Optional modules in Languages for All

Languages for All (LfA) is the University of Birmingham's specialist language teaching team with extensive experience of delivering modern foreign language courses across the University and beyond.

Widening Horizons modules/Modules Outside the Main Discipline


Many degree programmes at Birmingham allow students to take an optional module outside their main discipline as part of their programme of study. Language modules are particularly popular choices as optional modules.  All these modules award 20 credits and are taken for the full academic year.

Before you apply for an optional language module, you should check with your Department that your programme of study allows you to take a language module for credits.

Languages currently offered are French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian ,Spanish and Ukrainian

We offer all our languages at beginners' level and many are also available at higher levels. See Languages and Levels available as optional modules

Students who are not a complete beginner in their chosen language are asked to consult with staff in Languages for All to assess a suitable level of entry onto their language course.