Learning a language
Did you know? You don't have to be fluent in another language to study abroad. Most of our partner institutions offer modules in English. There is always the option to study the local language, either in extra-curricular language classes or even in for-credit modules.
There are also different ways you can learn a language at Essex. This will not only expand your options for studying and working or volunteering abroad, it will increase your global and cultural awareness, give you confidence when going abroad and give you a competitive edge when you’re looking for a job.
Please note, that you normally need evidence of advance language level to study in the local language so most of the options below will be for social benefit.
Your options for learning a language at Essex include:
- Choosing a credit-bearing language module as part of your degree - check if your course allows for an outside option
- Studying languages as your main degree
- Get to know international students or incoming exchange students that are studying at Essex as part of their exchange programme
- Take part in the award-winning Languages for All programme