Beginner Language Classes


All DMU students are eligible to take part in one language class per academic year. The maximum number of places in each class is 25, and the minimum number of students required for classes to go ahead is 10. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Do something new this academic year and learn a new language! Through DMU Global, you can choose to learn: French, German, Japanese or Spanish for just £40 for 10 weeks! Classes start at beginner level and no previous experience is required. Classes will be held on campus and focus on developing practical listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a mix of interactive group work and independent learning.

Beginner language classes will be available in both term 1 and term 2. Students can take part in a 10 week course, see our study options below:

Term 1 Language classes

LanguageClass day and time:
FrenchTuesday 5-7pm
GermanWednesday 5-7pm
JapaneseTuesday 5-7pm
Spanish Monday 5-7pm

You can find more information about the language courses at DMU in the Student Handbook below:

Read the DMU GLOBAL languages Handbook

Key Information

  • Application launch: Monday 16 September 2024
  • Application deadline: Monday 14 October 2024
  • Classes start: week commencing 21 October 2024
  • Classes finish: week commencing 13 January 2025

What opportunities are there after the course?

DMU Global offers a range of overseas, extra-curricular opportunities that could help you utilise the language skills that you have gained. In the past we had the following opportunities for students:

Details about new trips for 2023-24 will be published on 13 January 2025.

  • Spanish Culture & Intercultural Communication in Alicante
  • SGU Japanese Language and Culture Summer Programme

Additionally, if you are in your second year of an undergraduate programme where it is possible to Study on exchange then you could spend a year at one of our partner universities (with destinations including: France, Germany, Japan & Spain).Contact if you have any questions about this.

Sign-up Process

  • To secure your place click the ‘sign-up’ button below and pay the £40 participation fee via the DMU Online Store.  You will also need to agree to the terms and conditions of our language classes.
  • Choose a 10-week beginners language class (once you have logged in to your account you will be able to select from the drop-down menu).
  • Class details i.e. classrooms and tutors will be sent out within 7 days of the sign-up deadline and textbooks will be provided in the first class.
Languages Digital Badge

Upon successful completion of your chosen language course, you will be awarded a digital badge which recognises the level and language that you studied. This can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and in your digital backpack. Click here for more information about digital badges.