Winter Enrolment Now Open

Maughan Library 001The enrolment for Winter Term of our Language Classes is now open.

We are offering a range of Evening Language Classes starting on 14 January 2014. For more information please visit our website or the enrolment page.

We are also offering a number of One-term Language Modules for King’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students. The enrolment is taking place on 4 December 2013. For more information, please visit our website.

A Celebration of Capoeira (FREE EVENT)

An evening of film, discussion and capoeira performance


Location: The Lucas Lecture Theatre  (Room S-2.18) in the second basement of the Strand Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London
Date & Time: Friday 22 November 2013 (18:00-21:00)

To celebrate Brazil’s “O Dia da Consciencia Negra” (Black Awareness Day) on the 20th of November, Roberta Mallows (Brazilian Language and Culture teacher at King’s College London and soon-to-be graduate of the MA Brazil in Global Perspective) and the Brazil Institute invite you to spend an evening immersed in one of the most significant legacies of the African diaspora in Brazil: capoeira


18:00 Showing of the film “Besouro” (dir João Daniel Tikhomiroff) with English subtitles. The film “Besouro”, directed by João Daniel Tikhomiroff, is based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, Besouro. The story is set in the 19th century just after Abolition and shows the oppression of the black population and their struggle for freedom using capoeira as a form of resistance. It was filmed in the beautiful historical re

gion of Reconcavo Baiano, in the state of Bahia, and the stunning scenery and the capoeira fighting scenes are second to none. Deborah Young, film critic of The Hollywood Reporter film review, has said about it: “The entertaining “Besouro” is a rare martial arts film that has an engrossing story to tell and a social point to make.” (Oct. 2010)

19:30 Comments about the film, capoeira and Q&A with Brazilian academics and capoeira specialists based in the UK Jorge Goia, Frances Lima Goodingham and Brisa Amazonas.

20:30 Capoeira players give a demonstration of their artistry to the sound of capoeira music.

Screening of “The Voice of Body”

Italian Film Screening14th November 2013
6:00 PM in room K-1.56

For leaflet, please visit King’s Website.

“The Voice of the Body” is a well-acclaimed documentary on Italian gestures and how Mediterranean people use gesture to communicate very effectively, sometimes without the need of words.

No booking required but the place is limited. First come first served.
The film is in Italian and Sicilian with English subtitles.

  • Introduction and Q&A with the film director, Luca Vullo.
  • The screenplay will be folowed by a workshop on using gestures to communicate more effectively.

Luca Vullo has broadcasted the documentary in England and abroad and he gave a lecture at the National Theatre in London on Italian gestures. “The British are modifying their approach to gesticulation”, he said, “Not in the same way we do, but they are trying to gesticulate more. It’s only an impression, but it’s how it seems”. (from “The Guardian”:

European Day of Languages

p-001343-00-03hIn order to celebrate the European Day of Languages, the EC Representation in the UK together with the French, German, Italian and Spanish cultural institutes are inviting you to a language and translation treasure hunt which will take place on Saturday 28th September at 12:00 pm around the South Kensington area.

The game, which will be run by award winner literary translator Rosalind Harvey, is open to all participants over 16 years old and is free to attend.

For more information and registrations, please, use our facebook page.

Specialised language modules available in academic year 2013/14

The Modern Language Centre (MLC) provides courses to King’s students and staff as well as members of the public. The MLC offers credit-bearing language modules, evening language classes, e-learning courses and private tuition. As a King’s student, you are entitled to a discounted rate on some of our fee-paying courses.

In addition to general language courses, the following specialised language courses are available:

  • Credit-bearing Language Modules
    • Language & Contemporary Culture: French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish (Stage 5)
    • Languages for Medics: French, Italian and Spanish
    • Languages for Business: French and Spanish
    • Spanish through cinema
    • German Discourse Analysis
  • Evening Language Classes
    • Conversation Class: Arabic, French and Italian (Level 3 + 4)
    • Legal: French and Spanish (Level 5)
    • Reading German (Level 1)
    • Brazilian Portuguese, Culture and Language (Level 4)
    • Brazilian Portuguese, Translation (Level 5)
    • Brazilian Portuguese, Music and Language (Level 5)
    • Business Mandarin (Level 1)
    • Business Mandarin (Level 2)

The MLC also provides self-study facilities for language learners. At the Open Learning Centre (room K-1.072, King’s Building, Strand Campus), you will find computer workstations, books, satellite television, audio CDs, DVDs and Magazines.

Enrolment for the Credit-bearing language modules will be taking place between 23 and 27 September 2013. For more information, please visit

‘Using Languages in Your Career’ workshops


The Open Learning Centre (OLC) is offering two additional workshops as part of a series of  Term 2 workshops: “How to make the most of your language courses”.

The workshops will be focused around the subject ‘Using Languages in Your Career’ and they will explore how student can use their language skills in their future careers.


  • Monday 11 February for Beginner and Intermediate Levels
  • Wednesday 13 February for Advanced Levels

For more information, the Workshop section at the OLC website.

Language & Communication Skills Courses


The Modern Language Centre (MLC) is opening its Language & Communication Skills courses (LCS) on KEATS providing quality language resources for self-access.  The resources are dedicated to the needs of students, staff and the research community at King’s. The courses contain a wide variety of interactive exercises, relevant links, quizzes and self-tests, e-portfolios, collaborative tools (blogs, wikis, forums, chats, etc.) as well as academic resources, such as information on intercultural communication and global career development.

To enrol simply fill in the sign-up form on the following web page:

Online enrolment will remain open until 22 February 2013.

Language Buddies

campus-inside-students22224x1352The Modern Language Centre (MLC) is organising a second ‘Language Buddies’ event at the Open Learning Centre on Wednesday 6 February 4-6pm.

This event is organised for those students/staff who are enrolled on Language and Communication Skills online courses in French/German/Italian/Spanish and on the Arabic Listening and Pronunciation Skills online course. The aim is to foster face-to-face communication for the self-study students and to encourage learning communities.

The event includes two short presentation about King’s social net work Kinship, at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

OLC Term 2 Workshops

classroom2The Open Learning Centre is hosting a series of Term 2 workshops: “How to make the most of your language courses“.

The workshops last about 30 minutes and will address general questions relevant to most languages and learners. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards.


  • 30 January: ‘Vocabulary’
  • 27 February: ‘Listening and Speaking’

Time: 17:00 – 17:45

Location: The Open Learning Centre

No booking necessary – just turn up.

For more information, please visit OLC website.