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University-Wide Language Programme

We offer free language classes to all Newcastle University students.

About the programme

Join the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) to learn Arabic, Catalan, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business Spanish.

Classes take place in the evening or on Wednesday afternoon. You’ll receive two weekly contact hours of teaching. Modules are worth 10 credits but do not count towards your main degree calculation, however, the modules will be recognised on your transcript as extra credit.

University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) Student Handbook 2022-2023 (PDF: 360.4 KB)

Useful language resources

The Language Resource Centre offers free language learning facilities to all members of the University.

You can also download the uTalk language learning app. uTalk is free and allows you to learn words in 130+ languages on any device. It's also part of your list of useful apps in your NU App.

  1. Download uTalk, choose “student login” > “Newcastle University”
  2. Sign up with your NU username and password.
  3. Start learning!
Student with headset on computer

Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 7513