Short Courses and CPD
Part-time Language Courses
Starting Autumn 2019
Study a language and experience new worlds and cultures
With up to 10 languages1 to choose from and more than 30 years’ experience to share, we are confident we have a part-time language short course /or lifelong learning course that is right for you. Learn from experienced tutors who have a passion for languages and immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen language.
We offer high-quality courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin)*, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish from only £3752, subject to viability. Please see course schedule for full details of classes available.
Our University is dedicated to lifelong learning and we are proud to offer a number of learning routes1. Study on one of our accredited routes3 or enjoy learning about other languages and cultures just for fun.
Our courses are available across both campuses. Classes available to study at Headingley Campus are: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Classes available to study at City Campus (Rose Bowl) are: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. For full course details, please see our course schedule.
Please check the website again soon for details for our 2019/2020 Part-time Languages Programme.
*Please note: Chinese (Mandarin) classes are unavailable for 2018/2019 entry, but we are looking forward to offering Chinese (Mandarin) again in our 2019/2020 programme.
Excellent learning facilities and benefits
From our award-winning library, which is open 24 hours a day every day of the year, where you can access newspapers and other media in different languages, to online resources you can access from home, our learning facilities will support your educational needs.
As a student of one of our part time language courses you can access a fantastic range of sports facilities with our great value gym membership and apply for a NUS card which entitles you to receive discounts from a host of high street shops and restaurants.
To apply for one of our part-time lifelong learning language courses, please send us your completed application form, by post to: 'Part Time Languages Programme Room G02, Macaulay Hall, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS6 3QN'. You can download the application form below. Please include a class code from the schedule1 (available in 'Class timetables') on your form. Please contact us, if you have not received a confirmation of receipt within two weeks of submitting your form (check your junk mail folder).
We are accepting applications until Friday 12 October for 2018 entry. Please check the website again soon for details for our 2019/2020 Part-time Languages Programme.
Students taking an accredited route3 are required to present a copy of their passport or birth certificate (driving licences cannot be accepted) to their tutor by 31 October 2018, in accordance with government regulation.
If you have a question about any aspect of our courses, please call 0113 81 27440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 The university reserves the right to cancel any language provision, courses or routes which are not viable, e.g. due to low student numbers.
2 Prices for 2019/2020 and subsequent years may be subject to change.
3 Accredited routes may not be available for all languages or levels. Access to accredited routes is subject to having the appropriate level of prior linguistic skill.
4 Terms and conditions apply. In accordance with Leeds Beckett University’s Student Regulations (Fee Schedule & Liability Policy 2017/18 – Section 4), there will be no refund for students who withdraw after the second scheduled week of teaching, which for 2018/19 will be 12 October 2018.
5 As part of our usual academic processes all our courses are reviewed to ensure that quality is maintained. For our languages provision this will be completed by March 2019. We will notify you of any changes, which may include the availability of routes and how these are delivered.