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Modern Languages

Image: Ernestine Chua, BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication UAL

Languages at UAL

Language-Art Project

The Language Art Project aims to gather a diverse group of students from across UAL, to create a variety of artworks.

Join the project to:

  • Meet students from other courses and other nationalities.
  • Take part in a cross-cultural artistic collaboration.
  • Contribute to an online exhibition in the late spring.

The theme is “language”.  You can interpret this brief in any way you wish.  All you need is curiosity and enthusiasm.

See our previous Language-Art exhibitions to see what we do.

How to Join:

There will be a call for participants in mid-January and details about how to attend the introductory meeting to find out more.  .

You don’t need to do anything before then.  If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact Karen Harris:

Language Exchange

The UAL Language Exchange scheme is an opportunity is for you to practise a language you are interested in with another student in a relaxed and informal way.

Registration for Language Exchange matching 2022/23  has closed.

Don't worry if you missed the UAL Language Exchange matching scheme. We will open a Language Exchange Padlet in December where you can offer and request any language and match yourself up to another available language speaker.

Many-Languages Poetry Club

The Many-Languages Poetry Club for UAL students will be starting mid-October.

In this club, we explore the power and beauty of language in all its poetic forms. This could be rhyming or free verse, song lyrics, concrete poetry, performance poetry, poetry-film, narrative poetry ... anything!

You can bring any poetry to share - including your own work, if you wish.  All languages and literary traditions are welcome.

Most of our activity will continue to be online, but we hope to have some in-person events too.

If you'd like to sign up to our Teams group, you can do this directly:

  • Log into your UAL Teams app
  • On the Teams app, click on "Join or create a team."
  • Look for the box that says "Join a team with a code".
  • Enter this code: 7538gc7

    If you have any further questions or comments for Many-Languages Poetry Club, please email Karen Harris:

Languages, Arts and Culture

LAC courses will no longer run from the next academic year onwards, i.e. from autumn 2022.

We will continue to support our multilingual environment in a variety of ways, including through language exchanges among the UAL community.

While we cannot recommend alternative modern languages course providers, there are many across London that you will find easily through an internet search. Examples of reputable central London providers of both face-to-face and online classes include: City Lit and IH London. IH London are offering UAL students a £15 discount on courses with code UAL15.