Learn a new language: German, Arabic and Portuguese modules for beginners

The Modern Language Center at King’s College London invites students from the partner universities at Circle U. to learn languages online. The registration is free of charge for the Circle U. students.

The Modern Language Center at King’s College London teaches 30 languages and an average 8000 students. The center prepares students to study abroad and to expose them to a multicultural environment before they travel. The informatics department at King’s College and the center have worked together to develop several applications and platforms to facilitate the access to the courses and collaboration between students and tutors. The students are exposed to innovative pedagogical methodologies that facilitate bringing together students from all over the world.

King’s College offers three modules to learn German, Arabic and Portuguese for beginners online. On these modules, students from the 7 European countries will be able to participate, collaborate and learn together in a multicultural environment. Teachers are highly qualified and experienced on teaching these languages online. 

The students have weekly 3-hour tuition plus 1-hour supervised task-based e-learning component. The courses take place during 10 weeks in one semester.

The students will also learn how to create an e-portfolio. Tasks are set weekly by the teacher and include students’ blogs, wikis, audio recording, video interviews, chats, discussion forums and online grammar exercises. To encourage student-centered learning the course participants will collaborate on various projects while practicing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The e-portfolio is monitored but not formally assessed. The students will be assessed through a written and oral exam at the end of the semester.

Date: the classes start on January 17, 2022.

For who? 

  • The German module is for undergraduate students and offers 7.5 ECTS. 
  • The Arabic module is for post-graduate students. It doesn’t offer any credits.
  • The Portuguese modules is for post-graduate students and offers 7.5 ECTS. 

Every student will be responsible to discuss with his programme director, to integrate the credits in his own program, either for this period 2021-2022 or for the next year 2022-2023.


Registration was open between 20 November and 10 December 2021. It is now closed.

Published Nov. 15, 2021 12:51 PM - Last modified Sep. 21, 2022 11:29 AM