Students on nearly every course at Loughborough have access to the University-wide Language Programme run by the Language Centre, which is based within the School of Social Political and Geographical Sciences. The Centre is composed of a team of 20 tutors from around the world, dedicated to helping students to develop the skills to communicate in the language of their choice and become familiar with the cultural context that underpins it. It provides a progressive range of single-semester language modules in French, German, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish that can be studied as past of most University degree programmes.
Alternatively, students preferring to develop their language skills alongside their degree studies, can join the Extra-Curricular Language Programme, which offers evening classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish (with reduced rates for students). In the Study Centre, which doubles up as a computer laboratory, they can also learn one of 20 languages at beginner level using self-study materials, free of charge.