What’s it like to study a short course at City?
City's modern language short courses cater for all learning levels. Our highly popular language courses follow the European framework (CEFR) for language learning. Our qualified and experienced native tutors teach our students to understand and be understood.
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Why study a modern language at City?
You can study for one term only or up to three years from a beginner up to an intermediate level. Make sure you check your level carefully using our self-assessment tool before enrolling on a course.
You can join the course of your choice in October, January or April, provided that you have checked your level beforehand.
The focus is on speaking and listening for communicative purposes with trained, qualified and experienced native tutors. Lessons are taught mostly in the language you are learning in a relaxed atmosphere but regular homework is required. Most courses will also require a purchase of a course book.
Our modern language programmes have helped thousands of students enjoy their holidays, get a job, improve their career, move abroad, and get a broader understanding of other cultures.