Language courses for Kingston University students

Join us for a better future

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 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.

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".

Please note: KLS modules are non-credited, they do not affect your final degree classification.

The modules consist of two-hour weekly language classes where you will learn or develop linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing.

KLS language modules will all be delivered online for semester 1 (October to December). In semester 2 (January to March) there will be a combination of blended learning (face-to-face and online virtual classes) 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 2021–22, please click on Courses and timetable 2021/22.

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


Additionally to our main language programme, Kingston Language Scheme offers a range of language courses for a fee, for information please see Language courses for specific purposes or Lunchtime Learning.