Uniwide Languages

A warm welcome to all new students and staff, and to all who are thinking about doing a language this year.

Opt for a Language in 2019

Foreign language knowledge provides a clear advantage in today's job market and is a great way to enhance your CV; language skills show an awareness of other cultures and help make you a real ‘citizen of the world'.

Language lessons are different from your other lectures and involve lots of communicative activities. You will interact with native speaker tutors and other learners in a collaborative atmosphere. If you opt to join our Uniwide classes you can meet students from all over the university.

The rates of progression and satisfaction ratings are high. You will have a great story to tell future employers and you’ll pick up a range of transferable skills.


Don’t worry if you missed the Uniwide Enrolment session as online enrolment will remain open until the 11th October! Please click on the language you would like to study below to enrol. Classes start the week beginning the 30th September.

Please note: Don’t worry if the class does not show up on your timetable right away – just go along to the class. We hope you enjoy your language study.

The following languages are available to study:

Spanish, Classical Latin*, Modern Standard Arabic, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian and English as a Foreign Language.

* Delivery of Classical Latin is over one term only, and focusses on reading and writing skills.

For further information about courses, contact s.aldred@mmu.ac.uk. For administrative information contact optforlanguages@mmu.ac.uk.

Students who do not have the option to study a language as part of their degree can sign up to Uniwide Extra. E-mail optforlanguages@mmu.ac.uk for more information.

15 Credit Units

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15 credit units run for 2 hours per week over two terms (September - April). Units are available for all CEFR levels (Beginners to Mastery). *Subject to viability. Students will be assessed on these units in all 4 language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. (The listening tests occur before Christmas. Speaking, reading, writing tests take place at the end of term 2).

30 Credit Units

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On 30 credit units you will take a language unit (15 credits) and a content unit (15 credits). The language unit follows the same pattern as the 15 credit unit. The content unit is project-based (independent study and research on a topic of individual interest). The topic will be agreed with your language tutor / home department and the assessment will be via a presentation in term 3.

Student Support on Uniwide Language Courses

For more information see our Uniwide FAQs

Contact Information

Phone: +44 (0)161 247 3888
Email: optforlanguages@mmu.ac.uk


Uniwide Languages was featured in the Humanity Hallows Magazine (issue 6) by the Student Press Office. Humanity Hallows - "Open up to global opportunities with Uniwide Languages".