- Eligibility & Entry Criteria
- Benefits of Learning a Language
- Language Support
- How to Apply
Language modules are 20-credit elective modules which allow students to study a language as part of their degree.
Choose your language and view our modules:
Eligibility & Entry Criteria
Language modules are available to undergraduate students on eligible programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. To check if you are eligible to take a language as part of your degree, please consult the eprospectus. We specify in the module listing for each degree where this is an option.
If you are eligible to take a language module, please note that you must still meet the module pre-requisite. Admittance to a language module is subject to availability and approval. Information about pre-requisites and the availability of modules is specified on the webpage for each module:
All language modules usually take place on a Thursday afternoon in a designated 2-hour slot between 1pm and 6pm. The exact time of your language module will be confirmed during Induction Week and this information will be published on Blackboard.
Thursday afternoons are reserved for language modules so you will not experience a clash with any other core or compulsory module.
Language Module Length
All language modules start in semester 1 and finish in semester 2. This allows you to acquire the language over a longer period of time.
Benefits of Learning a Language
Why learn a language?
Language modules are designed for students across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences who wish to learn a brand new language, or build on existing language skills as part of their degree. Language modules complement all degree programmes and allow students to diversify their studies whilst acquiring a new skill. Here are some of the key benefits of studying a language:
- Tailor your degree according to personal interests, or specific study interests
- Enhance your employability with knowledge of a second language
- Open up the possibility of living, studying or working abroad
- Acquire a practical skill for life
- Gain an insight into a different culture through language
- Improve the functionality of your brain and your problem-solving skills
- Improve your listening skills and comprehension
- See the world from a new perspective
- Become better at English
- Meet other students from across the Faculty
- Boost your confidence and improve communication skills
In addition to the resources available on the module VLE and the support from your tutor, language module students are also entitled to the following:
Appointments with the Language Support Tutor
If you require any help or support with your studies, you can make an appointment with the Language Support Tutor. You may require additional help with content covered in class, or you simply may wish to discuss your progress in the module or language learning strategies to help you improve. Click here to make an appointment.
Conversation Exchange Scheme
The Conversation Exchange Scheme is a language sharing community which allows members to connect with speakers of other languages on campus. As a language module student, you are encouraged to sign up for the Scheme to help improve your language skills. You can read more about the Scheme here.
uTalk is a language learning app offering 16 languages, including all of the languages offered by the Language Centre: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. As an Edge Hill student, you have free access to the app which is excellent for increasing and consolidating your vocabulary, and for improving your pronunciation in the target language.
The Language Lounge is a dedicated space for language learning and is located in LP0.09, Law and Psychology building. The Language Lounge contains 16 computers in independent workstations all with access to specialist language learning applications such as uTalk. The Language Lounge also contains newspapers, novels and DVDs all in different languages, as well as a relaxation space for practising your target language with a partner. Find our more about the Language Lounge here.
As a student on a language module, you will have access to the Language Centre’s playlists of films in different languages. You can watch all films for free through Box of Broadcasts.
How to Apply
New students going into their first year will be able to elect a language module when they receive instructions about making their module choices. This is usually in August before the terms starts in September/October.
Current level 4 and 5 students can elect a language module when they receive correspondence about making their module choices for the next year. This usually takes place in March.
I am a first year student. Can I take a language module at beginners level?
Yes, all first year language modules (TLC1010 Language 1) are open to beginners, as well as those who have studied the language before.
I am a second or third year student. Can I take a language module at beginners level?
No, second year language modules (TLC2000 Language 2) and third year language modules (TLC3000 Language 3) are not open to beginners. In some circumstances, it may be possible to study the level 4 beginners module at level 5 but this must be agreed with your department.
Can I elect a second year or third year language module if I did not complete the corresponding level 4 or 5 language module?
Provided you are eligible to take a language module on your programme, and you meet the module pre-requisite, you can take a language module at level 5 or 6 without having studied the corresponding level 4 or 5 module. Please note, however, that to do this, you must have demonstrable prior knowledge of the target language.
I want to learn a language but don’t wish to study it as part of my degree. Is this possible?
Language modules are credit-bearing modules for students who wish to study a language as part of their degree. However, the Language Centre also offers extracurricular evening language classes which allow students to study a language as a supplement to their degree (non-credit-bearing).