Short Courses

Languages

Explore our Language Courses.

Language Short Courses

Whether you are an absolute beginner or have studied and used the language for several years, there's sure to be a language course for you at COL.

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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All our language courses will be taught in-person for the academic year 22/23.

Please note that for the academic year 22/23, we will not be able to offer Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish courses. We no longer offer Czech courses anymore. We apologise for the inconvenience and will advise you if anything changes for the following academic year. 

We are currently recruiting teaching staff in Polish, Russian and Swahili and hope to be able to offer courses in these languages in the autumn. Please check back on page later this summer for course options and sign up to our newsletter here to make sure you don't miss any updates.

Arabic

British Sign Language

Chinese

French

Gaelic

German

Italian

Japanese

Modern Greek

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Spanish

Swahili

Turkish

 

Language Levels

Information on the language level structure at COL.

Languages for Credit Study

We offer a variety of courses at credit level

Term Dates

 

Languages for All

Summer Term: 29 August - 15 September 2022

Term 1: 3 October - 9 December 2022

Term 2: 23 January - 31 March 2023

Term 3: 17 April - 23 June 2023

 

Booking Deadline

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

Study Languages for Credit at Edinburgh 

A variety of languages are also available to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) as an Open Language Course and include a credit element. There are options for complete beginners and more advanced learners. 

Browse Open Language Credit Courses