USC language short courses - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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USC language short courses

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Beginner and Elementary 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 4 different languages

French, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish
* Not all languages offered in elementary classes


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.

Both beginner and elementary* courses are available and are delivered over an 8 week period, 2 hours per week from 6pm to 8pm.

Beginner language course dates 
  • 26 October

A$360 registration fee 

To register

Visit the events page

More information

For further information contact Dr Peter Grainger 

or the Office of Engagement


Textbooks can be purchased online from Amazon, Booktopia or Book Depository.

  • Talk Mandarin Chinese  book and CD pack
  • Talk French 1
  • New Italian Espresso 1 Textbook and DVD 
  • Marugoto: Japanese language and culture Starter A1 Coursebook
  • Talk Spanish book and CD pack
  • Talk German 1 (Book/CD Pack)

  • Let's Speak Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia Volume 1