Once having read through the course information it is still often difficult to know which course to take or you may be thinking about whether you should take a course with us at all so please feel free to contact the appropriate Language Co-ordinator (Office Hours and Staff Contacts) if you have any questions.
New Academic Year Structure
From 2015-16 LSE will be adopting a new academic year structure. This will include reading weeks in both the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.
The Language Centre will hold ‘the reading week’ in week 11 of Michaelmas and Lent Terms.
During this week we will will run a series of structured activities related to the particular course, which may include language skills development training, revision classes, testing and assessment, essay-writing and advice sessions; film viewings; applied case studies and cultural trips.
Students should be in attendance for 11 weeks in both terms.
The Michaelmas term is very busy and it can sometimes take time to choose your options. We would therefore recommend that any 1st or 2nd year students thinking about taking one of our courses in the next academic year investigate this possibility before the summer vacation and if necessary make an appointment to speak with the appropriate Course Coordinator (Office Hours and Staff Contacts).
Undergraduate students register using the online course choice system LSE for You. You will be asked to confirm that you have consulted the appropriate Language Co-ordinator (Office Hours and Staff Contacts) before you make your choice of course(s).
What is capping?
Some Departments, including us, will cap courses each year. This means that places on those course will be limited to a specific number of students. On the LSE for You course choice system these courses are labelled as 'capped'. As soon as the number of students registered reaches the capped number the status of the course will change to 'full' and no one else will be able to select it. You can check the current limits with the Students Service Centre.
Request an unlisted course
It may be, for various reasons, that the course you want to take is not listed. Therefore there is an option on LSE for You to 'request an unlisted course'. Remember it may be that your degree programme will not allow you to take this course or just that you need to get approval from your Department. Either way if you really want to see if you can take the course it is worth a try.
Not all courses will be available in a current session. This may be due to staff absence or low registrations in preceding years. If you feel the course should be made available then please email firstname.lastname@example.org us to register your interest. Any interest shown will be taken into account when planning for future years.
Postgraduate and University of London Students
If you are an LSE postgraduate student and are interested in taking an MFL degree course as an extra-curricular option you should discuss this and get authorisation from your tutor. Then meet with the appropriate Language Co-ordinator (see Office Hours and Staff Contacts) and they will see if they can recommend and approve the course you wish to take. If they do they will give you one of our MFL Certificate Course Registration Forms. You should then bring this to the Language Centre Reception to complete your registration and pay. Details on the cost of this option to LSE postgraduate students are updated each summer for the coming academic year.
If you are a student at the University of London and wish to take the course as an intercollegiate student please follow the advice from the LSE Student Services Centre Intercollegiate registration.