Sussex Centre for Language Studies

12-week courses commencing in January 2021

In addition to our main 20-week courses we also offer 12-week courses from January. These are mostly courses at lower levels, in Arabic, British Sign Language, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Normally, these courses are held on our campus at Falmer, near Brighton. For the period of January-May 2021, however, these courses will be delivered online to make them accessible to everyone, including those who are shielding or have care duties at home. Our hope is to return to face-to-face teaching on campus for the courses starting in the Autumn.

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 are ready to transfer 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.
  • Smaller class sizes to allow for more individual attention from your tutor
  • 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.

We will offer a programme of 12-week courses from January 2021

Unless otherwise noted:

  • Dates: courses begin in week commencing Monday 25 January 2021. 
    • 9 lessons from week beginning 25 January 2021 
      (Easter break: Saturday 27 March to Sunday 18 April 2021)
    • 3 lessons from week beginning 19 April 2021 and ending 7 May 2021
  • Duration: 12 weeks, meeting for 1.5 hours per week
  • Price: £175 (£165 concessions)
  • Please read our general information document about the open courses. 
Arabic

Arabic Stage 1 - Beginners (2JAD)

  • Tutor: Sawsan Askoul
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 27 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
British Sign Language and Deaf Culture
BSL courses from January to March 2021 are for students who have already completed Unit 101 or 201 with us or another approved Signature provider. Please see our separate BSL page for more details and to enrol.
Dutch

Dutch Stage 1 - Beginners (2JEI)

  • Tutor: Bertrand Glineur
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
French

French Stage 1 - Beginners (2JFB) 

  • Tutor: Eléna Rouhen
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)

French Stage 1 - Beginners (2JFP)

  • Tutor: Kada Faida
  • Date and time: Fridays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Friday 29 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)

French Stage 2 - Elementary (2JLA)

  • Tutor: Marilyn Gray
  • Date and time: Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Wednesday 27 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
German

German Stage 1 - Beginners (2JGG)

  • Tutor: Alex Collins
  • Date and time: Mondays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Monday 25 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Italian

Italian Stage 1 - Beginners (2JTF)

  • Tutor: Roberta Bonfá
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Japanese

Japanese Stage 1 - Beginners (2JJE)

  • Tutor: Asami Nishimura
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Latin

Latin Stage 1 - Beginners (2JLA)

  • Tutor: Marilyn Gray
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese Stage 1 - Beginners (2JMD)

  • Tutor: Shuhong (Julia) Jiang
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)

Mandarin Chinese Stage 2 - Beginners (2JMB)

  • Tutor: Lin Li Wu
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 2 February 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Portuguese

Portuguese Stage 1 - Beginners (2JDC)

  • Tutor: Rafael Argenton
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Russian

Russian Stage 1 - Beginners (2JRF)

  • Tutor: Natalia Tchalaia
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)
Spanish

Spanish Stage 1 - Beginners (2JSD)

  • Tutor: Silvia Lopez-Cepero
  • Date and time: Mondays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Monday 25 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)

Spanish Stage 1 - Beginners (2JSE)

  • Tutor: Maria Pilar Simons
  • Date and time: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)

Spanish Stage 2 - Elementary (2JST)

  • Tutor: Silvia Lopez-Cepero
  • Date and time: Tuesdays, 1-2.30pm
  • From: Tuesday 2 February 2021
  • £175 (£165 concessions)

Information displayed on the website supersedes any published literature.

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Please contact the Courses Coordinator:
opencourses@sussex.ac.uk

If a course is full ("out of stock"), please ask to be added to a waiting list, as places may become available or another group could be opened.