Global Language Module Electives

We offer an extensive programme of language electives to students across the university. Languages available include: Arabic, Chinese, English (for general and academic purposes), French, German, Irish Sign Language, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili. Each language module is worth 5 credits.

Choose a language

A list of elective ALC language modules with full information on levels, semester, time, stage, etc.

Find your language level

For a preliminary assessment of your level, please refer to this page.

Module structure and assessment

Course schedules, resources, assessment methods and periods, etc.

Click here to apply for a rescheduled exam

Students who miss an exam component due to a verifiable timetable clash involving another UCD module or due to extenuating circumstances may be entitled to a reschedule of the affected exam.

English Placement Tests

Register for an English language placement test here.

Help Desk

A registration Help Desk and language consultation service will be available from 17-29 January.

Structured electives

Information on Global Language Modules Structured Electives.


Answers to the most common language elective queries.

Contact us

Contact details for our language teachers and administration team.

Why choose a language elective with the Applied Language Centre?