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The Language Centre

9th April 2020 - updated message

In the current situation, we are waiting for university guidance on Language Centre assessments and will update this as and when more information becomes available.

Meanwhile, as per newsletters already published to students here:,

Language Centre assessments will only apply to honours level and visiting students, (not first year students) unless a degree course decides in advance that they wish to exclude language optional modules from the degree calculations.

Students who are taking a language module as a supplementary (paid, not-for-credit) module will also be able to take the revised online assessments.

Online assessments (reading/writing) for Language Centre modules will be released during week 3 of term 3 (different days for different languages during the week commencing 4 May 2020). Orals will be released on similar days during week 4 (11th May 2020).

This corresponds to the original Language Centre exam timetable, pre Covid-19.

If a student is ill during this period, they should submit mitigating circumstances in the normal way.

Rather than publish advice on numerous Moodle module pages, henceforth there will be only one place for updates regarding the Language Centre:

Meanwhile, students should continue with revision as normal.

The Language Centre

We provide language learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students, University staff, and members of the public. There are several ways you can learn languages with us. You can take a language as part of your degree or as an extra course to study independently.

For more information on the programmes offered at the Language Centre, please see our digital leaflet here.