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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 6 different languages*

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

* Not all languages offered in the elementary and guided conversations classes

Choose from 3 levels

  • Beginner course in progress 
  • Elementary course in progress
  • Guided Conversation - TBA

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: course in progress

Elementary - Tuesday: course in progress

Guided Conversation - TBA

Next intakes will be starting in February 2018. Dates to be confirmed.

Beginner Rooms

Language Room
French KG.48A
Indonesian IG.01
Italian KG.06
Japanese KG.07
Spanish KG.46A

Elementary Rooms

Language Room
Chinese (Mandarin) KG.07
Italian KG.06
Japanese IG.02
Spanish KG.48A


Courses are two hours per week for 8 weeks.


A$360 registration fee 

How to register

Registrations are now open for October classes

Beginner classes

Elementary classes 

To register your interest in Guided Conversation classes please email us.



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