Summer language courses

Spanish language break
Spanish language break

This year we’re offering intensive summer language courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish at different levels of ability.

You will receive expert tuition from native speakers in modern learning facilities (including our digital language laboratories).

Available courses

Chinese Characters

The module is for you if you want to know more Chinese characters, to practise reading and writing them, and to learn about the basic character structures. You will have ample opportunities to practise identifying character structures and using

Chinese for Essential Communication

This course is for you if you want to learn some basic Chinese, either for your career or for your holidays.

Chinese spoken

This module is for you if you want to improve your Mandarin pronunciation and tones as well as daily oral communication skills in Mandarin. You will have ample opportunities to intensively practise pronunciation, tones and basic conversational

French Conversation Advanced

This course is for you if you have attended several years of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of French and you want to further practice your conversation skills. This course will make extensive use of audio/visual materials and

French Conversation for Improvers

You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You will get ample opportunity to practice your French conversational skills on familiar topics such as

French for Absolute Beginners

This course is for you if you have no knowledge of French. It focuses on speaking and understanding the language in practical contexts. Ideal if you want a taste of French!

French Higher Intermediate

Between Intermediate and Advanced, this level is designed for students who feel they need to brush up on some of the basic grammar points and gain confidence in their spoken French. The course is mainly about reinforcing what the student knows and

French Intermediate

This course is for you if you have attended 3 years of part-time study (or 4 years but you feel your speaking skills are still weak) and you can communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

German Conversation for Improvers

This intensive course is for you if you have attended two or three years of part-time study (if you feel your speaking skills are weak) or you have recently gained a GCSE in German. This course has been designed for students who have completed

German Conversation for Post Beginners

This intensive course is for you if you have attended one year of part-time study or you have rusty 'O'levels (GCSE) in German. You will get ample opportunity to practise your German conversational skills in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Italian Conversation Advanced

This course will give you an intensive learning experience if you can speak Italian at an advanced level (for students who have studied Italian for more than 5+ years). It will enable you to participate in conversations on general topics with a

Italian Conversation for Absolute Beginners

This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Italian. It focuses on speaking and understanding the language in practical contexts. Ideal if you want a taste of Italian!

Italian Conversation for Improvers

This intensive course is for you if you have attended one or two years of part-time study or you have recently gained a GCSE in Italian. You will actively engage in conversation and listening skills supported by audio/visual aids. There will be a

Spanish Conversation Advanced

This course is for you if you have attended several years (5+) of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of Spanish and you want to further practise your conversation skills. This course will make extensive use of audio/visual materials

Spanish Conversation for Improvers

This intensive course is for you if you have attended two years of part-time studies or you have recently gained a GCSE in Spanish. You will actively engage in conversation and listening skills supported by audio/visual aids.

Spanish Conversation for Post-Beginners

This intensive course is for you if you have attended one year of part-time study (or our Fast Track Beginners course) or you have rusty 'O' levels (GCSE) in Spanish. You will get ample opportunity to practise your Spanish conversational skills.

Spanish for Absolute Beginners

This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Spanish. It focuses on speaking and understanding the language in practical contexts. Ideal if you want a taste of Spanish! Follow on course: Spanish for Post Beginners.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

This course is for you if you have attended three years of part-time study (or 4 years but you feel your speaking skills are still weak) and you can communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine