Open Languages

A new way to learn a modern language

Open Languages, the University of Liverpool’s Institution-Wide Language Programme, will launch a suite of language modules for students, staff, and the general public. Covering Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, we have a varied choice of languages, with a flexible new learning system. 

You will learn through a flexible model that combines online content to work through in your own time with small group seminars and discussion with our expert tutors. All Open Language modules will be online throughout Semester 1. We have provided a guide to online teaching which you can access here.

Flexible Learning to fit around you

Open Languages (OL) is available to UG and PG students who can choose to study a language as part of their degree programme** and also to those who wish to take a language in addition to it. OL is also available to staff and members of the public, and the option to study online means that you can learn in a way that suits you.

Each module carries 15 credits, runs the length of the semester, and will available in both Semester 1 & 2. You can start at beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

**Currently, subjects offering Open Languages as electives are: Chemistry, Geography, History, International Business, International Relations, Film Studies, Maths and Planning.

**Currently Departments offering Open Languages as electives are: Chemistry, Geography, International Business, Maths and Planning. Please note, elective modules in languages are not available under the International Business with a Year in Industry programme, although you will have the option to sign up for one of our Open Languages short courses on top of your degree for a small fee.

OL are not available as an elective module for students on the International Business with a Year in Industry programme.

Open Languages - as part of your degree (options, electives and minors) Find a language

Open Languages Options (as part of your degree: electives and minors)

Explore our range of global languages and register for your chosen modules

Open Languages - short courses as extra-curricular for students and for the public

Open Languages Short Courses

Open Languages provide short courses as extra-curricular study for students, staff and the general public.

Find your language level

We offer modules for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.