The Language Centre

Optional modules for credits


Optional language module for credits 

University students from all disciplines take courses in the Language Centre, located in the Trent Building, University Park Campus. Courses can count towards undergraduate degrees.

Optional language modules for students of all disciplines

Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits.  At the Language Centre we focus on providing language modules with the emphasis on communication. The modules are supported by the virtual learning environment Moodle, digital classrooms and a Self Access Centre for independent learning.

We offer 10 credit modules in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The levels range from Stage 1a (complete beginners) to Stage 6 (near native speaker competence). It is possible to improve existing skills or start a new language. 

Spring Semester modules and pre-requisites 


Dates of Enrolment Sessions for Spring Semester modules:

Monday 23 January:11.00-1.00pm in Trent C66 (Self Access Centre)

Wednesday 25 January: 11.00-1.00pm in Trent C66

Friday 27 January: 11.00-1.00pm in Trent C66

(International/Erasmus students)

Wednesday 1 February:  1.30-4.30pm in Trent B40 

Students who do not attend one of the above sessions cannot be guaranteed a place.

Please bring along the timetable of your core modules to avoid clashes when choosing a language group.

For more information please contact:  

Credits or fee paying

Each module is credit-bearing which contributes to the full credits required for core undergraduate programmes of study.

If space is available within a teaching group, modules can be studied outside of an undergraduate programme for a fee of £150 per semester. This enables you to take the modules as part of your Nottingham Advantage Award.

Who can take optional language modules?

These modules are predominantly taken by University of Nottingham undergraduate students alongside their core programme of study. However, postgraduate students and members of staff are able to participate subject to places and payment of the module fees.



The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500