Foreign Language Learning available at UWE

Issue date: 05 September 2006

Flags The University of the West of England's Institution-wide Language Programme (ILP) is a well-established and respected programme designed to bring language skills to members of the public and to students and staff of the University. It is possible to select from a choice of eleven languages from the hugely popular ILP.

Open to everyone, the ILP offers tuition and UWE credits in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, English as a Foreign Language (EFL and Cambridge ESOL preparation), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Languages are offered at various study levels from complete beginners (ILP level 1) through, in many cases, to advanced post A-level study (ILP level 3+). All these ILP classes will run subject to demand.

George Mann, the Coordinator of the Programme said, “Learning a new language is useful in all sorts of ways and can be a really pleasurable thing to do. Whether you are preparing for a business trip abroad, thinking about the sort of job you want after graduation, preparing for a holiday, or you simply feel like trying something new, language learning is an exciting and rewarding activity. It is a great way of meeting people, learning about other cultures and of keeping your mind active and challenged.”
Classes begin during the week commencing 2 October 2006 and run until May/June 2007.

UWE will be holding ILP enrolment sessions between 19 and 28 September 2006 and course details including, fees, entry requirements, class schedule, applying and enrolment, and methods of payment can be found on the ILP website: Any queries can be sent by e-mail to
It is also possible to study languages at UWE at degree level. Please visit for details of the undergraduate awards available.


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