LSE language policy

This policy was launched on Friday 22 October 2010

LSE is not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one.

  • An exhortation to learn a language by the LSE Director.            
  • Getting greater departmental buy-in to the idea of language learning.              
  • Branding LSE as not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one.            
  • Clear statements of support for languages in all relevant promotional materials.              
  • Stressing the importance of language skills not only for employability but also for intellectual value.           
  • Offering a free modern language non degree course to UK/EU undergraduate students who do not have a GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent in a language that is not their mother tongue. 
  • If you think you are eligible for a free course under the LSE language policy then follow the normal registration and payment process. You can then make a claim using the LSE language policy claim form.
  • Please note:
    • GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent is the level of our Level 2 (Fast Track), so you would need to be claiming for a course at that level or below.
    • The spirit of this part of the policy is to encourage mono-lingual students to learn a second language! So, for example, if you are a French speaker studying at LSE, you already have English as your second language.       

To read this policy in full please see the LSE Language Policy.