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Languages for All

LFA short courses in term 2

Do you want to learn or practise a language at a relaxed pace in an informal setting?

Then one of our short courses should meet your needs.

Our short courses :

Registration opens on Tuesday 1 December and closes on Thursday 14 January 2021

Register your interest

Learn a new language or take your language skills to the next level with one of the University of York’s Languages for All (LFA) courses. We offer courses in around 14 languages, from Medieval Latin to Spanish, from Arabic to Chinese. All of our courses are delivered by staff from the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistic Science. Whether you are a student, a member of staff or a member of the public, we have a course for you. 

LFA teaching update

As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to change and government advice continues to develop, class schedule and mode of delivery might be subject to change (e.g. from mixed delivery mode to online only mode).

We have prepared for different scenarios in order to maintain our excellent teaching while following UK government guidance on social distancing.

We are aiming to offer the same ranges of languages and levels. 

We are committed to deliver on-campus face to face teaching alongside online teaching.

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

  • Learning aims and objectives of our courses are unchanged, as are the breadth and depth of content.
  • Workload remains in accordance with academic requirements (20 credits = 200 hours of learning).
  • Course material is adapted to our two new modes of delivery (mixed and online only).
  • Interaction with peers and tutors remains at the heart of our course design and delivery

At the point of registration, for each language and level you will be able to choose between:

  • mixed delivery mode
  • online only delivery mode 

**Online only groups are limited in numbers. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to students studying remotely.**

If you are taking an LFA module for credit (as part of your degree), you do not need to register. You will be automatically assigned to a mixed delivery group. If you are studying remotely in the Autumn term, or if you cannot attend a face to face session because you have to self-isolate, you will be assigned to an online only group. 

Mixed delivery courses

These courses will offer one hour of face-to-face teaching per week (timetabled)  plus one hour of asynchronous learning  activities (not timetabled; learners work through materials and activities in their own time, communicating via online tools and technology with each other and the language tutor, who provides regular feedback). You will need to have access to a computer and internet connection.

Online only courses

These courses will offer one hour of online live teaching per week (timetabled)  plus one hour of asynchronous learning activities (not timetabled; learners work through materials and activities in their own time, communicating via online tools and technology with each other and the language tutor, who provides regular feedback).

Assessment

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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