Digital First

What is the Digital First framework? 

Languages for All Digital First is a hybrid language learning experience, which combines the convenience and flexibility of remote digital learning with the interactive and communicative benefits of the classroom setting.

Why have you introduced a Digital First framework? 

Interactive, flexible, digital language learning has been in increased demand in recent years, with steep market growth. As always, the University of Birmingham is at the forefront of advancing its teaching and learning, by combining tradition and experience with cutting-edge research. 

How does it work? 

Each week, you will engage with digital language learning materials, which have been carefully curated and assigned to you by your language tutor. You can complete your digital learning at a time that suits you but always before attending the weekly one hour in-person session.

The in-person sessions will provide opportunities to practise the language covered in your digital learning alongside your tutor and peers. Where possible and relevant, the classes will have a strong focus on oral communication.

What if I’m not digitally-savvy? 

We have designed our Digital First course with accessibility and useability in mind. It is suitable for all digital abilities and you will be carefully guided on how to work through all aspects of the course. Your tutor will also be happy to help with any queries you may have.   

How do I apply? 

If you are eligible to study a language as as a credit-bearing module or as part of our Free Language Course scheme, you can apply to study a Languages for All Digital First course. Please check if the level is available in Digital First format and follow the application instructions provided on these pages.