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 2024 to March 2025

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 be delivered through a combination of blended learning (face-to-face at Penrhyn Road and online virtual classes via MS Teams), face to face and fully online courses via MS Teams. This will depend on the language module; please check individual modules for details.

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

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

For information on the courses (languages, timetable and levels) we offer please see below. Please note that the advertised times for our language courses may be subject to change. Please note the advertised times for our language courses may be subject to change.

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 soon.

KLS Summer Programme 2024

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 is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently, a full refund will be provided. 

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

Eugene Kim

Korean lecturer

Chun Liu

Mandarin lecturer

Xuejing Lou

Mandarin lecturer

Glayson Da Cunha

Portuguese lecturer

Ira Putilova

Russian lecturer

Albert Pellicer

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