Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Courses commencing in October 2021

We offer classes at different levels in Arabic, British Sign Language, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Our classes take place at lunch times and evenings and are open to everyone – members of the public (aged 18 and above), University of Sussex students and staff are all welcome! Learners build confidence in communicating in the target language through games, media, and immersive teaching. You’ll join a diverse group of learners of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about languages, want to stand out to future employers, or wish to communicate better with friends, relatives, or when travelling.

COVID-19 update – We will be continuing to teach online during the Autumn Term (Oct-Dec) 2021

We have taken the decision to continue with this method for the Autumn Term, having considered the ongoing uncertainty over the pandemic and the preference expressed by the majority of our students in a survey we conducted in April. Our hope is to be able to return to in-person teaching in the Spring Term (February-April) and welcome you back to our beautiful campus!

What to expect from an online Open Course?

  • The same high-quality teaching as our usual face-to-face classes. Our experienced and qualified tutors are used to adapting their teaching methods to students' needs, and have transferred their expertise to the virtual classroom.
  • Teaching methods which are adapted to an online classroom – e.g. live classes on Zoom where you'll practise your language skills through a range of individual, pair and group activities.
  • Opportunity to progress language skills and learn about the country and customs surrounding the language you are learning.
  • Access to a course site on Canvas, the University's virtual learning environment, where you can review class materials and access additional resources in your own time.
  • Free access to Rosetta Stone, one of the best-known language learning platforms, to complement your in-class learning.
  • Please read our Online Open Courses - What to expect document for more details.

Join one of our 20-week courses from October 2021

Unless otherwise noted:

  • Courses start: week commencing Monday 4 October 2021
  • Course end: week ending Friday 1 April 2022
  • Duration: 20 weeks, 1.5 hours per week
    • Autumn term: 10 weeks from w/c 4 October and ending w/e 10 December 2021
    • Spring term: 10 weeks from w/c 24 January and ending w/e 1st April 2022
    • Christmas Break for Open Courses: Sat 11 December – Sun 23 January 2022
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
  • Please read our general information document about the open courses.

Enrolment opens 10 July 2021.

If a course becomes full, email opencourses@sussex.ac.uk if you wish to be added to the waiting list in case someone drops out or another group session is opened.

Arabic

Arabic Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JAA)
  • Tutor: Aisha El-Turki
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JAG)
  • Tutor: Sawsan Askoul
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Arabic Stage 2 - Elementary (2JAE)

  • Tutor: Aisha El-Turki
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Arabic Stage 3 - Intermediate (2JAF)

  • Tutor: Aisha El-Turki
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
British Sign Language and Deaf Culture

BSL Level 1: Unit 101 (Introduction to BSL)

Group 1 (2JBA)
  • Tutor: Parveen Dunlin
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6-8pm
  • From: Monday 27 September 2021 for 11 weeks
  • Price: £198 (£188 concessions) for 2 hours per week
Group 2 (2JBB)
  • Tutor: Mandy Crump
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 28 September 2021 for 11 weeks
  • Price: £198 (£188 concessions) for 2 hours per week
Group 3 (2JBE)
  • Tutor: Parveen Dunlin
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-3pm
  • From: Wednesday 29 September 2021 for 11 weeks
  • Price: £198 (£188 concessions) for 2 hours per week
 
Price excludes exam registration fees
See our separate BSL page for more details and to enrol

 

BSL Level 2: Unit 201 (BSL Receptive Skills)

Group 1 (2JBC)
  • Tutor: Parveen Dunlin
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021 for 10 weeks
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions) for 3 hours per week

Price excludes exam registration fees
See our separate BSL page for more details and to enrol

Dutch

Dutch Stage 1 - Beginners (2JYA)

  • Tutor: Bertrand Glineur
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Dutch Stage 2 - Elementary (2JZA)

  • Tutor: Bertrand Glineur
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
French

French Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JFA)
  • Tutor: Sanja Bennett
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JFC)
  • Tutor: Eléna Rouhen
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 3 (2JFN)
  • Tutor: Stephanie Le Palec
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
 

French Stage 2 - Elementary

Group 1 (2JFD)
  • Tutor: Sanja Bennett
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JFE)
  • Tutor: Marilyn Gray
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 3 (2JFL)
  • Tutor: Sanja Bennett
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
 

