Go Abroad

Learn a language

Why not take advantage of the language learning opportunities at the University?

Knowledge of the local language can enhance any international experience even if language skills are not necessarily required.

Taking a language as an extra subject in your first and/or second years at Edinburgh is recommended as a means of ensuring that you are equipped, linguistically, for a year abroad. 

Besides taking a language as an outside course during your 1st and/or 2nd year of study, there are other opportunities for improving your language skills whilst at the University of Edinburgh:

Tandem language programme

Tandem is EUSA’s popular language exchange programme. It is designed to help you meet people and learn languages in a fun, relaxed, social environment without tutors, exams or lectures.

Tandem language programme

Open Languages

Open Languages courses are one semester language courses available to all students within the university.

Open Languages

Languages for All

The Centre for Open Learning offers 10-week courses in a wide variety of languages starting in September, January and April. These courses are open to everyone and, as a matriculated student, you get 33% off!

Languages for All