Information Services


Find a Course

The Language Centre offers a variety of courses available to all students and staff of the University.  Choose from our tutor-led language classes, online language learning courses or sign language courses. Courses are also open to members of the general public.  Choose from the options below:


Language Classes


Online Courses 


Sign Language

Language Classes Online Courses Sign Language
  • 20+ languages
  • Tutor-led weekly 2hr classes
  • Over 10 weeks, practical in nature
  • Variety of levels
  • Run twice per year, Oct and Feb
  • Accredited Certificate Courses
  • Computer based language learning
  • Business or Tourism focus
  • Open to all
  • Run annually from Oct to May
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Complete language with unique vocabulary, construction and grammar
  • Run annually from Oct to May

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Quicklink to Timetable and Venue information for all language courses

How do I enrol for a course?

You can enrol online and pay for your course using a credit or debit card. Please note that it is imperative that you only register yourself for a course.  If you purchase a course for an acquaintance, that person will not be fully registered.  Their name will not appear on the class register and they will not receive emails providing information about the course. Courses will only run if there is sufficient demand and some courses will require a textbook.

A link to our registration system will be available once enrolment opens. Check our home page to see if enrolment is currently open or closed: Enrolment Status

Language Centre courses run twice per year starting in October and February. Enrolment is available online from the September and November preceding the course start date. Early enrolment is recommended as courses are popular and often fill up quickly.

Interested in private or group tuition?

The Language Centre can offer private or group tuition in:

  • Arabic, Bengali, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Greek (Modern), Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

Our tutors are all native speakers and experienced teachers of the specific language. All our tuition is tailor-made to your individual requirements;

  • One-to-one or group tuition (up to 15 people)
  • Intensive or weekly courses
  • Choice of location - Language Centre, QUB, your home/office (Tutor must agree to this)
  • Session times can vary according to needs
  • Programmes available at all levels, for example beginners, advanced etc.

For further information, please contact the Language Centre.

What is Degree Plus?

Degree Plus Award is a new award for Queen’s students designed to provide official recognition of extra-curricular activities including Language Centre language courses which are open to all students whatever their degree subject. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this.

More information on Degree Plus:


Want to learn a language for study abroad?

If you are interested in learning a language to prepare you for Study or Research Abroad, then choose from a range of courses, linked above. Build an International Dimension to your Degree. Language Centre tutors are all native speakers and qualified teachers.

Cultural Awareness

Initiatives for International Staff

Staff HandbookQueen’s University aims to provide our overseas staff with a working environment which fosters mutual understanding and encourages intellectual growth and stimulation. The Language Centre along with Staff Training and Development Unit developed and produced a handbook (available to download please see link below) specifically for new International staff.

The handbook has been designed and tailored to provide staff with essential guidance and support on practical and cultural issues relating to Belfast and Northern Ireland. The handbook specifically contains useful information on Northern Ireland, living in Belfast, going out in Belfast and getting around Belfast.