We offer a range of language courses to anyone who wishes to develop their language in a friendly, supportive environment.

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. 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.

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 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (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.


Further information

For more information about our UWLP courses, please see our list of frequently asked questions.