Language short courses

Learn a language with our affordable, fun and comprehensive short courses. Explore a range of lunchtime and evening classes to fit your lifestyle.

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Learn a language at Sussex

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new language, or revisit a language you learned in the past, our lunchtime and evening classes might be perfect for you. 

Our language short courses are open to everyone, from Sussex students and staff to members of the public (aged 18 and over). Build your confidence in communicating in your chosen language through games, media, and immersive teaching. You’ll join a diverse group of learners who are passionate about languages, want to stand out to future employers, or wish to communicate better with friends, relatives or when travelling.

These short courses are offered at a variety of levels and include languages such as French, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. We also offer a short course in British Sign Language (BSL)

We offer 20-week courses (running October-April) and shorter 12-week courses (usually starting in January).  

Find out more about our language courses.

Important: Most of our language short courses are taught in person on our campus. However we also offer a selection of online courses. These will be indicated on each language page where applicable.

Explore our language courses

Terms and conditions

If you’re thinking of enroling we recommend you read our full terms and conditions.

Language pathways and electives

If you are an undergraduate student, you could take a credited language module, as a pathway or elective, to form part of your degree. Find out more about language pathways and electives.


If you have any queries, email or call +44(0) 1273 872575.

School of Media, Arts and Humanities Office
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University of Sussex

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