Welcome to Language4Water Glasgow!

Would you like to develop your language skills whilst having fun? Meet like-minded people, whilst enhancing your CV? Provide some of the worlds poorest people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services? With Language4Water, you can do all of these things at the same time, at an incredibly affordable price.
Language4Water

WHEN and WHERE

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

GROUP CLASSES

GROUP CLASSES

We offer 10-weeks-long language courses for the price of only £30 (£35 for non-students). We aim for classes to have around 16 students and never more than 18, as this maximises your learning experience.

GROUP CLASSES (University of Strathclyde)

GROUP CLASSES (University of Strathclyde)

Starting from this semester, we are also offering group classes at the University of Strathclyde! Currently available languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Arabic. Classes will run from 4th February 2019 until 28th March 2019. Find out more in the "Sign up" section!

ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES

ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES

If group classes are not for you, we also offer blocks of 5 and 10 one-to-one classes at a price of £12/hour. Choose a time and place that is convenient for you, and enjoy a class tailored to suit your needs! Languages currently offered: Spanish - French - German - Mandarin - English - Gaelic - Arabic - Turkish * Please contact us before making the payment to ensure we have a teacher available! *

HOW TO JOIN US?

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS

We currently offer 48 group classes in over 20 different languages, as well as one-to-one classes in 8 different languages. All you have to do is choose one!

SIGN UP

SIGN UP

This semester's classes have started on the 21st January 2019. The next block of classes starts in September 2019 when the new timetable will be available. Sign up early to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on first-come, first-served basis.

NO DROP-IN

NO DROP-IN

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.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS AND LEVEL

Choose your desired class & level and continue by paying on PayPal. Our checkout supports PayPal, Credit or Debit card payments.

One-to-One Classes


One-to-one class, 5 hours
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One-to-one class, 10 hours
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Glasgow University Campus


Arabic 1 beginners, Wednesday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Arabic 1b beginners, Monday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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Arabic 2 improvers, Monday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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British Sign Language 1 beginners, Wednesday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Croatian 1b beginners, Thursday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Czech 1b beginners, Tuesday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Danish 1 beginners, Wednesday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Dutch 1 beginners, Monday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Dutch 1b beginners, Monday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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English conversation, Tuesday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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English grammar/language, Wednesday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Finnish 1 beginners, Thursday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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Finnish 1b beginners, Thursday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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French 1 beginners, Tuesday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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French 1 beginners, Thursday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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French 1b beginners, Monday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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French 2 improvers, Wednesday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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French 3 intermediate, Wednesday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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French 4 advanced, Thursday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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German 1 beginners, Wednesday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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German 1b beginners, Thursday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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German 2 improvers, Thursday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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German 3 intermediate, Monday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Greek 1 beginners, Thursday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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Italian 1 beginners, Monday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Italian 1b beginners, Tuesday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Italian 2 improvers, Monday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Lithuanian 1 beginners, Tuesday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Mandarin 1 beginners, Tuesday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Mandarin 1b beginners, Tuesday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Mandarin 2 improvers, Tuesday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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Neapolitan 1 beginners, Monday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Polish 1 beginners, Wednesday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Portuguese 1 beginners, Wednesday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Russian 1 beginners, Tuesday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Russian 1b beginners, Tuesday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Russian 2 improvers, Monday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 1 beginners, Monday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 1 beginners, Monday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 1 beginners, Tuesday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 1b beginners, Wednesday 7-8pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 1b beginners, Thursday 7-8om, 10-week course
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Spanish 2 improvers, Tuesday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 2 improvers, Wednesday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 2 improvers, Thursday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Spanish 3 intermediate, Wednesday 6-7pm, 10-week course
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Swedish 1 beginners, Thursday 5-6pm, 10-week course
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Turkish 1b beginners, Thursday 8-9pm, 10-week course
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Strathclyde University Campus


STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS Arabic 1 beginners, Thu 6-7pm, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS French 1 beginners, Mo 6-7pm, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS German 1 beginners, Thu 5-6pm, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS Italian 1 beginners, Wed 5-6pm, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS Italian 2 improvers, Mo 5-6pm, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS Russian 1 beginners Wed 6-7pm, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS Spanish 1 beginners, Tue, 8-week course
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STRATHCLYDE CAMPUS Spanish 2 improvers, Tue 5-6pm, 8-week course
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F.A.Q.

Why join Language4Water?
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
When do the classes start?
Our 10-week course starts the week of the 21st January 2019 and runs until the week of the 25th March 2019. We offer 48 classes in 20 different languages from across the world.
Where are the classes?
The classes held at the University of Glasgow take place in St Andrews building. Check the map at the bottom of the page. The classes held at Strathclyde take place in room GH/511. Our one-to-one classes take place wherever suits you best as the teachers try to be as flexible as possible with the times and locations of your classes.
How to reserve your place?
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.
What will I learn?
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.
What’s the teaching style of the classes?
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.
What level is right for me?
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.
How does Language4Water work?
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!

WHAT'S ON

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

48 classes, 23 languages with different levels. Fun classes from native teachers with main focus on speaking skills!

EVENTS

EVENTS

Catch up with people from our other classes at our social events, including ceilidhs!

NIGHT OUT

NIGHT OUT

Test your improvements while having a pint with the other students!

PRICES

Student
Non-Student

10-LESSON COURSE

One hour per week for 10 weeks.

£30

5 ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES

Block of 5 classes.

£60

10 ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES

Block of 10 one-to-one classes.

£120

You need to make a donation to WaterAid pressing the button SIGN-UP & PAY