Language Short Courses At The University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln offers language short courses at post-beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, English, Italian and Spanish.

Our tutors are a mix of native and fluent speakers, and class sizes are usually under 20 students.

All courses carry University credits worth 15 CATs (Credit Accumulation Transfer Points), and you will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion.

Classes For Post-Beginners*

French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Italian.

Learning is taught through role-play, workshops and short conversations, using videos and authentic reading and listening materials.

The post-beginner courses are designed to introduce students to a range of practical language skills, both active and passive, which will enable them to operate at a basic level in general language situations and to enable students to continue to develop the ability to communicate more effectively in the language.

Term 2 languages courses will start the week commencing 15th February.

The beginner classes are only offered in the courses that started in October, so you need to have some previous knowledge of your chosen language to join our February courses.

We are delivering the first three weeks online, so you need to have enrolled on the courses in order to receive the relevant links to attend the classes. After then, we shall follow the Government advice as to how to continue the delivery of the classes. Your seminar tutor will keep you informed at all times.

To enrol, please email Student Support:

Classes For Intermediate Speakers*

French, German, Spanish and English.

Classes for intermediate speakers are designed for students who already have a GCSE or equivalent in the language.

Participation in classroom conversations can help develop strong foundations in your chosen language. The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar, and there is also the opportunity to learn more about the culture associated with the language you are learning.

Classes For Advanced Speakers*

French, German, Spanish and English.

Advanced speaker courses are designed for students who already have an A-Level or equivalent in their chosen language. This course can build confidence in your language skills, providing you with the opportunity to develop autonomous communication. Most sessions at advanced level will be conducted in the foreign language, and an emphasis will be placed on using the correct register when speaking and writing. Cultural sensitivity will also be explored, as will grammatical accuracy and lexical precision.

Course Costs

Courses cost £235 each for the 2020/2021 academic year. This includes classes, assessments and a University certificate with your results.

Download our Learn Languages at Lincoln flyer (.pdf)

Further Information

For more information about our language classes please call Lincoln International Business School on +44 (0) 1522 835509 or email

Note on Delivery

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the first three weeks of your language course will be delivered online. Therefore, you must ensure that you have enrolled onto your course(s) in order to receive your session links to attend classes.

After the three-week period we will continue to follow Government advice as to how we continue delivery. Your seminar tutor will keep you informed throughout.

To enrol onto your course(s), please email student support:

Language Short Course Timetable

Modern Languages Routes 20-21

The 12-week courses start in October and February, scheduled at various times throughout the week. Find out more:

Languages Timetable Term 2 - February 2021 Start (PDF)

Lincoln International Business School Teaching Calendar 2020-21

*Please note: All classes are run subject to student numbers. Due to ongoing timetable adjustments, please check class time/dates with the Lincoln International Business School reception team on +44 (0)1522 835509 before attending.