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Polylang - Exciting language opportunities for Westminster students for 2013/14

25 March 2013

Give your career prospects a boost and study a foreign language as part or alongside your course. Make yourself more employable and gain insight into other cultures.

For next academic year, Polylang, the University's credited open language programme, will be offering the following languages from beginners

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German 
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian


If you are an undergraduate student you can choose a Polylang language module as your optional/free-elective module. If you wish to do so, you need to include it in your module choices by April 26. For the relevant codes, please see our website.

Polylang modules are two semesters long and carry 15 credits. In certain combinations they can count towards the final degree classification of undergraduate students.

If you can’t study a Polylang module within your 120 credit limit, you can still take a language module but you would need to pay an additional fee. In this case you don’t need to include it in your module choices now.


For postgraduate students or alumni it is also possible to join a Polylang class; however you’ll need to pay an additional fee (currently £450).

For further information, visit the Polylang website at or contact the programme director Heiner Schenke: [email protected]

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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