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Foreign Language Centre

Foreign Language Centre

The Foreign Language Centre at the University of Exeter is a great place to learn a language, whether for study, work or just for fun. As well as first-class learning resources, we provide excellent teaching by suitably qualified and experienced professionals, so that learning a language is both enjoyable and rewarding.

At the FLC we offer daytime credit-bearing modules as part of your undergraduate studies at no extra cost. The languages we offer include British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. All the FLC Undergraduate modules count for credits towards your degree, and are only available to Exeter undergraduate students. For students joining us in September, please see our Freshers' Week page

In order to comply with safety measures during the pandemic outbreak, language modules in the FLC will combine synchronous and asynchronous teaching delivery during term 1, and until further notice. 

SYNCHRONOUS DELIVERY: Synchronous teaching will be delivered either face-to-face on campus or synchronously on Microsoft Teams. Please check the ELE page for your FLC language module where all the module information will be provided. If your synchronous class runs on Microsoft Teams, you will be able to join the class live at the UK time indicated in your timetable.

ASYNCHRONOUS DELIVERY: Asynchronous teaching will be delivered via a set of resources that your tutors will make available for you every week on ELE. You are expected to complete all prescribed activities every week, but you will be able to do so at your own pace. These sessions will still appear in your timetable so the hours may also be used for group work or other class activities your tutors set up for you. These hours may also be used for periodical drop-in sessions on Teams with your tutors.

Our Evening Language Programme offers a range of language courses for students, staff, alumni, the public and business. Unlike the daytime language modules, these courses are NOT credit-bearing, so you can take them outside your degree programme. The Evening Language courses include Arabic, British Sign Language (BSL), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We are a DELF/DALF, DELE and PLIDA Accredited Examination Centre for French, Spanish and Italian and we are also a member of the Association of University Language Centres, AULC.

Undergraduate study modules

You can benefit from the Foreign Language Centre by taking language modules as part of your degree.

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Evening Language Programme

Our certificated evening courses are open to adults over 18 and are designed to give you greater confidence in speaking a foreign language.

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French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish language modules are now also offered in Penryn for credits.

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Tandem Language Exchange (TLE)

The Tandem Language Exchange (TLE) is a great way to meet people and improve a language in a fun and relaxed way.

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Corporate language training

We can help professionals, businesses, employees and employers get a competitive edge by developing confidence and fluency in a range of languages.

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