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Languages for Specific Purposes

These bespoke courses are designed to develop discipline-specific language skills and cultural knowledge. The format of these courses is flexible and tailored to suit student needs. According to departments’ requirements, these courses may run as accredited modules (20 credits) in a degree programme (e.g. Italian for Art Historians, which may be taken by History of Art students in Year 1), or as non-accredited courses, which may be taken alongside your degree. Languages for Special Purposes courses run subject to demand and staff availability and therefore course offerings may vary from year to year.

Teaching Update

**Please note that the only LSP courses offered in Term 1 were Italian for Art Historians (continuing over three terms) and Italian for Musicians (8 week course, teaching starting in Week 3).


Year-long courses

Italian for Art Historians

Designed for complete beginners, this course has been commissioned by the History of Art Department to enable its students to eventually carry out research in Italian, as well as to maximise the benefits of future trips to Italy. This course is only available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the History of Art Department.

Short courses

Languages for Musicians

Libretti, songs and audio-visual material used as a source for language exercises and reading and speaking activities.

Little or no prior knowledge of the language required.

Medieval Documentary Latin

Get an opportunity to practise your skills at reading, transcribing, editing and translating medieval documents such as wills, charter and land grants. A course particularly relevant to anyone who has an interest in ancient texts.

Preparation for Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N5

Get an opportunity to improve your Japanese listening and reading skills and become better equipped to take the JLPT test level N5.