Grow in confidence and boost your language skills on one of our diverse language courses.

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We offer English preparation courses and International Foundation Year options if you need to improve your English skills before moving into undergraduate and postgraduate study.

 We also offer flexible options if you are looking to teach English as a foreign language and a full programme of part-time Modern Foreign Languages programme if you're looking to brush up on your language skills before a spot of travelling or to help grow your business.

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Consultancy and bespoke courses

We also offer bespoke courses and consultancy services to schools, businesses, and organisations.

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Want to research applied linguistics?

Postgraduate research applications are welcome from candidates who wish to pursue a research interest within the broad fields of applied linguistics, including English language teaching, language acquisition, material development, corpus linguistics, human communication, discourse analysis, translation and interpreting. To find out more visit our Graduate School.

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Active, expert practitioners

Our academic team are involved in a wide range of research projects related to language learning and teaching, actively participating in research networks at a national and international level. Our staff engage in research covering a variety of topics from historical spoken language, interpreting and translation to babbling in infants with Down's Syndrome.

Our individual research interests include corpus linguistics, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and using multimedia for teacher training.

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Part-time mODERN languages