Evening Language Classes

Evening language classes are taught by language teachers from The School of English and Languages, which specialises in teaching languages to a broad spectrum of student and adult learners. Our tutors are experienced and are native or near-native speakers of the language they teach. 

Our courses are open to all (minimum age of 17), with no formal entry requirements and students who successfully complete their course receive a certificate.

The classes take place on campus weekday evenings (once a week or twice a week for intensive courses) from 7pm to 8.30pm. over 8 (for intensive and summer courses) or 16 weeks. We have new courses starting in October, January and April. Please see below our term dates (there are no half-term breaks).

Term Dates

Autumn term:

14th October – 5th December 2013

Spring term:

20th January – 13th March 2014

Summer term:

28th April – 30th June 2014


 

We offer Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, taught at various levels (for a detailed list, please click here). 

You can check when the classes are scheduled for the language you are interested in by accessing our individual timetables (on the right hand side of this page).

Open Evenings

These are opportunities for you to visit the school, share a glass of wine with the tutors and ask any questions you may have about the courses. The evenings are free of charge, but you do need to register with the School of English and Languages beforehand by emailing eveninglanguagecourses@surrey.ac.uk, indicating your name and the language/level you are interested in.

Open Evenings for 2013-2014 are at 7pm to 8.30pm on the following dates:

Monday 23rd September 2013

Monday 13th January 2014

Monday 7th April 2014


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are the courses held?

All classes are taught in high-quality teaching rooms on campus, many of them purpose built language labs. All learners are able to use the excellent self-study facilities in the new Library and Learning Centre.  Opening hours can be checked at http://www.surrey.ac.uk.library.

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What Level am I?

View the online guide

The Languages & Translation Studies staff are highly experienced in advising learners about levels. You can speak to one of our tutors on the telephone, or at one of the open evenings.

What facilities are available to me?

All learners are able to use the excellent self-study facilities in the new Library and Learning Centre.  Opening hours can be checked at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library

How will I be taught?

Speaking and understanding the spoken language are very important skills for most people. Our classes concentrate on building your confidence in the language and you can expect to be taught in the language you are learning and have plenty of opportunity to participate in class.

The course materials are related to real life, enabling you to acquire knowledge of the country as well as its language. You will be given work to do each week.

How often and how long for?

Some of our classes are intensive and meet twice a week for 8 weeks, while others run for 16 weeks, one evening a week. All Spoken Summer courses meet once a week over 8 weeks.

  • Autumn term:

    14th October – 5th December 2013

    Spring term:

    20th January – 13th March 2014

    Summer term:

    28th April – 30th June 2014

How much does it cost?

Payment should be made on enrolment before the start of courses. We are sorry but refunds cannot normally be given if you withdraw from a course.

  • Language courses (all levels): £245
  • 8 week "spoken" courses (all levels): £130

Classes will run subject to their viability.

Please note: We advise early enrolment, as some courses do fill up before the start date.

In the unlikely event that a class has to be postponed we will contact you by phone.

How do I enrol?

To enrol on one of these courses.

  • Enrol and pay online by clicking here

Timetables


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Are you a current University of Surrey Student?  If so, click here!


For information please contact us by email: eveninglanguagecourses@surrey.ac.uk or by phone 01483 682857.


 'I have been strongly motivated by this course to continue to the next level, building on the solid foundation it has provided. It was really well-taught, and fun too.'

French Start Again student

'Excellent course - really glad I attended. The tutor was very friendly and an excellent teacher. It is the first the first time I found learning a foreign language pleasurable.'

German Advanced student

'Very good course, very friendly and interactive. I really enjoyed it and my Spanish has improved!'

Advanced Spanish student

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