The Language Centre is the University’s home for all students, academic and professional staff who want to improve their language skills.
We offer teaching across 12 modern languages and English for academic purposes - from intensive short courses to in-depth three-term programmes, and from daytime to evening to suit your schedule. You can choose from a variety of modern languages including Arabic, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If English isn’t your first language, our English for Academic Studies courses can help you improve your academic writing and communication - building your skills and increasing your confidence.
Our expert tutors use modern teaching methods and high-quality resources to teach in small groups. We help thousands of people of different ages and abilities to advance their languages and meet like-minded people each year.
Our Language Library has multi-media materials available to borrow in over 200 languages and space for you to study. The Language Centre website provides many online resources to enhance your language learning.
Conveniently located in central Oxford, our dedicated building is a haven for anyone in the University who wants to join our community of language lovers, giving you a space to share your language skills and exchange cultural experiences.
Whether you want to enhance your research skills, read more widely, communicate with people more easily, improve your career prospects or simply learn something new, the Language Centre offers a central hub for everyone.
You are most welcome to join us.