Short Courses


We offer the largest selection of language courses in Edinburgh, from beginners to advanced levels. Explore the courses on offer this year by browsing our A-Z list of languages below. If you have any questions regarding your language level, please visit our Language Levels section for more information.

Booking Deadline

Booking is now open for all three terms of our 2018/19 programme. Bookings will close 8 days before each course start date, so book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Languages A-Z

We offer 23 languages at various levels throughout the academic year. In this section, you can explore our full list of available courses.

Language Levels

Browse our language levels and use a self-assessment framework so you can be sure you are studying at the right level.

Term Dates

Term Dates for 2018/2019
Term 1:  1 October 2018 - 7 December 2018
Term 2:  21 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Term 3:  15 April 2019 - 23 June 2019

Language Level Progression

Please see the following document for more information on the progression through language levels at COL:

More Information

Languages for All FAQs