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Who can study short language courses at Worcester?

Most of the Language Centre's modules are open to anyone who wants to study a language at beginner level, improve their English or learn to teach English as a foreign language.

Members of the public, University staff and students are welcome to study individual undergraduate modules offered by the Language Centre, as a so-called 'auditing student'. Auditing students cannot claim credit for these modules, but may qualify for a certificate upon successful completion. Please check the handbook for the relevant module to make sure the course is what you are looking for.

Key features

  • Open to anyone
  • No prior knowledge or experience necessary
  • Opportunities to gain certification
  • Flexible short courses with multiple teaching dates

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Open to all

There are no entry requirements for our short language courses.

Other information

If you have any questions about applying for our short language courses, please contact us at

Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

French for beginners


German for beginners


Italian for beginners


Spanish for beginners


Japanese for beginners


Academic English

Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing


Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing


Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing for non-native speakers


Teaching English and a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Introduction to TEFL


Introduction to TEFL - Teaching Awareness


Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Our emphasis is on communication, with lots of oral work.


Where could it take you?

Language skills are highly valued by employers and broaden your horizon generally.

Our TEFL modules help you improve your language and teaching awareness and open up job opportunities all over the world.


How much will it cost?

Short course fees

To be confirmed.


How do you apply?

Please print off and complete the application form (sections 1, 2, 4 and 8 only) and either email it to both and

Or post it to: Admissions Team B, Admissions Office, University of Worcester, St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, WR2 6AJ.

Courses will only run subject to sufficient enrolment. A full refund will be given if courses are cancelled.


For more information, check the FAQs. If you can't find the answer to your question, please email

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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