Language classes

Learning another language is fantastic for both personal and professional development.

At Hertfordshire Business School we currently offer a choice of 6 languages as optional modules within the following UG programmes:

Can I study a language just for fun?

At present, we are only running the credit-bearing modules that sit within the programmes listed above.

Can I study a language for extra credits?

It is possible for students to take up to 30 additional credits per year at UH on top of their planned curriculum.

Each of our Languages modules is 15 credits per semester, so students can study 2 per year together with students on the programmes listed above, if there is space in the class. Please note this cannot be guaranteed.

What languages are available?

We offer six different languages, all from beginners level:

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Korean

It is also possible to start a language in the second and final year, but this will be subject to prior study, or a test to assess your level of proficiency.

Level French German Japanese Mandarin SpanishKorean
Intermediate n/a n/a
Advancedn/a n/a n/a ✓  n/a
  • beginners = No prior knowledge/ less than GCSE grade 4/C
  • intermediate = GCSE grade A*/9 - 4/C or AS grade D or E or equivalent
  • advanced = A2 level pass or equivalent.

Please note: You may only join a language class at an appropriate level for you.

I’m interested – what do I do now?

There are some things for students to consider before asking to be enrolled:

  • Have you checked the entry requirements carefully, ie are you a complete beginner or do you have some prior knowledge of the language you are interested in studying? If so, we will need to discuss which level of study is most appropriate.
  • Are you free to attend at the time the class is scheduled?
  • Do you have good time management and organisational skills? Studying an additional module involves additional workload! You will be expected to attend classes, complete directed learning and take all assessment components. We want you to be successful in your studies, so please consider this carefully before requesting to be enrolled.
  • Have you discussed taking an additional module with your Programme Leader?

For all queries relating to level of study or class scheduling, or to return your signed form, contact us: