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 is here to help.

We can help you with your English language skills

Support for your English-language skills

  • If English is not your first language, the English Insessional Support Programme can offer help and advice throughout your degree. Best of all, it is free!

  • English for Academic Writing courses are available for any taught student who does not have English as a first language. These weekly English language classes are taught throughout Michaelmas Term and Lent Term and can help with academic writing for course work. 

  • You can also register for your “academic cluster”. These are groups for students from the same academic departments with similar English language support needs.

  • We deliver this support with LSE LIFE.

  • For more information on how to register, visit LSE Life and find out about support for your English-language skills.

You could take a Language Centre course as part of your undergraduate degree

  • As an undergraduate student you may be eligible to take a language, literature or linguistics course as part of your degree programme. You may also be able to receive a language specialism attached to your degree certificate and transcript.

  • Registration is via the LSE for You course choice system but there is more information at the links above and in your LSE Welcome Guide.

  • For more information on how our courses can form part of your degree please see this information on what we offer.


You could learn a language in your own time

How to claim a free non degree modern language course

  • 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 4 (or equivalent) in a language which is not your mother tongue.

  • Follow the normal registration procedure to register for your course and then you can claim the course fee back.

  • If you have any questions about whether you are eligible or not please check with us during one of our Course Administrator Q&A sessions before you register and pay.    

  • 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 event 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.

Welcome events (Multilingual LSE)

  • As part of Welcome we are hosting some events that will combine information on what is available to you whilst at LSE and include language themed activities and games.

  • During Welcome the Language Centre will be hosting events with 'information corners' on Tandem Learning, Language Learning Support Workshops and Online Resources (including the Language Gateway).

  • Open to all LSE students and staff, you will also have chance to meet members of the LSE Student Union Modern Languages Society.

  • Full details are in the LSE Welcome Guide