Whether you want to conduct international business, discover your family heritage, explore new cultures or travel the world, the ability to communicate in another language enhances your experience and gives you the confidence you need to accomplish your goals. Learning another language has been shown to help improve your decision-making ability, enhance your creativity, boost brain function and more.
We offer online and face-to-face language courses that emphasize practical conversation skills in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and American Sign Language. Summer Institutes in French, Spanish and American Sign Language are available each July.
Our online conversational language classes offer you a real-time virtual classroom where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you login at a set time to your virtual classroom with your instructor and classmates. Practise conversation in pairs and groups, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor. Outside of class, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm.
Reading and writing courses in French, Spanish and Chinese are also offered in 100% online, self-paced courses.
Courses vary from introductory to advanced. Not sure which level is right for you? Read our overview of course language levels to find the level that suits your experience and skills.