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Learn a language and gain insights into other cultures


Learning a new language prepares you for the global workplace and gives you the opportunity to acquire several transferable skills at the same time: presentation, communication and discussion and many more. Courses are available in a range of languages at various levels from complete beginner to advanced.

Our interative classes follow a communicative approach and cover speaking, reading, writing and listening. Teaching includes pair work and group work and the use of audio and video materials. All our courses are designed as standalone modules but will also prepare students who wish to take their language study further.  

Students should be aware that learning a language takes time and commitment. You will need to put aside a minimum of 2 hours a week for home study if you wish to succeed. 

Please see the 2016-17 course options below and check the course descriptions for more information.

Course Options

Languages and Global Citizenship for first years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
ML91 Arabic Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML92 Arabic Level 2 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01 French Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01a French Post Beginners Level 1.5 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms 
ML02 French Level 2 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML03 French Level 3 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML04 French Level 4 
19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML11 German Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML12 German Level 2 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML13 German Level 3 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML14 German Level 4 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML21 Italian Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML31 Japanese Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML32 Japanese Level 2 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML111 Korean Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML61 Mandarin Level 1 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML62 Mandarin Level 2 6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML51 Russian Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML41 Spanish Level 1 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML42 Spanish Level 2 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML43 Spanish Level 3 
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML44 Spanish Level 4
6 19 weeks Autumn and spring terms

Please note that it is not possible to join a language course for the Spring term only. 

Languages and Global Citizenship for second years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
ML91 Arabic Level 1 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML92 Arabic Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01 French Level 1  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML01a French Post Beginners Level 1.5 (NOT RUNNING in 2016-17)
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms 
ML02 French Level 2
6 20 weeks  Autumn and spring terms
ML03 French Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML04 French Level 4 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML05 French Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML11 German Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML12 German Level 2  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML13 German Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML14 German Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML15 German Level 5
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML21 Italian Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML22 Italian Level 2 (NOT RUNNING in 2016-17) 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML31 Japanese Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML32 Japanese Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML33 Japanese Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML112 Korean Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML61 Mandarin Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML62 Mandarin Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML63 Mandarin Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML51 Russian Level 1 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML52 Russian Level 2 (NOT RUNNING in 2016-17) 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML41 Spanish Level 1
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML42 Spanish Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML43 Spanish Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML44 Spanish Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML45 Spanish Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

Languages and global Citizenship for third and fourth years

Course codeCourse titleECTSDurationWhen
ML92 Arabic Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML93 Arabic Level 3 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML02 French Level 2 6 20 weeks  Autumn and spring terms
ML03 French Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML04 French Level 4 
20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML05 French Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML06 French Level 6 6 20 weeks Autumn and psring terms
ML12 German Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML13 German Level 3  6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML14 German Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML15 German Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML16 German Level 6 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML22 Italian Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML23 Italian Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML32 Japanese Level 2 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML33 Japanese Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML34 Japanese Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML35 Japanese Level 5 
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML62 Mandarin Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML63 Mandarin Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML64 Mandarin Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML53 Russian Level 3 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML102 Russian for Heritage Speakers Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML42 Spanish Level 2 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML43 Spanish Level 3
6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML44 Spanish Level 4 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML45 Spanish Level 5 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms
ML46 Spanish Level 6 6 20 weeks Autumn and spring terms

Imperial Horizons courses listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed.  Courses run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The College reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue courses.