Languages for all

The University of Hertfordshire offers all students and staff the opportunity to study a language on one of our short absolute beginners’ courses. Learning a language is fun, rewarding and enhances your career prospects and employability. Knowing a foreign language will help to improve your cultural awareness, increase your adaptability, and make you a more confident and effective communicator.

For University of Hertfordshire staff and students the Languages for All courses are free of charge and take place on Wednesday afternoons during the academic year.

Languages for All are not accredited courses. If you are interested in studying languages as part of your degree, join our vibrant community of over 300 students in Humanities and Business School subjects.

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Students in languages lesson

Languages you can learn

Programme for January 2022

  • French Level 2
  • German Level 2
  • Japanese Level 2
  • Mandarin Level 2
  • British Sign Language Level 1 or Level 2
  • Spanish Level 2

Level 1 courses will not be offered in semester B this academic year, other than BSL.

Course dates and duration

Courses run for 8 weeks beginning on the week of 02 February 2022. There is no formal assessment for Languages for All courses.

Please also read carefully the Terms and Conditions.


Classes will be held on Zoom on Wednesdays (subject to availability).

All Level 2 groups: 1.30 - 15.00

BSL Level 1: 16.00 - 17.30

To apply


Please ensure you include the language which you wish to study within the subject line.

Please include the following details in your email: your full name, your staff or student ID number and the language you would like to study.

Priority will go to those who have already completed Level 1, and remaining places allocated afterwards on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that a minimum number of 8 participants is required for courses to run.

When you make an application, you are expressing your interest in joining one of our language courses.

The deadline for staff and students to apply is Wednesday 26 January 2022.