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Travel Tasters

Are you travelling overseas for the holidays? Want to learn some useful phrases before you go?

USC is offering 'travel taster' short courses in French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese, suitable for anyone travelling to other countries these holidays or just looking to learn some useful everyday phrases. Topics covered include:

  • Greetings
  • Ordering food and drinks
  • Travel and directions
  • Money and time
Travel Taster course dates
  • 27 May - 6pm to 8pm
  • 11 Nov - 6pm to 8pm
Duration

Four week courses. No text books required.

Cost 

A$180 registration fee

To register

Visit the events page

More information

For further information please email us

 

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 7 different languages

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

Delivery

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 
  • 10 February
  • 13 July
  • 12 October
Cost

A$360 registration fee 

To register

Visit the events page

More information

For further information contact Dr Peter Grainger Peter.Grainger@usc.edu.au 

or the Office of Engagement engagement@usc.edu.au

Textbooks

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

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

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