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Study English, get language development support or learn a modern language.

Improve and develop your language skills at UAL Language Centre

English Courses

  • If you do not have an offer to study at UAL but you want to study English in a creative setting, our English courses could be right for you.
  • If you have an offer to study at UAL and need to improve your English before you start, you need our Pre-sessional English Courses. Our Pre-sessional and EPIC courses are BALEAP accredited.

Modern language Courses

  • If you are a current student or staff member at UAL you can book to study a modern language.
  • Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish classes are taught termly in the evening.

English Language Development

  • If you are a UAL student and a speaker of English as an additional language, you can receive English development support while you study. The support includes: English tutorials, help with academic skills and English progress tests.

Intercultural and Communication Training

  • In partnership with many degree courses across the university, we provide workshops and online resources that develop your intercultural awareness and communication skills.

Language Courses


  • Learn English

    Study English while learning about art and design, or prepare for your next academic IELTS exam.


  • Modern Languages

    Evening modern language classes focusing on arts and culture, open to UAL students and staff. Choose from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish.

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    Pre-sessional English

    English language preparation courses for students with UAL course offers. Improve your English and develop study skills before your main course begins.

English support for UAL students

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    Language Development

    English language development and tutorials for UAL international students who are speakers of English as an additional language.

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    Academic English skills

    Join one of our Academic English classes for UAL students - or sign up to study a course online.

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    English Progress Test

    The Progress Test is for current UAL students who want to progress to the next level of university study. It will help you achieve the IELTS equivalent score you need.


  • Intercultural and Communication Training

    Workshops and online resources to help develop your intercultural awareness and communication skills.

Find us

Language Centre
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EY

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