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General Language Course (LNS)

What is the Language for Non-Specialists programme?
It is language Classes offered by the University Language Centre in a number of languages and at a variety of levels. The language taught is of a practial nature. The courses allow for progression from one level to the next, while not precluding first admission above the lowest level.

Classes, which usually last two hours, are held weekly, as far as possible outside normal university teaching hours (e.g. late afternoon, early evening or Wednesday afternoon) and run for 16 weeks starting in October (early enrolment is recommended).

We offer over 20 languages at a variety of levels including Arabic, Czech, Bengali, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Greek (Modern), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

A Queen's Certificate will be awarded to all students who attend regularly, that is, 70% attendance. All Language for Non-Specialist courses now count towards the University's Degree Plus Award.

All course fees are payable on enrolment.  There are different fees depending upon course and your registration type, that is, QUB student or staff, or member of the public.  For further information on current fees please click here.  Fees for 2013-2014 are currently under review.

How do I enrol?
Enrol online and pay for your course using a credit or debit card.

Note: Courses will only run if there is sufficient demand. Some courses will require a textbook.

When can I enrol?
Language Centre courses run once per year starting in October.  Enrolment is available online from the August preceding the start date.  Early enrolment is recommended as courses are popular and often fill up quickly.

Classes as far as possible are organised for late afternoon or early evening.  The timetable for 2012-2013 is available here.  The timetable for 2013-2014 will, as far as possible, be the same as 2012-13.


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Postal Address:
Language Centre
The McClay Library
10 College Park
Queen's University Belfast

Tel. 02890 976178