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Modern Foreign Languages

Our Modern Foreign Languages provision has a long tradition of world-class teaching and has strong links to employers. Our provision has been voted among the best in the UK:

  • Best ‘new’ University for Languages
  • #1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Course
  • #1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching
  • #1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Feedback
  • #3 in the UK for Value Added

(The Guardian League Table 2015)


We offer a range of foreign language provision at different levels of study, which are separated into undergraduate degree level (joint degrees with Newcastle Business School) and individual credit-bearing modules in a range of languages which can be studied supplementary to your main degree programme.

Our provision includes:


Joint degree programmes
Our joint degree programmes are delivered alongside Newcastle Business School and are contextualised in contemporary issues relating to business, social, political and cultural environments of the countries relevant to the language studied. These programmes offer full language and academic study in your chosen language as well as interpreting skills. Our joint undergraduate degree programmes are:

For more information, please click on the links above or contact Florence Potot, Senior Lecturer:


Unilang (University-wide Languages For All)
We also offer a range of languages that can be studied as a credit-bearing option on credit-bearing modules on your existing degree programme.

Among the modules we currently offer are:

  • British Sign Language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

For more information about the Unilang courses we offer, visit our Unilang webpage or please contact Hanna Ostermann, Senior Lecturer:


English Language Assistant (One Day) Training Programme
Our Modern Foreign Language team also provide a training programme for newly appointed English language assistants abroad with little or no experience of teaching.

It aims to:

  • Develop your classroom management skills through a range of practical tasks.
  • Develop your awareness of the language and cultural needs of your students.
  • Develop your ability to plan and prepare classes to support the teaching and learning of all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with a particular focus on oral and aural skills.
  • Develop your competencies in designing and producing materials using a wide variety of sources and formats.

To book online, please visit For further information please contact Florence Potot, Senior Lecturer: or +44 (0)191 243 7216.


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