Language Learning

The Language Centre is the University’s home for all students, academic and professional staff who want to improve their language skills.

They offer teaching across 11 modern languages and Academic English - from intensive short courses to in-depth three-term programmes, and from daytime to evening to suit your schedule. You can choose from a variety of modern languages including Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If English isn’t your first language, their Academic English courses can help you improve your academic writing and communication - building your skills and increasing your confidence.

Their expert tutors use modern teaching methods and high-quality resources to teach in small groups. They help thousands of people of different ages and abilities to advance their languages and meet like-minded people each year.

The Language Library has multi-media materials available to borrow in over 200 languages and space for you to study. The Language Centre website provides many online resources to enhance your language learning.

Conveniently located in central Oxford, the dedicated building is a haven for anyone in the University who wants to join a community of language lovers, giving you a space to share your language skills and exchange cultural experiences.

Whether you want to enhance your research skills, read more widely, communicate with people more easily, improve your career prospects or simply learn something new, the Language Centre offers a central hub for everyone.

In addition, the Faculty of Classics offers courses specially-designed for graduates for all levels of acquisition of Latin and Greek. Students should consult the Classics Faculty lecture lists for times.


Faculty-funded languages classes

With the support of your supervisor it may be possible for you to apply for funded training through the Language Centre. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office in the first instance.