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Lifelong Learning

Online Intensive summer courses

We offer a selection of intensive modern language courses designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of the language.

summer language courses
summer language courses

We offer a selection of intensive modern language courses designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of the language. This summer, owing to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions we are offering these courses ONLINE.

These introductory 15-hour courses focus on teaching you the skills to survive in the country in a range of everyday situations. (e.g. introducing yourself, ordering food and drink, finding places, using public transport, buying tickets, booking accommodation in person or in writing.) They also provide useful cultural information for tourists and business travellers. These courses are ideal if you will be visiting the country or wish to try learning the language before registering for a longer course.

The dates for the intensive courses are below. To book please click on the language you are interested in to be redirected to the online store.

Languages available: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian***, Japanese (see below)*, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish**.



1 Monday 05/07/21 18:00 - 21:00
2 Wednesday 07/07/21 18:00 - 21:00
3 Friday 09/07/21 18:00 - 21:00
4 Monday 12/07/21 18:00 - 21:00
5 Wednesday 14/07/21 18:00 - 21:00

* Introduction to Japanese with Asuka – online video course

This short, intensive online course, is designed to introduce you to the basics of the Japanese language and culture. It is a practical travel-themed Japanese conversation course aimed at complete beginners who are interested in developing some everyday language skills. The course which takes place entirely online over a period of two weeks will consist of a combination of videos for you to watch in your own time with live sessions for consolidation and practice.


The sessions will be scheduled as follows:

Mon. 5th July Video 1
Wed. 7th July Live session 1 20:00 - 21:00 / Video 2
Fri. 9th July Live session 2 20:00 - 21:00 / Video 3
Mon. 12th July Live session 3 20:00 - 21:00 / Video 4
Wed. 14th July Live session 4 20:00 - 21:00 / Video 5
Fri. 16th July Live session 5 20:00 - 21:00 / End of Course

We recommend that you purchase the following course book:

Japanese Language Learning Guide for Travelers.

ISBN: 978-1512229134

This unique course follows a similar structure to our Learn Japanese with Asuka 30-week Japanese online course which is an ideal follow-on for anyone who wishes to continue learning online.

** Spanish: please note the later start time 18.30-21.30.

*** Italian: Please note that Italian will start on Wednesday 7th July and finish on Friday 16th July.

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