Accessibility statement

Register online for LFA courses

Bookings for our year-long courses will open from Tuesday 15 September to Thursday 8 October.

Teaching will start on the week commencing 19 October.

Register your interest

LFA teaching update

We know that learning a language is not just about continuing your education but also about social and personal development. It is a chance to meet new people and explore new experiences. This is why we are committed to on-campus teaching when we can. At the same time, we want to capitalise on the potential of on-line teaching to enhance your learning experience. In order to maintain our excellent teaching, while following UK government guidance on social distancing, we are preparing for different scenarios.

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

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

  • 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 flexible and independent study.
  • All students benefit from the on-going support of a tutor.
  • Interaction with peers and tutors remains at the heart of our course design.

For students able to come  to the university campus, there will be one hour of face-to-face teaching per week. This is to accommodate as many on-campus students as possible despite timetabling restrictions. Some of the provisions will be delivered online asynchronously. You therefore need to have access to a computer and internet connection, even if you opt for the courses with a face-to-face element.

Students who are not able to join us on campus will be able to choose from a limited range of online-only courses. These courses will offer one hour of online live teaching per week

We will assess students through a combination of coursework and online exams. Assessment details will  be available by the start of the module. They will cover the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Course fees and payments

Course2020/21 fees
Year-long LFA courses
19-week programme running over the three university terms

£0 if taken for credit

£215 University of York students

£285 over 60s/students from other universities/schools

£325 University of York staff/ members of the public

LFA short courses

8-week non-assessed courses

£95 University of York students

£105 staff/members of the public

Languages for Specific Purposes

See the  page for details of course fees

Languages for International Mobility

Free to University of York students interested in studying, working or volunteering abroad through the Centre for Global Programmes (CGP). Find out more and apply via CGP

LFA as a 20 credit degree module

If you are a current University of York undergraduate student and wish to take an LFA course as a 20-credit degree module, please do not register online; this will not add the course to your degree record.

Instead, check with your department that an LFA course taught over all three terms is compatible with your main degree programme then complete an elective module choice form (download it here: Electives form (MS Word , 46kb)Copies need to be signed by your department and by LFA.

For more information go to LFA Courses for Credit.