CRCEES Taster Days for learning East European languages

Do you visit Eastern Europe, or have contacts with the region? Would you like to learn how to get by in the local language?

In 2008-09, the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow will be running a series of 'Taster Days' that will give you basic phrases for everyday communication in four East European languages (Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian and Russian), as well as a greater awareness of the economies, politics, societies and cultures of the countries concerned, according to your requirements.

The attendance fee for each day is £180, including lunch and refreshments. Special rates are available for those wishing to attend all four. Concessionary rates are also available for students, pensioners and the unemployed.

Please complete the Taster days application form (in PDF Format, 543KB) if you would like to attend one of the days, or contact us if you require other kinds of expert tuition in these or other languages (we can also offer Croatian, Czech, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Ukrainian and Uzbek) or any other form of advice or information regarding the region.

Please note, that CRCEES reserves the right to limit language class sizes and for cases where a course is oversubscribed then a first come firsted served basis may be applied. The timetable for the Taster days are as follows:

  • Latvian at the University of Glasgow
    12 September, 2008
  • Hungarian at the University of Glasgow
    21 November, 2008
  • Estonian at the University of Glasgow
    13 February, 2009
  • Russian at the University of Glasgow
    May, 2009

More information will appear on the CRCEES website in due course, in the meantime to place a notification of interest email: Ann Mulholland (

First published: 6 May 2008