French Stage 3 - Intermediate

Group 1 (2JFF)
  • Tutor: Stephanie Le Palec
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JFG)
  • Tutor: Stephanie Le Palec
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)


French Stage 4 - Post-Intermediate

Group 1 (2JFH)
  • Tutor: Bertrand Glineur
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JFQ)
  • Tutor: Kada Faida
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

 

French Stage 5 - Advanced (2JFK)

  • Tutor: Bertrand Glineur
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
German

German Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JGA)
  • Tutor: Bertrand Glineur
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JCA)
  • Tutor: Riem McQueen
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

German Stage 2 - Elementary (2JGB)

  • Tutor: Alex Collins
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

German Stage 3 - Intermediate (2JGD)

  • Tutor: Alex Collins
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

German Stage 4 - Post-Intermediate (2JGF)

  • Tutor: Alex Collins
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

German Stage 4/5 - Post-Intermediate/Advanced (2JGC)

  • Tutor: Brigitte Diplock
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

German Stage 5 - Advanced (2JGE)

  • Tutor: Brigitte Diplock
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Italian

Italian Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JTA)
  • Tutor: Andrea Vitali
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JTG)
  • Tutor: Andrea Vitali
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Italian Stage 2 - Elementary (2JTB)

  • Tutor: Andrea Vitali
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Italian Stage 3 - Intermediate (2JTC)

  • Tutor: Andrea Vitali
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Italian Stage 4 - Post-Intermediate (2JTE)

  • Tutor: Andrea Vitali
  • Date and time: Mondays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Italian Stage 5 - Advanced (2JTI)

  • Tutor: TBA
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Italian Stage 5+ - Advanced+ (2JTD)

  • Tutor: TBA
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Japanese

Japanese Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JJA)
  • Tutor: Motoko Okina
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JJF)
  • Tutor: Motoko Okina
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Japanese Stage 2 - Elementary (2JJB)

  • Tutor: Motoko Okina
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Japanese Stage 3 - Intermediate (2JJC)

  • Tutor: Motoko Okina
  • Date and time: Fridays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Friday 8 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Latin

Latin Stage 1 - Beginners (2JLA)

  • Tutor: Marilyn Gray
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Latin Stage 2 - Elementary (2JLB)

  • Tutor: Marilyn Gray
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6-7.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JMA)
  • Tutor: Lin Li Wu
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JXA)
  • Tutor: Julia (Shuhong) Jiang
  • Date and time: Mondays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Mandarin Chinese Stage 2 - Elementary (2JMB)

  • Tutor: Lin Li Wu
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Mandarin Chinese Stage 3 - Intermediate (2JMC)

  • Tutor: Julia (Shuhong) Jiang
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Portuguese

Portuguese Stage 1 - Beginners (2JDA)

  • Tutor: Rafael Argenton
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Portuguese Stage 2 - Elementary (2JDB)

  • Tutor: Rafael Argenton
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Russian

Russian Stage 1 - Beginners (2JRA)

  • Tutor: Natalia Tchalaia
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Russian Stage 2 - Elementary (2JRC)

  • Tutor: Natalia Tchalaia
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Russian Stage 3 - Intermediate (2JRE)

  • Tutor: Natalia Tchalaia
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Russian Stage 4 - Post-Intermediate (2JRD)

  • Tutor: Natalia Tchalaia
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Spanish

Spanish Stage 1 - Beginners

Group 1 (2JSA)
  • Tutor: Lucía Guzmán
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JSJ)
  • Tutor: Mica Teixeira
  • Date and time: Fridays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Friday 8 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
 Group 3 (2JSN)
  • Tutor: Silvia Lopez-Cepero
  • Date and time: Mondays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
 

Spanish Stage 2 - Elementary

Group 1 (2JSG)
  • Tutor: Lucía Guzmán
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JSL)
  • Tutor: Lucía Guzmán
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Spanish Stage 3 - Intermediate

Group 1 (2JSC)
  • Tutor: Maria Pilar Simons
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 5 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)
Group 2 (2JSK)
  • Tutor: Maria Pilar Simons
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Spanish Stage 4 - Post-Intermediate (2JSF)

  • Tutor: Patricia Morris
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

Spanish Stage 5 - Advanced (2JSM)

  • Tutor: Patricia Morris
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Price: £270 (£260 concessions)

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