching update

Following current UK government guidance on Covid-19, we are returning to in-person teaching, without social distancing. However, whilst face coverings are no longer a mandatory requirement since 19 July 2021, the University strongly encourages all students to continue to wear a face covering in busy indoor spaces (The University of York’s latest policy on face coverings).

We are committed to on-campus face-to-face teaching, but we also want to capitalise on the potential and obvious advantages of online teaching to enhance your learning experience.

Students taking an LFA module for credit do not need to register, whereas non-credit students need to register via our registration page.

At the point of registration for year-long courses, for most languages and levels, students will be able to choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • face-to-face (2 hours per week)
  • online only (2 hours per week)

Places in the online only courses will be limited (one group for each language/level)

The following principles apply to all our courses, whatever the mode of delivery:

  • Places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis 
  • The learning aims and objectives of our courses are unchanged, as are the breadth and depth of content.
  • The workload remains in accordance with academic requirements (20 credits = 200 hours of learning).
  • The course material is adapted to both modes of delivery (face-to-face and online only).
  • Interaction with peers and tutors remains at the heart of our course design and delivery.
  • You need to have access to a laptop or desktop and internet connection (please check the minimum specifications)

If UK government guidance on Covid-19 was to change, we would have to follow their new rules and regulations, which may result in all LFA courses to be delivered online.

Assessment (LFA year-long courses only)

Students’ performance will be monitored through formative work throughout the year and assessed via an end of year online exam. Assessment details will be available by the start of the module.

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