University of Strathclyde
The Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the University of Strathclyde offers opportunities to study modern languages as part of its day, evening and summer short course programmes. The languages offered vary from year to year. Languages currently on offer include Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Many of the language programmes commence in October and last for 20 or 22 weeks with some classes commencing in January and June/July. Classes are offered in the evening and/or at weekend. Most languages offer the opportunity to study towards university credit. A wide range of other subjects are also available.
CLL is located on 7th Floor, Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, University of Strathclyde. For more information, contact 0141 548 5778 or visit the CLL website.
University of Strathclyde also offer undergraduate degrees in languages (more information) and PGDE course for language teachers (more information).
The University is a centre for the examination in the Spanish Government’s official Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE - Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera). The exams are the official accreditation for the degree of fluency of the Spanish exams. They’re issued and recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport of Spain and are organised by Instituto Cervantes and the University of Salamanca. New online preparation courses for the DELE exams are available and are aimed at prospective candidates for the DELE exams.
University of Glasgow
The Centre for Open Studies at the University of Glasgow offers courses in 15 languages at levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Languages on offer are: Arabic, Chinese ( Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. The classes are designed to enable participants to speak the language they are learning. As part of normal classroom teaching, students will practise speaking the language in pairs or small groups and will also be given the option of doing written homework between classes. All of the courses can contribute credit to the Certificate in Higher Education.
All language courses are worth 10 credits and students achieve the credits when, through normal classroom activities (not through an examination) they demonstrate a minimum level of competence expected for their particular course. Students who first enter the language programme at Stages 2, 3 or 4 and successfully complete the course will be eligible to receive credit for the lower level courses as well; e.g. a student who joins and successfully completes a Stage 2 German class would on request be credited with 20 credits.
Unless otherwise stated all courses run for two hours per week over 20 weeks. Term 1 begins on the first Monday in October. There is also a Spring/Summer languages programme.
Goethe Institut Glasgow - Learn German
Learn German with the Goethe Institut for everyday life, personal interest, your job or for university studies. They offer:
- highly qualified teachers
- state-of-the-art teaching methods
- intensive consultation and support
- a system of course levels applied around the world
- examinations recognised around the world
Alliance Française de Glasgow - Learn French
The Alliance Française de Glasgow is the official French government’s Language and Cultural centre for Glasgow and the West of Scotland. The Alliance Française de Glasgow is proud to welcome up to 500 students during each term, who all learn French through our communicative approach.
All our teachers are native speakers and are trained to teach French as a Foreign Language. Every new student who is not a complete beginner is assessed before enrolling (a free and friendly meeting with a teacher), in order to establish their level so that they are assigned to the right class.
The Alliance Française is an official examination centre which gives you the opportunity to obtain the official French diplomas awarded by the French authorities and recognized internationally.
Yakety Yak Language Cafés
Originating in Edinburgh in 2010, Yakety Yak's Language Cafés have now been launched in Glasgow.
The Cafés offer people the chance to practise their conversational language skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Sessions are currently available in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Check the Yakety Yak Glasgow programme for further information.
The Language Hub
The Language Hub C.I.C. is a non for profit organisation based in Glasgow’s west end. The hub teaches foreign languages to children and adults, provides bilingual support, runs cultural and literacy events and operates a foreign language children’s bookshop on site. We believe everyone can learn a foreign language, irrespective of their age or their academic abilities. Our language courses, for all levels, focus on communication and are very much play based. We aim to provide a maximum of opportunities to practise individual skills in the class room. This gives learners the confidence to use their foreign language skills in real-life situations outside the classroom.
Languages available include English, Spanish, Italian, French, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Arabic, German, Dutch, Russian, Hungarian, Urdu, Gaelic
For more information, please visit our website, give us a call on: 0141 258 2700 or send us an e-mail.
Conveniently located in the heart of Glasgow's city centre, Language Within offers full immersion courses for kids, teens and adults of all levels.
You can learn:
Join our native speaking teachers and be part of the conversation.
Activities and events are also available throughout the year.
For more information visit Language Within
Live Language, Glasgow
Live Language provides different levels for group and private courses for the following languages:
Live Language language courses.
Lexus for Languages
Learn Chinese in Glasgow. Are you curious about the world’s most spoken language? Would you like to get to know some basic Chinese? Well, the Lexus course is designed for this. We will introduce you to speaking and understanding Chinese. The course will focus on the spoken language.