Languages and cultural studies


Languages: 20-week classes and intensive weekends

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

Weekly language classes in Oxford and Reading

Weekly classes take place during the day or in the evenings and are designed to help you communicate in a small group in a friendly atmosphere.

The majority of language classes within the weekly class programme are 20 sessions (two terms) long with the option of enrolling on a revision/consolidation term due to be held during the third 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

We offer intensive language weekends courses at different levels for ItalianFrench and Spanish. These events offer 9 hours of face to face teaching in small group classes and in 5 to 6 different levels to choose from. Places are limited to 14 students per course level. Come and join us for an interactive and fun language weekend!

Language and cultural studies day schools

These are Saturday events in languages and culture which take place at Rewley House – see day schools page for detail.

Why study a language?

  • To discover new cultures
  • To become more open-minded
  • To meet new people and develop friendships
  • To gain a practical skill
  • To connect better with the locals when travelling
  • To communicate more effectively in business
  • For an intellectual challenge
  • To gain an international outlook
  • To gain credits towards the OUDCE Certificate of Higher Education if your CATs points are in a language at level 3 or above

Studying a foreign language brings benefits, such as acquiring a practical skill, getting to know the nuances of a foreign culture, and engaging in study as part of a small group.

Related courses

We are also offering some courses in Language & Cultural Studies to focus on social and cultural aspects of language learning.

Upcoming courses

Greek Culture in the Roman World

  • Short courses
  • Mon 16 Jan 2017 to Mon 20 Mar 2017
  • 7:00-9:00pm 10 meetings

Language and History

  • Short courses
  • Mon 16 Jan 2017 to Mon 20 Mar 2017
  • 5:00-7:00pm 10 meetings

Introduction to Linguistics

  • Short courses
  • Wed 18 Jan 2017 to Wed 21 Jun 2017
  • 6.00-8.00pm

Mexican Cinema & Culture

  • Short courses
  • Wed 18 Jan 2017 to Wed 22 Mar 2017
  • 7:00-9:00pm 10 meetings

Language Teaching: Essential Techniques

  • Short courses
  • Thu 19 Jan 2017 to Thu 23 Mar 2017
  • 7:00-9:15pm 10 meetings