Learn a Language

At the University of Salford, we offer a range of language courses to anyone who wishes to develop their language in a friendly, supportive environment.

Each language course will be taught over a 22-week period, starting in September. The majority of courses will initially be delivered online, our eventual aim is that of blended learning, combining online lessons with on-site classes where possible. 

For as little as £300 you can learn a new language with high quality tuition.

We are passionate

All our language classes are centred around our students and have been designed to develop 
practical language skills.

Each course will run from September to May with a choice of afternoon or early evening sessions available. Each week you will attend a two-hour class to help progress and consolidate your learning around the four core skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. 

You will learn with students and members of staff from the University. Together you will work towards achieving learning outcomes, gaining a range of transferable skills such as focused listening, team work and cultural appreciation.

You will also benefit from a large range of online resources and materials through our virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Where to start

Our courses range from beginner to B1 standard as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Where you start will depend on what experience you already have of learning your chosen language. Generally, even if you last studied the language a long time ago, you should join the Stage that matches any qualifications you have.

Stagekm Level Prerequisites
Stage 1 Beginner No previous experience or Grade D or below at GCSE (or equivalent)
Stage 2 Lower intermediate A1+, Grade A*-C at GCSE (or equivalent), or a pass at Stage 1
Stage 3 Intermediate A2, Pass at AS level up to grade C (or equivalent) or a pass at Stage 2
Stage 4 Upper intermediate A2+ OR B1/UK Pass at AS level at grade A or B (or equivalent), pass at A2 level up to grade D (or equivalent), or a pass at Stage 3

The CEFR can also provide guidance on what level you are currently at.

If you are unsure where you should start, we can arrange for you to discuss your experience 
with one of our tutors, please email uwlp@salford.ac.uk

But don’t worry, correctly assessing your level and ensuring you are in the right class is something we’ll take care of once you start.

Start in September

Our classes run from Monday to Friday, the majority of sessions being scheduled for the early evening. Please see the application form for further information about provisional class schedules.

The total fee for one of our language courses which includes all classes, access to our virtual learning environment, tutorial time, assessment, invigilation and certification is £300.

When on-site classes are possible, they will take place on our Peel Park campus close to Manchester city centre.