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Learn a Modern Language

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Learn Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish on a part-time evening course at UAL Language Centre in London - and study the art and culture of different countries at the same time.

Our new term of modern languages courses is now open for booking. Book on to Arabic, French or Japanese courses.

Languages, Arts and Culture

All of our 8-week modern languages courses are taught in an arts and culture context. Our course tutors teach from an exciting syllabus that incorporates arts and culture topics such as architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion and society.

During your language classes, you will be exposed to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on practical uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation, reading and written communication and will help you become confident language users.

Who can attend?

Classes are open to the public as well as current UAL students and staff. The minimum age is 16.


£215 for an 8-week evening course taking place 1 evening a week.

What are the dates of the next courses?

Bookings are now open for our next term of Languages, Arts and Culture courses starting week commencing 29 April. Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm once a week.

Arabic Beginner Part 1

Tuesday 30 April

6pm to 8.30pm

French Beginner Part 1

Wednesday 1 May

6pm to 8.30pm

Japanese Beginner Part 1

Tuesday 30 April

6pm to 8.30pm

If you cannot find the language or level you wish to study, you can sign up to receive updates about future courses by completing our enquiry form.

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Arabic, Arts and Culture

Learn Arabic with a focus on arts and culture.

French, Arts and Culture

French classes with an arts and culture focus.

German, Arts and Culture

Learn German and explore German arts and culture.

Italian, Arts and Culture

Study Italian arts and culture as you learn Italian.

Japanese, Arts and Culture

Study beginner Japanese language and explore Japanese culture and arts.

Mandarin, Arts and Culture

Learn Mandarin Chinese as you study Chinese culture and arts.

Spanish, Arts and Culture

Explore Spanish arts and culture as you learn Spanish in London.