Kingston Language Scheme

Based in the heart of Kingston, Kingston University offers a flexible and exciting range of opportunities to study modern foreign languages. This could be learning a new language, or building on existing knowledge of a language.

Kingston Language Scheme (KLS) is a university-wide programme that provides high-quality language courses to everybody – Kingston University students, staff and the wider community. KLS is committed to providing language and cultural awareness courses to all students.

For an authentic language experience, you'll be taught by experienced and highly-qualified language teachers, many of whom are native language speakers.

KLS language modules are delivered as combination of blended learning (face-to-face and online virtual classes), face-to-face and fully online courses depending on the language module.

For information on levels on offer, timetables and methods of delivery for specific courses in the academic year 2024–25, please click on the individual language. Please note that the advertised times for our language courses may be subject to change.

Enrolment in our courses is online, links will appear on dates as per information on How to Apply section.

Kingston Language Scheme offers a choice of 10 languages:

Meet the Kingston Language Scheme team

Find out who we are and how to contact us.

Raga Alkhalifa

Arabic lecturer

Magali Churchill

French lecturer

Caroline Giaconella

French lecturer

Jan Gore

French lecturer

Manuela Heindl

German lecturer

Vincenzo Galasso

Italian lecturer

Debora Censori

Italian lecturer

Hiroko Peterzan

Japanese lecturer and module leader

Eugene Kim

Korean lecturer

Hyun Hwa Lee

Korean lecturer

Chun Liu

Mandarin lecturer

Xuejing Lou

Mandarin lecturer

Glayson Da Cunha

Portuguese lecturer

Ira Putilova

Russian lecturer

Albert Pellicer

Spanish lecturer and module leader

Monica Rusca

Spanish lecturer

Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Spanish lecturer and KLS Director

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido