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Learn a language online this summer

Online language learning
Online language learning

This summer we’re offering intensive language courses in Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish at different levels of ability, from beginners to more advanced.

Make the most of being indoors this summer by enhancing your language skills with an online course.

Our intensive language courses are taught in small groups and meet at least 3 times a week to maximise your learning at a swift pace. You’ll be taught by our highly qualified native-speaking tutors using tailored course material.

You will be able to access a wealth of resources online and learn alongside fellow language enthusiasts.

Courses to suit all abilities

Our courses start with absolute beginner level and go through to advanced:
  • absolute beginners
  • post-beginners
  • improvers
  • intermediate
  • higher intermediate
  • lower advanced
  • advanced.

Check the course description to see which course is right for you.

Available courses

Chinese Characters (online course)

This 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.

Chinese for Essential Communication (online course)

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

Chinese Practical Speaking (online course)

This module is for you if you want to improve your Mandarin pronunciation and tones as well as daily oral communication skills in Mandarin.

French Advanced (online course)

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.

French Conversation for Absolute Beginners (online course)

This course is for you if you have no knowledge of French.

French for Improvers (online course)

This course is for you if you can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases.

French Higher Intermediate (online course)

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.

French Intermediate (online course)

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. The intensive course will enable you to further practise and consolidate your language skills and give you confidence in speaking French. (A2)

Italian Conversation Advanced (online course)

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 4+years).

Italian for Absolute Beginners (online course)

This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Italian.

Italian for Improvers (online course)

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.

Italian Intermediate Conversation (online course)

This intensive course is for you if you have attended 2 years of part-time study (or 3 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.

Spanish Advanced Conversation (online course)

This course is for you if you have attended several years (6+) of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of Spanish and you want to further practise your conversation skills.

Spanish for Absolute Beginners (online course)

This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Spanish.

Spanish for Improvers (online course)

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.

Spanish for Post-Beginners (online course)

This intensive course is for you if you have attended one year of part-time study or you have rusty 'O' levels (GCSE) in Spanish.

Spanish Higher Intermediate (online course)

This intensive course is for you if you have attended four years of part-time study and you can communicate at a higher level than just routine conversation.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation (online course)

This intensive course is for you if you have attended three years of part-time study and you can communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Spanish Lower Advanced Conversation (online course)

This intensive course is for you if you have attended five years of part-time study or you have recently acquired A Levels.

Welsh courses for adults

We offer short taster sessions as well as courses for beginners through to fluent Welsh speakers who would like to improve their Welsh.