University of the West of Scotland’s School of Education is giving members of the public the opportunity to learn a language this summer.
The School of Education’s ‘Languages for All’ initiative is running summer classes across all four of its Scottish Campus. The classes are running two mid-week evenings (6-9pm) and Saturdays (10am-1pm), from week commencing 30th May to 25th June for beginners and week commencing 4th July to 30th July as a follow-on module (direct entry is possible with the equivalent of a good Higher pass).

Other levels of study will be available subject to demand. Languages on offer include Arabic, French, Gaelic, German, Mandarin and Spanish.

Whether students are picking up a language for the first time, or building on skills already gained for holiday or business usage, the University’s intensive language programme will get them up to speed and build their confidence in practical situations.

The focus of these modules is on practical language skills that can be used in social, academic and business contexts, and most classes are taught by native speakers. Topics covered are wide ranging and take account of current debates in the countries whose languages students are studying.

For total language immersion, classes are conducted in the target language as much as possible.

Dr Fernando Leon-Solis of the University’s School of Education said: “We are delighted to be running these language modules over the summer, across all of our four Scottish campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley.

“These modules will give members of the public the ideal opportunity to put the summer months to good use by studying for personal or career development.”

Group discounts, for 10 or more participants, are available. For more information regarding the University’s language options or to apply for a module visit

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