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FLC facilities

The FLC has its own teaching rooms and a light and spacious Resource Area for self-study. Here you can make use of a variety of language resources, with networked PCs, facilities for viewing digital media, reference books and other language-learning materials. This area is freely available to all students for language study during term-time working hours.

Freshers' Week in the Foreign Language Centre

Willkommen! Bienvenue! ¡Bienvenido! Huānyíng! Yōkoso! Benvenuto! Bem Vindo!

Welcome to the Foreign Language Centre at the Streatham Campus, University of Exeter.

Hundreds of students from all degree subjects across the University choose to take language modules as part of their degree. You can choose to learn a completely new language, or to improve one you have studied before. Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced in:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

Moreover, we offer Beginners and Intermediate modules in British Sign Language (BSL).

If you have relevant prior language learning, we offer fast-track modules which enable you to progress to a higher level more quickly. We also have languages ‘for business’, as well as for other specific purposes, which help you develop your knowledge of the language in a business context, or in another relevant area.

Find out more about undergraduate language modules.

In surveys, nearly three quarters of employers say they are looking for candidates with conversational language skills and 43 per cent of recruiters say speaking a second language gives a jobseeker the 'X-factor' when applying for work.

To help your employability, you can choose to have the language modules you study with the FLC named in your degree title, for example ‘BA History with proficiency in Spanish’. To achieve this, you must successfully complete a minimum of 60 credits in one language . If the 60 credits are all at level 6 of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) then the words "with advanced proficiency in ...." can be added.

Our Evening Language Programme offers an even wider range of languages and is a cost-effective way of learning a language if you don’t have credits available in your Undergraduate programme or you prefer not to take exams. For details, see Evening Language Programme.

Join the Foreign Language Centre

Many of you will have had the opportunity to choose one of our modules through the completion of the “On-Line Module Choice” system. If you made your module choices through this means then you will have also been advised to complete an online FLC Registration Form.  This is a way for us to check over your current knowledge/qualifications (if any) of the language you wish to study, and ensure you are registered on the correct module. It is essential that you complete this form.

For those of you who were undecided or completed module choice in alternative ways, please see our website for details on how to register.  Here you will also be directed to the online FLC Registration form, and once completed, we can add you to the appropriate module.

Please note that we are holding an FLC Registration session during Freshers' Week, so that you can come and talk to our tutors should you have any particular language queries.

This session is being held within the Foreign Language Centre, 2nd Floor, Queen's Building on Thursday 20th September 2-4pm.

For general joining queries our Resource Centre within the Foreign Language Centre will be open from 9.00am to 6.00pm weekdays both throughout Freshers' Week and during term time. 

If you are unable to attend the Registration Session in Freshers’ Week, and have questions that the Resource Assistants are unable to answer, please contact us direct.

The deadline for registration is 3pm on Monday Term 1 Week 1, although we are happy to accommodate module change requests up until the end of week 2. This is of course number dependent.

Unlike your degree modules, teaching within the Foreign Language Centre does not commence until Term 1 Week 2 and will not appear on your student timetable until the end of week one.

It may not always be possible for you to take our modules as part of your degree: please check your own programme specification. However, if you still wish to engage with language tuition then you can always join and pay to take one of our Evening Language Programme languages.