Languages and cultural studies

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Languages: 20-week classes and intensive weekends

ArabicChineseFarsiFrenchGerman, Greek (Ancient Greek and Modern Greek), HebrewItalianJapaneseKoreanLatinPortugueseRussianSanskritSpanishSwedish and Turkish.

Weekly language classes in Oxford

With classes available during the day and in the evenings, weekly language classes enable you to study in small groups to maximise interaction and enhance fluency in a friendly, supportive environment. Most classes are 20 sessions (two terms) with a consolidation term held during the spring term of the academic year. 

There is an option of accreditation of 20 or 10 CATS points which can be used towards a Certificate of Higher Education if your CATS points are in a language level 3 or above. Please check each individual course for accreditation.

Intensive language weekends in Oxford

Held over two days, intensive language weekend courses are offered in ItalianGermanFrench and Spanish offer 9 hours of face-to-face teaching in small groups. Places are limited to 14 students per course. 

Active Learning courses

Held over five Saturdays, these intensive courses (offered in Italian, French and Spanish) offer 5 weeks of consolidation at intermediate level. In-class activities will aim to improve grammar accuracy, consolidate repertoire and further develop fluency for interaction. Active learning courses can be taken for credit.


Upcoming courses

3000 Years of Wen 文: Origin and Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Short courses
  • Sat 02 Mar 2019
  • 10:00am-5:00pm

French Creative Writing: Writing and Translating Creatively

  • Short courses
  • Sat 09 Mar 2019
  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Inspired by Scandinavia

  • Short courses
  • Sat 23 Mar 2019
  • 9:45am-5:00pm

Persuasive Writing Techniques

  • Short courses
  • Sat 23 Mar 2019
  • 9:45am-5:00pm

Italian Intensive Weekend - Advanced

  • Short courses
  • Sat 06 Apr 2019 to 07 Apr 2019
  • 9.30am-4.00pm / 9.15am-1.30pm