Applied Languages

Applied Languages Cert

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, Turkish, Urdu, 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.

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.

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

Key Information

  • Duration:

    All modules run for one academic year

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

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  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Fees 2019/20

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

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Course Overview

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

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Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

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

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Language and Global Studies
Telephone us for further information +44(0)1772 892400
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Course Handbook

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 Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.