Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Open courses in modern languages

Courses are offered at a variety of levels in the following languages: Arabic, British Sign Language, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Most courses start in late September/early October, but some are also available to begin study in late January/early February.

These language courses are aimed at the general public (aged 18 and over) and held on our campus near Brighton*, offering the opportunity to study a language within the context of its culture on a weekly basis alongside students, postgraduates, and members of the university staff. Most classes last for one and a half hours, either in the middle of the day or in the evening.

Courses are taught by fully qualified tutors, mostly native speakers, including some who teach on mainstream undergraduate programmes. All courses give the opportunity to progress language skills and learn about the country and customs concerned.

* due to exceptional circumstances, the October-December 2020 10-week course will be taught online. Please see Courses commencing in October 2020 for more details.