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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.

  • 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

Choose from 6 different languages

Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish
* Not all languages offered in the elementary classes

Course dates for 2018

  • Monday 29 January - Beginner
  • Tuesday 30 January - Elementary
  • Monday 16 April - Beginner
  • Tuesday 17 April - Elementary
  • Tuesday 24 April - Beginner Spanish and Beginner French (Noosa campus)
  • Monday 23 July - Beginner
  • Tuesday 24 July  - Elementary
  • Monday 1 October - Beginner
  • Tuesday 2 October - Elementary


Spanish - E Building, Ground floor, Room EG.14

French - E Building, Ground floor, Room EG.13

Italian - E Building, Ground floor, Room EG.20

German - E Building, Ground floor, Room EG.23

Noosa (The J) -Spanish Room NG.03, French NG.05

More information

For further information contact Dr Peter Grainger or the Office of Engagement


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.


A$360 registration fee 

How to register

Registrations are now open for April 2018 classes

Sippy Downs

Beginner classes

Elementary classes


Spanish beginner class

French beginner class


Chinese French Italian Japanese Spanish German
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