Short Courses


Explore our Language Courses.

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Whether you are an absolute beginner or have studied and used the language for several years there will be a language course for you. Courses are for all adult learners, from 16 to 99+ year old.

Language tutors are expert language teachers passionate about teaching you how to communicate in your chosen language. All language courses focus on communication skills through task-based learning, with a particular emphasis on listening and speaking.


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Please note that all language courses will be taught remotely in Term 1, using the online communication platform Zoom and the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learn.


Language Levels

Information on the language level structure at COL.

Languages FAQs

Got a question about our language courses? Find the answer here.

Term Dates

Term 1: 04 October 2021 - 10 December 2021 (10 weeks)

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!