Languages for All (LFA)
If you want to work, study or travel abroad, language skills can help you to do this. When you apply for jobs, languages skills can be a bonus, setting you apart from other candidates.
Many degree programmes at Swansea University allow students to take optional modules (max. of 20 credits) outside their main discipline as part of their programme of study. Languages for All (LFA) modules are worth 10 credits each and last for one semester, with two contact hours per week.
LFA language modules equip you with practical skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, allowing you to use the language effectively in everyday situations.
LFA language modules are offered at four levels of competency according to the Common European Framework (CEFR) Levels:
|LFA1 Beginner (TB1)||A.1 CEFR|
|LFA2 Beginner (TB2)||A1 CEFR|
|LFA3 Intermediate (TB1)||A2.1 CEFR|
|LFA4 Intermediate (TB2)||A2 CEFR|
Assessment is by two class tests, there are no final examinations.
Students must choose one language and enrol both in the TB1 and TB2 module in that language, either at Beginner or Intermediate level.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Academic Regulations, courses are available for credit to Year 1 and Year 2 students only. Before you apply for an LFA module, please check with your Department that your programme of study allows you to take it and that it fits with your timetable.
LFA – BEGINNERS* (Download the Languages for All Programme)
|CY-140||Languages for All – Welsh 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|CY-141||Languages for All – Welsh 2||10||Feb - May|
|MLA140/ MLAM140**||Languages for All - Arabic 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLA141/ MLAM141**||Languages for All - Arabic 2||10||Feb - May|
|MLF140||Languages for All – French 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLF141||Languages for All – French 2||10||Feb - May|
|MLG140||Languages for All – German 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLG141||Languages for All – German 2||10||Feb - May|
|MLI140||Languages for All – Italian 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLI141||Languages for All – Italian 2||10||Feb - May|
|MLS140||Languages for All – Spanish 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLS141||Languages for All – Spanish 2||10||Feb - May|
|MLZ140||Languages for All - Mandarin 1||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLZ141||Languages for All - Mandarin 2||10||Feb - May|
LFA – INTERMEDIATE*
|Module Code||Title||Credits||Teaching Block|
|MLF150||Languages for All – French 3||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLF151||Languages for All – French 4||10||Feb - May|
|MLG150||Languages for All – German 3||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLG151||Languages for All – German 4||10||Feb - May|
|MLI150||Languages for All – Italian 3||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLI151||Languages for All – Italian 4||10||Feb - May|
|MLS150||Languages for All – Spanish 3||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLS151||Languages for All – Spanish 4||10||Feb - May|
|MLZ150||Languages for All - Mandarin 3||10||Oct - Dec|
|MLZ151||Languages for All - Mandarin 4||10||Feb - May|
*Courses run subject to minimum numbers (6 enrolled students).
YOU DON’T NEED THE CREDITS?
If you are a Year 3 student and above, you can take non-credit-bearing language courses.
We offer a number of courses, at different levels, in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. See this web page for more information on Short Language Courses.