School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Learn a Language

We offer French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Modern Arabic and Spanish.

We use an innovative approach to teaching languages, using the latest teaching methods and technologies together with all that is best in a more traditional approach to language teaching. We offer a friendly and professional service together with excellent facilities (multi-media language laboratories and interactive whiteboards), and our well-qualified and experienced staff will help you achieve a high level of communication in your chosen language, in both every day and professional situations, and for all levels from beginners (A1) to advanced level (C1).

Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture is delivered by QMUL's Confucius Institute


In line with Queen Mary's commitment to offer students a multidisciplinary education, a number of scholarships are available each year to undergraduate students who wish to learn a language in addition to their main programme of study (we hope this scheme can be extended in future years and opened to postgraduate students). Students can apply for a scholarship for one module of language per year, involving one two-hour class per week across both semesters. This module will be non-credit bearing and will not contribute towards your degree result.

Applications are now invited for scholarships in 2019-20.

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How to Apply as a Self-Funding Student (students and staff)

Semester 2 Applications are now open. Please note that spaces are very limited, and there are no complete beginner options available.

  • To apply for a course, you will need to take a diagnostic test below to ascertain your language level
  • Then you will need to complete our online application form: LINK TO FORM
  • Once we have confirmed availablity, we will send you a link for payment
  • Fees for the 11 weeks course (4hrs per week) are £220

Not sure what level you are?

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LAN Syllabus 2018-19 [DOC 28KB] 


Contact Us

For further information please contact:
Programme Administration Team