What level am I?

There are three levels of study: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The languages class that you will join will be determined by your prior experience:

Entry LevelRoute A/B/CLanguages available 2019-20
No prior knowledge
GCSE grade D and below
Level A1 of CEF
Route A Beginners French
German
Spanish
Japanese
Mandarin
GCSE grade C - A*
AS grade D/E or equivalent
Level A2 of CEF
Route B IntermediateFrench
German
Spanish
Japanese
A2 pass or equivalent
B1 of CEF
Route C AdvancedSpanish

If your level in a particular language is higher than the entry requirements then you will not be able to study that particular language at UH, but we would encourage you to study a different language instead.

If you are a native/near native speaker, you are not eligible to take a class in that language as the course content and structure is specifically designed for those learning it as a foreign language.  In this instance we recommend that you study a different language instead.

If you have lived in the country where the language is spoken and are unsure of your level then we will assess your language level on arrival.  You may be advised to attend an alternative route or study a different language, depending on your level of proficiency.

How will I study?

Languages at the University of Hertfordshire are taught in a mixture of interactive lectures, small group seminars and language lab sessions.

All languages are studied as a minor (25%) component of a course that will be paired with another subject from either the Hertfordshire Business School or the School of Humanities and Joint Honours.

Subjects that can be combined with a language are listed below under their respective subject area/school of study:

Hertfordshire Business School

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • International Management
  • International Tourism Management
  • IT Management for Business
  • Management
  • Marketing and Tourism Management

School of Humanities

  • English Language & Communication
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy

Joint Honours

  • Mathematics