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Modern Languages

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

Languages at UAL

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.

After the popularity of the student language exchange matching scheme in term 1, we have opened a Student Language Exchange Board You can offer and request any language on the board for a fun and social way to exchange languages.

You may need to use your UAL log-in to access the board on Padlet. Log onto your  Padlet and search for 'Student Language Exchange' to access the board. If you have any issues using this board, please email

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:

Come to an introductory online meeting

Choose from:

  • Monday 6 February, 3pm-4.15pm or
  • Thursday 9 February, 2pm-3.15pm

Contact  for the meeting link If you would like to attend.

You can also sign up to our UAL Teams page:

  • Log into your UAL Teams app
  • On the Teams app, select  'Join or create a team.'
  • Select 'Join a team with a code.'
  • Enter this code: 6xk2k4a

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact 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.