Language Short Courses At The University of Lincoln

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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 Beginners*

French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian

These modules are designed for students who wish to learn a new language from scratch, enabling you to develop the basic language skills required to survive a trip abroad. Learning is taught through role-play, workshops and short conversations, using videos and authentic reading and listening materials. Mandarin Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, French and German are also available at ‘post-beginners’, the level between beginners and intermediate.

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 £247 each for the 2021/2022 academic year. This covers 12 weeks including the assessments. You will have a two-hour seminar and one-hour mentor/drop-in session every week.

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In order to enrol, please follow the procedure below:

  • Students should email and include their full name, address, date of birth and the module code of the course they wish to be enrolled on
  • Student Support will then contact Student Administration to arrange for the record to be created and inform the student that they should pay the £247.00 online at
  • Once the record is set up Student Support will get back in touch with the student to arrange for them to come to the Student Support Centre to complete the enrolment process.
  • Students should bring photo ID with them to the appointment and evidence of the online payment.

Further Information

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

Language Short Course Timetable

Modern Languages Routes 21-22

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

Languages Timetable Term B - February 2022

*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.