Short Courses

Languages for All

At Languages for All, we offer the widest range of language courses in Scotland. We deliver around 160 classes every week in up to 24 different languages from Japanese to British Sign Language across a wide variety of levels.

Summer Courses 2017

During July and August we offer a programme of language courses lasting 4 or 8 weeks for beginners upwards. Our language courses are part of our Festival of Open Learning 2017.

Visit the Festival of Open Learning 2017 Website to browse summer Language Courses.


Courses and Term dates 2017/2018

Our language courses run in blocks of 10 weeks start in October, January and April. the 2017/18 programme will be launched and availble to book at the beginning of August 2017.

View the list of languages we offer during term time.

Please note: Early booking is recommended as courses usually require a minimum number of enrolments to run.  Normally, courses which do not reach this minimum number will be cancelled 10 days before they are due to start (7 days for term 2).


Languages for All FAQs

Got a question about Languages for All courses?

Find the answer to frequently asked Language Course questions here!


Taster Courses

We run free Gaelic taster courses open to University of Edinburgh staff and students in association with the Edinburgh University Students’ Association, as part of the University's Gaelic Language Plan.

Find out more about Gaelic Language Taster Courses for University Staff and Students


For English

English Language Teaching Centre


Related Links

Confucius Institute

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures