Languages for all

Languages for All

Whatever course you are studying, you can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic whilst you are at Aston, either as an optional module within your degree programme or on an extra-curricular basis.

Learn a language alongside your degree

Learning a language is an excellent way to increase your cultural awareness, and enhance your career prospects.

Our language courses are available at beginners, intermediate or advanced level.

Beginners  If you have little or no prior knowledge of the language 
Intermediate  If you have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in the language 
Advanced You will usually need an AS level, or an equivalent qualification in same language


Aston also offers specific degrees in Languages (French, German Spanish) with a wide variety of combinations and options.

Teaching methods and facilities

All of our courses are taught by experienced language instructors many of whom are native speakers. Classes are delivered in French, German or Spanish to enable you to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing from the outset. Regular use is also made of audio-visual material including CDs, videos and interactive software. You can also support your in-class tuition by watching news bulletins in the foreign language, listening to sound clips and accessing interactive software in our open-access computer laboratory.

For more information, visit the Languages for All page.

Student Profile

Student Profile

Alex Stafford

Studied Mandarin Chinese

"My interest in languages is one of the factors that helped me secure my 12-month industrial placement in Romania, working for the global manufacturer Cooper Industries, who operate in over 20 countries. I am a buyer for raw materials and my knowledge of the Chinese language and culture has proven useful when dealing with our Chinese suppliers."


International Students

International Students

With students from over 120 countries, Aston is a popular choice for international students. Learn more about what we offer.