Language courses open to the public

We have the right course for you

Kingston Language Scheme (KLS) is specialised in teaching languages to a wide spectrum of adult learners.

Whether you wish to learn a new language, improve your existing communication skills or enhance your career, KLS has a part-time afternoon or evening language course designed to meet your needs.

Our classes help you develop key linguistics skills and are taught by highly qualified tutors who offer a fun and stimulating learning environment.

Our language classes will bring a foreign and exciting world to you!

Evening Classes KLS Main Programme October 2021 – March 2022

All our classes promote activities that engage learners in meaningful and authentic language use, which require learners to communicate and complete tasks by means of interaction with other learners. Our courses encourage speaking, reading and listening activities, with writing activities more commonly reserved for homework and/or self-study to consolidate knowledge acquired in the lesson.

Our language courses follow a curriculum based on the internationally recognised "European Framework".

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.

KLS registration for our October courses is open now. To apply, please go to the How to Apply section. For any queries please email:

For information on the courses (languages, timetable and levels) we offer please see below:

Language courses for specific purposes (LSP)

Our language courses for Specific Purposes (LSP) is a learner-centered approach to teaching a foreign language that focuses on developing communicative competence in a specific area such as: holidays and business.

Are you going on holiday? Take our Spanish or French courses for holidays and learn the basics to communicate in the countries you are visiting.

Doing business with international companies? Impress your clients and colleagues and communicate in their language.

The Kingston Language Scheme LSP programme currently offers courses in French and Spanish and will soon be able to increase the languages we offer.

Course description, information on the fees and to book a place in the course of your choice, will be available in September 2021.

Lunchtime Learning

If evenings are not convenient for you, perhaps our new lunchtime classes will be. 

Languages at Lunch offers short and exciting language lessons during your lunch hour. Just as you might go to the gym at lunch, come and learn a foreign language!

The classes are run by experienced teachers whose aim is to make your learning experience fun and rewarding.

Kingston Language Scheme runs classes for a range of different levels of ability in Spanish, and French. Course descriptions, information on the fees and to how to book a place on the course of your choice, will be added in September.

KLS Summer Programme 2022

We will offer a selection of short language and cultural courses this summer.  

Full programme details will be available shortly.

Terms and conditions

  •  Fees are non-refundable and no partial refund can be given for any classes not attended.
  • Applicants must normally be over 18 at the start of the course.
  • A minimum of 10 students are required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently a full refund will be provided. 

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