Short Courses


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.

New languages this year include Welsh and Swahili.



Start date

End date

Term 1

26th September 2016

9th December 2016

Term 2

16th January 2017

31st March 2017

Term 3

17th April 2017

23rd June 2017

Term 4

10th July 2017

3rd September 2017




For the academic year 2016-2017, we are offering accredited option courses in Swahili at undergraduate and postgraduate level open to University of Edinburgh students. Follow this link to find out more about these courses: Swahili at Edinburgh

Please revisit the Languages for All page where there will soon be information available about how to apply for these courses.

We are also offering Swahili as a beginners evening course open to all. Please follow the link above to register for our evening Swahili class.


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