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USC language short courses


USC is offering short courses in a range of different languages and skill levels to suit your ability and aspirations. Our reputation for delivering a quality teaching experience through highly proficient teaching staff in a relaxed learning environment will give you every opportunity to succeed.

Choose from 7 different languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Choose from 3 levels

  • Beginner - (17 July and 9 October) 
  • Elementary (18 July and 10 October)
  • Guided Conversation - (19 July and 11 October)

Who should enrol?

  • Community members of any age who want to learn another language for fun, travel or to exercise the brain
  • School kids of any age who want a bit of extra help
  • Teachers thinking of becoming a language teacher
  • People working, or thinking of working, in the tourist industry
  • Family members or individuals with a heritage from a specific country who want to connect through language

Why choose USC?

  • Interact and speak with native speakers on a regular basis during classes to practice your new skills
  • Access to modern, state of the art classrooms.
  • Learn from practising, accredited school teachers with up-to-date communicative language teaching pedagogy and teaching resources
  • Develop close relationships with fellow students of all languages through sharing stories and exchanging language learning tips

More information

For further information contact Dr Peter Grainger or Julie Hobbins


The courses are coordinated by Dr Peter Grainger, School of Education, an applied linguist with a PhD in Language Learning Strategies, and an experienced teacher for 25 years in Queensland schools. The courses are delivered by practising accredited school teachers.

Class times and locations 

Classes are held 6–8pm at USC Sippy Downs

Beginner - Monday (commencing 17 July)

Elementary - Tuesday (commencing 18 July)

Guided Conversation - Wednesday (commencing 19 July)

Beginner Rooms

Language Room
Chinese (Mandarin) TBA
French TBA
Indonesian TBA
German TBA
Italian TBA
Japanese TBA
Spanish TBA

Elementary Rooms

Language Room
Chinese (Mandarin) TBA
French TBA
Italian TBA
Japanese TBA
Spanish TBA


Courses are completed over 16 hours in 8 weeks.


A$360 registration fee 

How to register

Registrations are open online via USC online payments


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