Digital First

The University of Birmingham’s Languages for All team have been working hard to design a brand new and exciting Digital First format available across all our languages.

You can see which levels are offered as a Digital First course on the Free Language Course and credit-bearing module pages.

Languages for All: Digital First | University of Birmingham

Our Digital First courses will launch in 2023/2024. We hope to offer more levels in the Digital First format in 2024/2025

What is the Digital First framework? 

Languages for All Digital First is a brand new 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 are you introducing 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 the level is available in Digital First format and follow the application instructions provided on these pages.