Languages offered

The Languages for All team of the University of Birmingham offers the following languages at up to eight levels:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

The courses will develop the use of the language for practical communication and, at the same time, provide insights into culture and civilisation. This will involve more than language for tourism, as it is hoped a sound basis of linguistic skills will enable participants to continue their language learning at higher levels in subsequent years.

Practical language classes (maximum number of 16) involve both whole-group and small-group/pair-work activities, with the emphasis on oral communication. Use is made of visual aids, audio and video recordings, and computer-based materials.

Barbara - Open access German intensive I-II