Centre for Continuing Education

Language and culture

Language and culture

Language and culture. Embrace other worlds.

Beginners Language courses discount

From 1 July to 30 September inclusive, enrol in two or more beginners language courses in one transaction and receive a 15% discount. These courses appear in the Language and culture section of the website and have the number 101 in the course title (and 1011 for Chinese Mandarin beginners). The discount will apply automatically on checkout. Standard terms and conditions apply.

You can use this discount with your friend(s). When checking out online, remember to 'Add another student' (on the ‘summary’ tab of the enrolment window) to enter the person who will attend the class. You and your friend can enrol in different beginners' language courses.


If you’re heading to another country, your experience will be much richer if you’ve learned to speak the language first. A language and culture course at the Centre for Continuing Education will also immerse you in the fascinating customs and culture of another way of life.

Of course, learning a different language is not just for overseas travellers. You may want to gain a greater appreciation of your heritage, speak with friends from other countries, or you may simply enjoy the intellectual stimulation of learning another way to communicate.

Our experienced teachers can draw on all the resources of the University of Sydney. Enrol in a language and culture course at the Centre for Continuing Education and you’ll be learning a language in the most enjoyable, up-to-date and easiest way possible. Learn language the smart way with language and culture courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Russian Course 203 (Level 7)

Russian. Learn Russian with us. Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Course activities include talking about the weather in different countries at various times of the year, making preparations to travel and go out, and discussing one’s interests and hobbies. We will also familiarise ourselves with significant writers and composers, and the cultural elements of being a tourist in Moscow. Grammatical themes will continue to cover material from... [More]
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Russian Course 203 (Level 7)

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Brazilian Portuguese Course 301 (Level 9)

Brazilian Portuguese. Learn Brazilian Portuguese with us. Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course aims to consolidate and develop your knowledge previously gained, as well as introduce more complex language structures which will allow for the expression of feelings and opinions. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: write a speech give a small presentation participate in a debate comment and discuss a movie.... [More]
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Brazilian Portuguese Course 301 (Level 9)

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Greek Course 103 (Level 3)

Greek. Learn Greek with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) You will learn about various foods, how to invite people to events and celebrations and plan visits to the doctors. Grammatical themes will include learning a variety of tenses, nouns, pronouns and adjectives. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: demonstrate improved reading and comprehension of Greek texts identify verb types and tenses in sentences that... [More]
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Greek Course 103 (Level 3)

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Chinese Mandarin Course 2021: Standard

Chinese. Learn Chinese with us. In partnership with the Confucius Institute Offered in association with the Confucius Institute at the University of Sydney. The Confucius Institute is based on a partnership with Fudan University, in collaboration with the Office of The Chinese Language Council International in China (Hanban). It is managed by the the Office of Global Engagement. The first to be established in New South Wales, the Institute has attracted thousands of people to its... [More]
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Chinese Mandarin Course 2021: Standard

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Thai Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

Thai. Learn Thai with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Beginners Language courses discount From 1 July to 30 September inclusive, enrol in two or more beginners language courses in one transaction and receive a 15% discount. These courses appear in the Language and culture section of the website and have the number 101 in the course title (and 1011 for Chinese Mandarin beginners). The discount will apply automatically on checkout.... [More]
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Thai Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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German Course 304 (Level 12)

German. Learn German with us. Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course (second of level B1) aims to consolidate and improve your knowledge through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, further to those gained in the previous A2 courses. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced in order to improve all essential language skills. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: utilise... [More]
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German Course 304 (Level 12)

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German Course 201 (Level 5)

German. Learn German with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course will expand on the work of all German Level 100 courses (or equivalent). Your skills will be furthered through various class activities that teach you how to use your language skills for problem solving, asking and offering help, talking about future plans, learning how to engage in small-talk in German, and how to write creatively. Outcomes By the end of this... [More]
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German Course 201 (Level 5)

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Japanese Course 204 (Level 8)

Japanese. Learn Japanese with us. Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course will consolidate all material covered in Japanese levels 101 to 203 and prepare you for the third year program. New content will explore how to express oneself and the characteristics of others, how to make travel plans, discuss the future, host a social function and discuss various natural events. Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Japanese up... [More]
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Japanese Course 204 (Level 8)

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Japanese Course 204 (Level 8)

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Latin Course 102 (Level 2)

Latin. Learn Latin with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course introduces further Latin vocabulary and grammatical concepts through readings and exercises, while following the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: recognise and translate the genitive and dative cases give simple commands recognise and translate declined forms of pronouns... [More]
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Latin Course 102 (Level 2)

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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

French. Learn French with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Beginners Language courses discount From 1 July to 30 September inclusive, enrol in two or more beginners language courses in one transaction and receive a 15% discount. These courses appear in the Language and culture section of the website and have the number 101 in the course title (and 1011 for Chinese Mandarin beginners). The discount will apply automatically on checkout.... [More]
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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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This is a ‘fast track’ option in which learning is accelerated with meetings twice weekly over four weeks.