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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Modern language courses

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics (LCL) at the University of Southampton is one of the leading centres in the country for the study of foreign languages and cultures. We have an excellent track record in delivering high quality language courses to members of the public.

Bookings for our 2023/24 courses are now open. Find out more about each course by clicking on the language of your choice below.

Language stages

The following descriptions should help you choose the right level of evening course for you. All courses are marked with their name and stage, both on our website and on the Online Store.


Course title and levelLanguage StageLengthRuns
 A Taste of… (Beginners)
Stage 1a  10 weeks (20 weeks) Autumn term
move on in... (beginners) Stage 1b&c 20 weeks (40 hours) Spring and Summer terms
Improvers (Lower-intermediate) Stage 2

30 weeks (60 weeks)

All year (Autumn term start)
Intermediate Stage 3

30 weeks (60 weeks)

All year (Autumn term start)
Upper-Intermediate Stage 4

30 weeks (60 weeks)

All year (Autumn term start)
Language club advanced Stage 5+

10 weeks (fortnightly 10 hours per term

All year (bookings taken termly)


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