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Language Centre

How to contact us

LSE Language Centre
Ground Floor, 20 Kingsway
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20  7955 6713
Email: languages@lse.ac.uk


Dr Neil McLean


Deputy Director
Alison Standring


Centre Manager
John Heyworth


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The Language Centre here at the London School of Economics reflects the specialist nature of the School itself, namely, a world class institution where the quality of teaching and research is paramount.

LSE is not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one.

To read this policy please see the LSE Language Policy.

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Modern Foreign Language Programmes

Take a language course as a fully assessed part of an undergraduate degree. We can also offer extra curricular options via our our MFL Certificate Courses and for the Summer we have short but sweet Summer Languages.

If a course does not exactly meet your requirements we can offer 1-2-1 and private group tuition using the expertise of our specialist  teachers.


English Language Programmes

Foundation and Pre-sessional programmes are available for prospective students and a comprehensive Insessional programme is in place to support current students throughout their time at LSE.


Linguistics and Literature Degree Programmes

If you are an undergraduate student and wish to study how linguistics and literature fit into the framework of Society and Politics you should consider these options. Our literature programme is taught by Dr Angus Wrenn and Dr Olga Sobolev and our linguistic option by Dr Peter Skrandies

Most of our courses are scheduled courses running throughout the academic year. However, we do at times run short courses available to the LSE community only, for example our Learning Support workshops. These courses use the LSE Training System for sign up.
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Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with any new projects, developments, events and course information. There is a lot of information on Language Centre projects available on the project pages and some projects have their own online resources.

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Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with any new projects, developments, events and course information. There is a lot of information on Language Centre projects available on the project pages and some projects have their own online resources.


Staff Contacts and Office Hours

Everyone who works at the Language Centre should be listed here along with their contact details and, if appropriate, office hours. Please feel free to contact languages@lse.ac.uk if you have any questions about anything though.


Governance of the Language Centre

The Language Centre is part of the Academic and Professional Development Division (APD). This Division combines the strengths of the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), Language Centre and LSE 100  who work together to help maximise the academic and professional development of staff and students.



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