The Language Centre constitutes a separate entity of the University of Cyprus. Its mission is to offer general or specialized courses in a variety of languages. In particular, it offers courses in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Chinese (in collaboration with the Confucius Institute) as well as Cypriot Sign Language.
Language instruction, both in European and non- European languages, is aligned with the language levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe (CEFR). The courses are offered to UCY undergraduate students free of charge. Students can register in any language course from a beginner to an advanced level according to their departmental program requirements, or choose it as a free elective course.
As of 2021, depending on the language taken, a LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE will be issued for students who successfully complete the required courses at a specific language level: Β1.1, Β1, B.2, B2+ and C1, based on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). This is done in collaboration with the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service of the University of Cyprus.
In addition, the Language Centre not only offers foreign language courses to UCY students, but also to the wider public for academic, professional or social purposes.
The Language Centre employs highly experienced and scientifically-trained teaching staff who utilize contemporary technologies and adopt student-centered teaching approaches with experiential and communicative learning methodologies. Their mission is to help students understand how to use a foreign language according to their needs and experiences, by employing a range of teaching techniques.
Finally, the Language Centre cultivates its students’ linguistic self-confidence in order to lead them to language fluency. Therefore, our vision is to help strengthen students’ language skills as a key element of success in a competitive, modern, dynamic and multicultural society.
For more information relating to our courses, you can contact us by email at lcentre@ucy.ac.cy or by phone at +357 22892901