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At Kingston University, all students have the possibility of studying a language through the Kingston Language Scheme (KLS) for free. However, for some languages you will be required to pay for the core (digital) textbook at the time of enrolment. For other languages, although no payment is required at the time of enrolment, students will need to purchase the core textbook independently once classes start. Please check individual language for details.
Please note: for the first teaching block, from September to December 2020, all KLS classes will be delivered online.
It's not just about our students learning a foreign language. It's about making learning an interesting, life-enhancing experience that will increase your employability – with a flexible approach.
Learning a language is not only enjoyable. It also gives you knowledge of other cultures, makes you more adaptable, sharpens your communications skills and makes you more attractive to employers who are operating in an increasingly globalised world. Whatever you decide to do in your future career, learning another language can only improve your career chances.
Most language modules are available from beginners through to intermediate levels of learning. You will be able to record your additional languages achievements on the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) – a record of all your achievements at university. Our courses follow a curriculum based on the internationally recognised "European Framework".
KLS modules are non-credited, they do not affect your final degree classification but for successfully-completed modules you will receive a KLS Certificate of Achievement.
The modules consist of two-hour weekly language classes where you will learn or develop linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing.