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Language for All is the Aston University scheme that provides opportunities to students wishing to develop foreign language skills

 

Languages for All is a key part of our commitment to internationalism in education and industry, and can help equip our students for international (work or study) placements. 

Language skills are in increasing demand for employers and contribute to Aston graduates success in the national and international jobs market – as well as offering personal, cultural and social benefits that can last a lifetime. 

You can learn Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese or Spanish. Courses are available at beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

Under the Languages for All scheme we have two different options available for our students to study a language alongside or as part of their degree. Click the headings below to learn which option is the best match for you.

If you are in your first year and would like to study a language alongside your degree for free, you should apply through MAP.

If you are in second or final year and would like to study a language alongside your degree, you can do so via our paid route and should apply via Aston's online store.

This option is available for eligible first year fee-paying undergraduate students, All these modules are free of cost and taken for full academic year (two hours of teaching per week).

Taking Languages for All modules outside your degree won't affect your final degree classification or earn you degree credits. However, upon successfully completing the programme you will be given an Aston Modular Award.

The modules are available in your first year of study, and cannot be transferred into subsequent years of study. 

International Students 

If you are an International fee-paying student, enrolling on an undergraduate degree, you are eligible to apply for the Languages for All programme in your first year of study if you meet the following English Language requirements:

  1. You are a national of a majority English-speaking country (as defined by the UK Borders Agency): Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, The United Kingdom or The United States of America.   Your school of study will ask for evidence of your English Language ability at the time of your initial application (for example a grade C in GCSE English Language for UK nationals or a specified grade in your High School Diploma/APs for US nationals.) 
  2. You have achieved one of the English Language qualifications: 
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 
  • TOEFL IBT 115 
  • Pearson (academic) 79   
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Grade B
  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Pass at grade A, B or C  
  • GCSE English Language (first language only) grade C 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma English  Standard Level 5     

If your qualification does not appear in the list above please contact languages_for_all@aston.ac.uk for advice on the suitability of your qualification.  

If you do not meet the English Language requirements listed above you are eligible for free English Language tuition instead.

Applications for this year have now closed. 

This route is available to all current Aston students who have the option to choose a language module as part of their degree. All languages modules award 20 credits and are taken for the full academic year (two hours of teaching per week)

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.

If you're a student from the School of Languages & Social Sciences or Aston Business School you may be entitled to take a Languages for All (LFA) module as part of your existing studies for credits towards your degree. Please make sure you check the below information carefully before applying to study a language alongside your degree, the listed degrees are the only ones which entail a language stream. If your degree is not listed below, unfortunately, you will not qualify to study a Languages for All module for credits. Further information can be found below or by contacting our LfA team.

*Degrees which entitle the language steam for year 2018/19 will be confirmed

School of Languages & Social Sciences (LSS) students

LSS First Year:

  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Single Honours French 
  • Single Honours German 
  • Single Honours Spanish 
  • Translation Studies French 
  • Translation Studies German 
  • Translation Studies Spanish 

LSS Second Year: 

  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Single Honours French 
  • Single Honours German 
  • Single Honours Spanish 
  • Translation Studies French 
  • Translation Studies German 
  • Translation Studies Spanish   

LSS Final Year: 

  • Single Honours French 
  • Single Honours German 
  • Single Honours Spanish 
  • Translation Studies French 
  • Translation Studies German 
  • Translation Studies Spanish 

 

Aston Business School (ABS) students

The following ABS students can take the LFA module as part of their programme at no extra cost:

ABS First year:

  • International Business and Modern Languages

ABS Second Year:  

  • International Business and Management 
  • International Business and Modern Languages  
  • Business Computing & IT 

ABS Final Year: 

  • International Business and Management 
  • International Business and Economics 
  • International Business and Modern Languages  
  • Business Computing & IT 
For students who are not eligible to take a language module through the Languages for All scheme, you can study a language from a wide selection of languages available at the BrassHouse.
Applications for this year have now closed. 

If you're still not sure whether you're eligible for Languages for All, why not take our eligibility quiz?

If you have any questions why not check whether they are answered in our FAQ page. Alternatively, please contact us: languages_for_all@aston.ac.uk

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