Evening language courses
The University offers evening language courses throughout the academic year. Our programmes last for ten weeks and cater for all levels of study from beginner to advanced.
Our beginner classes last 1½ hours and all other classes last 2 hours. All classes meet weekly.
Semester 1 2013/2014
Courses on offer
Semester one 2013-2014 will begin on Monday 23 September 2013 . In semester 1 we will be offering courses in:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Gaelic (Scottish)
The classes are extremely popular and we try to respond to demand with the courses and levels we offer. However, due to timetabling restrictions not every level of study is available for every language, every semester.
To enrol, please print off this form and return it according to the instructions:
Semester 1 timetable and enrolment form (PDF, 118 KB)
Our courses are held at beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. These levels correspond to the following levels on the common European framework.
- Beginner - this is for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of the language.
- Elementary - level A1 on the common European framework.
- Intermediate - level A2 through to B1 on the common European framework.
- Advanced - level B2 and upwards on the common European framework
Sometimes a course may be labelled 'elementary 2' or 'intermediate 2'. These are classes for students who have taken a course at elementary or intermediate level but are not ready to move up to the next level. There is, however, no reason why other students who have not previously attended our classes should not enrol.
Students should note that the Evening Language Teaching modules are not part of any degree pathway and may not be used as credit counting towards a degree programme.
More detailed descriptions of some of our languages and levels:
- Arabic (PDF, 8 KB)
- Chinese (PDF, 10 KB)
- Italian (PDF, 18 KB)
- Spanish (PDF, 18 KB)
- French (PDF, 98 KB)
- German (PDF, 88 KB)
In order to enrol for these courses, please complete the application form from the link above and bring (or post) it to the address below. Completed forms can also be dropped into one of our mailboxes which are situated outside the main door to the library, on the third floor of the Arts building, and in the Old Union reception. You will then be registered for the course.
The University's computer system will require 24 hours to update your details and payment will then be required.
(Please note that these payment methods are not limited to undergraduates and are available to all participants in our language programmes.)
Since last year the regulations regarding ILA funding have changed so that only our course in Gaelic are now eligible. Students of Gaelic who may qualify for can find out more at Individual Learning Account - Scotland.
For all enquiries and bookings please contact:
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
Telephone: 01334 467467