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Register online for LFA courses

LFA registration is now closed.

Teaching will start in week 4 (w/c 19 October 2020).

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.**

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.

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.

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