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. Part-Time 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, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu. The course 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.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    All modules run for one academic year

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

  • Award Type:


  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • This Part-Time Languages course can be taken as an elective or certificate.
  • Learning a language is the perfect way to open up a world of possibilities, whether you want to enhance your CV, communicate with confidence on holiday or meet new people. 
  • A range of languages to choose from, including Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.

Course Overview

Available Modules


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


  • Post-Beginners’ Arabic Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Chinese Language
  • Post-Beginners’ French Language
  • Post-Beginners’ German Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Greek Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Japanese Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Italian Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Korean Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Russian Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Spanish Language
  • Post-Beginners’ Turkish Language

Available Modules


  • Intermediate Arabic Language
  • Intermediate Chinese  Language
  • Intermediate French Language
  • Intermediate German Language
  • Intermediate Italian Language
  • Intermediate Japanese Language
  • Intermediate Korean Language
  • Intermediate Spanish Language
  • Intermediate Russian Language


  • Advanced Arabic Language
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Advanced French Language
  • Advanced German Language
  • Advanced Italian Language
  • Advanced Korean Language
  • Advanced Russian Language
  • Advanced Spanish Language 


  • Advanced French +1
  • Advanced German +1
  • Advanced Spanish +1



  • Advanced French Language +2
  • Advanced German Language +2
  • Advanced Spanish Language +2

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Fees 2020/21

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


Students taking a certificate

All UCLan students can take one certificate for free per academic year.

Members of the public and UCLan staff

All levels £495*
Payment must be made upon enrolment.

*UCLan staff members are entitled to a 50% reduction on completion of staff tuition fee discount form and a letter from your line manager. Those in receipt of the state pension are entitled to a 50% reduction upon completion of a discount form available from the C&T Hub


If you are an undergraduate student studying a language as an elective, this is counted as part of your course. The elective is included in the fee you pay to the University; therefore, there is NO additional payment.


Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to undertake this course.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Further Information

The Part-Time Language course 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 Worldwise Learning Centre. For details of the next enrolment session for Part-Time Languages please contact 01772 894248 or email

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

Course Enquiries

Telephone us: +44(0)1772 892400
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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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 2019/20 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.