Applied Languages Cert

Applied Languages Cert

School of Language and Global Studies




Under- graduate



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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    All modules run for one academic year

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form: N/A

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:


Why study this course?

Learning a new language is a perfect way to open up a world of possibilities whether you want to enhance your CV, communicate with confidence abroad or meet new people. The Part-Time Certificate in Languages is a non-credit bearing course for UCLan students, UCLan staff and members of the local community and is offered in Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. The Certificate consists of a two hour class per week, an optional hour long conversation class and access to the world-leading language learning software Rosetta Stone. All languages are available at beginners’ level with the more popular languages available at higher levels.

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Course at a Glance

Available Modules

Beginners Level

  • Beginners' French Language and Culture
  • Beginners' German Language and Culture
  • Beginners' Spanish Language and Culture
  • Beginners' Italian Language and Culture
  • Beginners’ Chinese Language and Culture
  • Beginners' Japanese Language and Culture
  • Beginners' Arabic Language and Culture
  • Beginners' Russian Language and Culture
  • Beginners' Greek Language and Culture
  • Beginners’ Korean Language and Culture
  • Beginners’ Catalan Language and Culture


Available Modules

Intermediate Level


  • Intermediate French
  • Intermediate German
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Intermediate Italian
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Intermediate Japanese
  • Intermediate Arabic
  • Intermediate Russian
  • Intermediate Korean
Advanced Level
  • Advanced French
  • Advanced German
  • Advanced Spanish
  • Advanced Italian
  • Advanced Russian


  • French Language and Society 1
  • Spanish Language and Society 1
  • German Language and Society 1
  • German Language
  • French Language
  • Spanish Language

Further Information

The Part-Time Language Certificate draws on a wide range of activities designed to boost your confidence and ability to communicate in another language. Teaching takes place in small groups to encourage student interaction. Classes are friendly and practical, and you will find yourself studying alongside students from a variety of different countries and cultures. We also encourage you to develop independent language-learning skills and other key transferable skills such as communication and teamwork. As well as classroom activities, there will also be opportunities to use e-learning resources and interact with native speakers of the target language.

Assessment involves tests in reading, writing, speaking and listening in addition to a portfolio of language work.

To find out more about the different pathways to study a language at UCLan, class timetables and registration dates and times, just download our handbook.

How to Apply

Applications for this course should be made directly to the School of Language and Global Studies. For details of the next enrolment session for the Certificate in Applied Languages please contact the School on 01772 894248 or email


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

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You should apply through UCAS to start September 2018 by the UCAS deadline of 15 January 2018

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: TBC

The Part-Time Languages Certificate is free to all UCLan students. Discounts are available for members of staff and those over the age of 65.

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries


Worldwise LinGo Travel Award

The Worldwise Lingo Travel Award is a bursary available to anyone registered on a UCLan language programme including the Part-Time Languages Certificate and the Worldwise Languages Programme. Twenty scholarships of up to £500 are offered each year for travelling to countries outside the UK for an intensive language course or work placement.

May 2011 was a month when I opened my eyes to a different world. I got out of my little European life and I learnt what a normal life means for millions of other people on Earth. I felt overwhelmed by the difference between my world and their reality. I went to Guatemala, the beautiful heart of Central America, surrounded by astonishing nature and the poverty of its people.

Ewelina Malek, travelled to Guatemala