Summer Languages

Our Summer Language Programme is a range of, short but sweet ArabicFrench, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish courses.

Each year the programme has grown to include more languages, levels and courses of different levels of intensity.

Courses run at various times throughout July and August each year.

  • Our 'Absolute Beginner' courses will give someone who has no knowledge of a language an introduction and some survival level skills. 
  • Our 'Restarters', 'Beginners II' and 'Intermediate' courses will restore or improve your confidence.
  • Our 'Intensive' options will give you a thorough start or revision.

If you want to browse the complete list of courses available this summer you can do so on the LSE eShop Summer Languages page. Details on specific dates, prices and courses offered can be found on the individual language pages: ArabicFrench, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

You can book a place on a course until 15:00 on the day a course commences (except intensive options when the deadline is 23:00 the day before the first class).


If you are interested in finding somewhere to stay in London LSE also offers award winning, great value, central London accommodation. We are afraid that we cannot guarantee accommodation for anyone who books a place on our courses and we do ask that you book any accommodation direct via LSE Vacations. Please follow the link for further information.

Terms and Conditions

  • I accept that it is my responsibility to check that I am eligible to study in the UK for the duration of my programme
  • We endeavour to run all courses offer, however, should a course fall below our minimum registration level of 50% we may have to cancel it
  • Any cancellations will be notified with 10 working days before a start date
  • You can cancel your booking and receive a full refund up to 10 working days before a start date
  • Refunds are not possible once a course has commenced
  • Please also refer to general Terms and Conditions applying to all Language Centre courses

Non-current LSE members

  • We are obliged to check if you are eligible to study in the UK.
  • Therefore, if you are not a current LSE student or LSE member of staff who is able to show a valid and current university ID you will need to bring proof of this eligibility with you when you come to complete your registration.
  • For EU citizens this will mean your passport or national identity card. For anyone else you will need to bring your passport with a valid visa showing eligibility to study for the FULL duration of the course.
  • You will need to show this proof when you come to complete your registration.
  • We will not be able to register you without this proof.
  • Please check what documents you might need to register for a course depending on your status.