We aim for classes to have around 16 students and never more than 18, as this maximises your learning experience.
Classes start on the 24th of September 2018. Sign up early to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on first-come, first-served basis.
You can guarantee your place by paying the fee before the start of the course. We have a 'course only' policy as drop-in classes are often considered disruptive by both teachers and other students.
By attending our 10-week block of affordable language classes you will help provide a community in need with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education
Our 10-week course starts the week of the 24th of September 2018 and runs until the week of the 26th of November. We offer 48 classes for 23 different languages from across the world.
The classes take place at the University of Glasgow, in the Boyd Orr building and in the Adam Smith building. Check the map at the bottom of the page.
Paying is the only way to reserve your place for the language classes. To pay, press the button SIGN UP & PAY above. Choose the desired class and fill in your name.
Our classes are designed for students to obtain a conversational level of the given language in the shortest time possible. You will learn some grammar, but the lessons are focused on improving vocabulary and communication skills.The vocabulary taught is aimed at chatty students and travellers, starting with simple phrases like “what’s your name?” and “where are you from”, and then moving on to more complex stuff like telling people about your family, friends, job, pets, interests, night life etc. In the classes you will learn how to tell stories and jokes in the language you are learning.
Our volunteers aim to keep the classes as fun as possible. The classes are student centred, with lots of games and interaction, giving you the chance to practice the language, improve your skills and make new friends.
We have different levels for most of the languages we offer. If you sign up to a language, you can always change level at no extra cost. However, it's useful for you to pick the closest level to your abilities when signing up: • Beginners (level 1): For first time-learners or people who have very little or no experience in the language. • Improvers (level 2): For people who have a conversational level and are familiar with forming sentences. An example might be someone post GCSE or someone with a higher. • Intermediate (level 3): For people with substantial experience, like those after A-level or advanced highers, perhaps with some travelling experience in the countries too. We would expect you to know most of the tenses. • Advanced (level 4): This level is suited for people who already have a good command of the language, especially at speaking. Grammar rules will be revised briefly, only if the students require it. We will mainly focus on improving fluency and expanding vocabulary.
Language4Water is a student-volunteer run society/project where we train non-professional native or bilingual speakers to teach their own languages. Like other 4Water projects, 100% of our profits are donated to WaterAid. Currently, we are focusing our resources on a region in Rwanda and plan to raise a further £100,000 for these communities over the next 2 years. Would you like to be a part of it? Then sign up for a course or contact us for volunteering opportunities!
48 classes, 23 languages with different levels. Fun classes from native teachers with main focus on speaking skills!
Catch up with people from our other classes at our social events, including ceilidhs!
Test your improvements while having a pint with the other students!
One hour per week for 10 weeks.
You need to make a donation to WaterAid pressing the button SIGN-UP & PAY