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Welcome week

How to make most of the Language Centre

Whether you are an international student looking for additional support with your English, interested in taking an undergraduate degree option or want to learn or improve another language, the Language Centre (Ground Floor, 20 Kingsway) is here to help.

How to sign up for English insessional support

If English is not your first language, we are on hand to give you advice when you arrive at LSE.

  • this support continues throughout your programme of study
  • it is free and starts as soon as your course does            

Every student who needs support should register for their Academic cluster as soon as they can.

How to decide on an undergraduate degree option

  • we offer a range of Modern Foreign Language and Literature degree option courses for undergraduate students as well as a Linguistics option
  • registration is via the LSE for You course choice system but there is more information at the links above

How to register for an extra-curricular foreign language course

  • our Modern Foreign Language Certificate Course programme offers you the option of taking an extra curricular language course whilst at LSE
  • take a look at the information to find out what you need to do to take a course

How to claim a free place on our MFL certificate course programme

  • as part of the LSE Language Policy, if you are a UK/EU undergraduate student at LSE please remember you can claim your entitlement to a free language course during your time at LSE if you do not have a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in a language which is not your mother tongue
  • you will need to make this declaration when you come to register otherwise please follow the normal registration procedure to choose your course        
  • please remember English is a foreign language if it is not your mother tongue

How to find out about learning support

  • come to our Welcome Week Events to find our more and should you need advice on how to focus your particular language learning needs, general or specific advice on language learning strategies, information on self access study or tandem learning consult our Learning Support pages for information

Language Centre open evenings (with films in original language)

  • during Welcome Week the Language Centre will be hosting an open evening with 'information corners' on Tandem Learning, Language Learning Support Workshops and Online Resources (including the Language Gateway)
  • open to all LSE students and staff, a foreign language film will be shown, and introduced, each night     
  • all sessions will start with a 30 minute overview of Language Centre activities at 16:00 followed by a film at 16:30, details in the LSE Welcome Week Guide