If you’re one of those people who had to cancel your dream holiday this year (thanks 2020), why not think about learning a language and open up a whole new world of experiences when we finally can travel overseas again?
“There are so many benefits to learning another language,” WEA course coordinator for languages Lesley Brookes said.
As well as being able to communicate better when you travel, learning another language actually helps maintain brain health and enhances your ability to multi-task. Win-win!
“In our classes, it’s not just about learning the language,” Lesley said. “Our students really have a chance to immerse themselves in the culture of the language.
“Some of our tutors will arrange food events, singalongs, or movie nights to enhance learning and provide a truly immersive experience.
“It’s a really fun and engaging way to learn in a group, and the classes are very social as well.
“Even though we aren’t able to travel at the moment, people can still enjoy other cultures and live vicariously through learning another language.”
WEA has a broad range of year-long language classes commencing in February, including several which are being offered online via Zoom.
You can learn the language of love and build on the vocab you’ve subconsciously picked up from the bingeworthy Netflix series Emily in Paris. French is très populaire, as are Italian and Japanese.
Other courses include Mandarin, Spanish, German, Russian, Farsi (Persian), modern Greek and even Latin.
There are also shorter 10-week courses for fun and travel available during the year, which focus on teaching you how to ask simple questions, talk about yourself, make inquiries and socialise.
Most classes are in-person and held at the WEA Centre in Angas St in the city.
To view the complete course guide, find more information, or enrol, visit the WEA website.