Learn a Language this Summer
Who can join your courses?
Courses are open to everyone. We give discounts for students and staff of Coventry University, and for members of the public taking a further course.
Which languages can I learn?
For our summer intake, we offer the following languages: French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese (subject to demand and tutor availability). Our full range of 30 languages at different levels will be available in autumn and spring.
What will I learn?
Our tutors are native speakers in the language you have chosen to learn. They will speak to you, right from the start, in their native language. The classes are taught online, but are practical and interactive. Tutors also usually make learning resources available online or will do so on request.
Do you have the level I want?
For our summer intake, we offer A1 beginner and A1+ post-beginner levels.
How much will it cost?
|Course (20 hours)||Fee|
|Members of the public||£129|
|Members of the public taking a further course
University of Warwick students and staff
Coventry City College students
Coventry University alumni
|Coventry University Group students and staff
Jaguar Land Rover employees
|Participants in the following programmes:
– Work Placement
– Field trips
– Global Careers Volunteering
– Summer School
|Global Leaders Programme Members (GLP):
– Three language courses included in GLP package
– Classes to be taken before the end of your current programme of studies
– Credit from the GLP admin team for attendance of at least 70% of classes
Please note: You can cancel your registration up to 14 days after completing your registration. To cancel, you need to send the World Languages/Linguae Mundi team a clear written statement of your decision to cancel.
If you cancel within 14 days, we will reimburse any related payments (after subtracting a proportional payment for any classes we have already provided).
If you cancel after 14 days, we will not refund the course fee in full or in part. Additionally, if you have registered for a free language course, and you cancel after 14 days, we will charge a £25 administration fee.
There are no exams in our courses. You will receive a certificate if you attend 70% of the sessions.
Do you need or want to take an exam? We offer official exams for Spanish (DELE, SIELE), French (DELF, DALF, TCF), Italian (CILS), English (Trinity) and BSL (Signature). These all require an additional payment. We also offer exam preparation classes. Find out more about certificates and exams.
We follow the standard set of practical uses suggested in the CEFR.
All tutors focus on practice and using the language to communicate. Your tutor will teach and speak mainly in the target language. They may use examples, images, videos and actions to help you understand what they are saying.
Practicing speaking with other learners in class is the most efficient way to learn and improve.
Grammar rules do not help you use the language, and using the language is what we concentrate on in class. The aim is that you learn language you can actually go out and use – not just rules.
What our learners say:
Great tutors in all the different levels of French that I have attended. Really good and supportive the admin team.
University For International Experiences (HESA 2018/2019).