Frequently Asked Questions for Curricular Students

This page contains information about registering, transferring, cancellation and additional support you may need as a curricular student taking an Open Languages course as part of your degree.

How do I register onto a module?

Before registering on to a module, we would recommend you find out what your langauge level is first.

Find the language you are interested in studying and the level you want to study at. Email your Student Experience team in the first instance if you would like to take a language as part of your degree. You should be able to choose your preferred language when you choose your electives for the current or the following academic year. If you are unsure of your level or need help with your registration, please email hlcenq@liverpool.ac.uk indicating your degree course, School and Faculty, and the mode of study (option, elective, minor) for your Open Languages module. You will need your student number to register.

Please note – Basque, Catalan, and Portuguese are only available as intensive modules and taking these modules either as part of your degree or as extracurricular will depend on your personal timetable. Your degree modules will always take priority and if clashes cannot be avoided, you may need to choose a different language or wait to enrol in the next semester.

I have registered on the wrong module, what can I do?

If you have registered on the wrong module email us as soon as possible at hlcenq@liverpool.ac.uk indicating your student number, degree course, School and Faculty, and the mode of study (option, elective, minor) for your Open Languages module. Please indicate the module where you are currently registered and the module you would like to change to.  Within the first two weeks of the semester, you may be allowed to switch to a higher or lower level if necessary and following recommendation from the module tutor. 

Can I cancel my registration?

You may request to cancel your registration and be transferred to a different option/elective/minor only to your home academic department. We recommend doing so no later than the second week of teaching. If they agree for you to drop your Open Languages module, you need to let us know asap so we can remove you from the class list. Please email hlcenq@liverpool.ac.uk indicating your student number, degree course, School and Faculty, and the mode of study (option, elective, minor) for the Open Languages module that you wish to drop. You will need to forward written permission from the corresponding person in your department (email).  

Is there a resit opportunity for modules? 

Yes, Open Languages modules follow the University of Liverpool code of practice in Assessments, and all resit opportunities will take place during the resit period, typically in August. All resit opportunities will be submitted electronically.

Can I apply for extenuating circumstances for Open Languages modules? 

Yes. You can apply for extenuating circumstances through your School's Learning and Teaching Support Officers. Once you have applied, please forward the information on to hlcenq@liverpool.ac.uk indicating your student number, degree course, School and Faculty, and the mode of study (option, elective, minor) for your Open Languages module.

I have a support plan; will my Open Languages tutor know about it? 

No, unfortunately, your Open Languages tutor may not have immediate access to your support plan. If you have a support plan in place, please let your Open Languages tutor know asap and ask your School's Learning and Teaching Support Officers to send them a copy of your plan. Suitable considerations cannot be taken-into-account when teaching or assessing you if we do not know about your Support Plan.

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