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Summer Taster Courses

Enrolment is now closed.

Anyone wishing to enrol on these courses up to 30th April (the orginal deadline) should email us at

Summer Taster Courses Enrolment

WLA Summer Taster Course Enrolment (staff members)

Are you thinking of studying a new language but not sure if you want to commit to long term learning? Or do you simply want to learn enough for your holiday?

Why not come and try one of our Summer Taster courses first?

We offer short courses aimed at absolute beginners and near-beginners, as an introduction to the language, in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

If you enjoy it, you can then continue learning with us in the autumn on either our LLL or Academic programmes!


Duration: 10 weeks

Starting: Week 1 of the summer term, week commencing 24th April 2017

Enrolment: Enrolment for these classes will open at 12pm on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis so we would recommend you enrol sooner rather than later. 

Please note, these classes will only run if there are sufficient enrolments; we also reserve the right not to offer classes where it is obvious that classes will be too small. A decision will be made on which of the courses offered will run on the 11th April 2017.

Fee: £130 or 2 WLA vouchers.

Level: You are a complete beginner, knowing virtually nothing of the language.

Main Objectives: The course will provide a very basic knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of the language.
It is ideal as an introduction for those planning to take the Beginners level or for those who just want the confidence to get by abroad.


Arabic - Not Running 2016/17

Chinese - Not Running 2016/17


German - Not Running 2016/17



Russian - Not Running 2016/17