Online Language Courses

Online Language Courses – Learn Languages Online

Cactus offers online language courses in addition to our face-to-face 10-week courses and 5-week courses which are delivered in 11 city centre locations across the UK. We also offer One-Week Online Courses if you want to develop your language skills and cover the same content in a shorter amount of time. Cactus Online language courses deliver the same benefits as face-to-face courses via a virtual classroom experience. Our online language classes are taught by the same qualified and experienced teachers that teach our face-to-face real world courses, and are delivered using our proven method. Learn a language online with our online language courses, from beginners to advanced, and improve your language skills wherever you are in the world. Are you a beginner? Find out more about our Beginners Language Courses.

Learn online from anywhere
Small group class sizes
Speak the language from day one
Enjoy lessons from your home or office
Learn about your tutor: teacher profiles
Participate in interactive, engaging lessons
Individual feedback
Receive a certificate of completion (mapped to the CEFR)

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Online Language Courses Key Facts

Frequency: 20 hours in total. Options – 10 weeks (2 hours, once a week), 5 weeks (2 hours, twice a week),
1 week (4 hours, 5 days a week – selected languages)
Days: One or two weekday evenings per week (Monday to Thursday – check start date)
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (UK time)
Class Size: Average 6, maximum 10
Languages: Every language (see languages below)
Teachers: Experienced, qualified, native/bilingual speakers
Content: Same content and materials covered as our face-to-face courses
Course Material: not included and can be checked here


Online Arabic Courses
Online Cantonese Courses
Online Croatian Courses
Online Czech Courses
Online Danish Courses
Online Dutch Courses
Online French Courses
Online German Courses
Online Greek Courses
Online Hebrew Courses
Online Hindi Courses
Online Italian Courses
Online Japanese Courses
Online Korean Courses
Online Mandarin Courses
Online Norwegian Courses
Online Polish Courses
Online Portuguese Courses
Online Russian Courses
Online Spanish Courses
Online Swedish Courses
Online Thai Courses
Online Turkish Courses


How Virtual Classrooms Work

Our virtual classrooms are hosted using an online platform which replicates the face-to-face environment. This allows teachers and students to interact and enjoy a classroom environment in an online setting. The courses follow the communicative approach, focusing on developing speaking and communications skills and cover vocabulary activities and grammar points on the ‘white board’, to reading task via file sharing and listening exercises.

When you receive your course confirmation (one week before the course start date), you will also receive login details to MyCactus. This is the Cactus course online platform where you can check your course information, schedule, course content, homework and also send your tutor a private message.

Learn more about what happens on an Online Language Class ⇒


Book Your Cactus Online Language Course:

Choose a Language. Choose a Class and Time. Start Your Online Language Course. If you don’t know your level, take our level test here.

5 Week CourseFrenchBeginner 115 Aug to 19 SepMonday &
6.30-8.30pm£200 Book now »
5 Week CourseJapaneseBeginner 115 Aug to 19 SepMonday &
6:30-8:30pm£235 Book now »
5 Week CoursePortugueseBeginner 115 Aug to 19 SepMonday &
6:30-8:30pm£200 Book now »
5 Week CourseDutchBeginner 116 Aug to 15 SepTuesday &
6.30-8.30pm£235 Book now »
10 Week CourseGermanBeginner 103 Oct to 05 DecMonday6.30-8.30pm£200 Book now »
10 Week CourseJapaneseBeginner 103 Oct to 05 DecMonday6.30-8.30pm£235 Book now »
5 Week CourseFrenchBeginner 103 Oct to 02 NovMonday &
6.30-8.30pm£200 Book now »
5 Week CourseGermanBeginner 103 Oct to 03 NovMonday &
6.30-8.30pm£200 Book now »
5 Week CourseItalianBeginner 103 Oct to 02 NovMonday &
6.30-8.30pm£200 Book now »
10 Week CourseRussianBeginner 103 Oct to 05 DecMonday6.30-8.30pm£235 Book now »



Online Language Courses – FAQs

Check the time and days of the classes above. Select the one you want to join and start learning a new language online.
You will need 3 basic things: a strong internet connection, a device with a camera and microphone, and headphones. Your teacher will send you a link to join the lesson and you will need to run the online platform Zoom on your device.
All our teachers are native speakers or have native-speaker fluency in the language they teach. They have specialist qualifications and experience in Teaching a Foreign Language to Adults.
At the end of your course you will receive a certificate of participation, sent to you by email. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on an internationally recognised system, so you have a universally accepted reference for your studies. Read more about our levels. (Important: Please note that you must complete the online end of course questionnaire sent to you in order to get your certificate! This will also be sent to you by email at the end of your course).
All of our courses follow the communicative approach and you can check the course outline here to understand what will be covered at each level.
Our online language courses start from £190. The prices for the different courses can be seen above. Select the language you want to study and you can check the prices of the different options. Please check the current discount on offer before you book the course.
All of our language courses are designed for long term learning, giving you the opportunity to achieve your language learning goals, whatever your level. You can enrol onto the next level to continue your language learning journey at any stage of your current course. You can check the levels here.
All of our online language courses are divided into 6 levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Proficient. Each level consists of 60 hours of tuition divided in 3 sub-levels of 20 hours each (eg Beginner Level = Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Beginner 3).
If you are unsure of your level take our online level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.
We also offer 10-week and 5-week courses in the UK which cover the same programme as the online courses.
You can check our FAQ page with information about bookings and availability, course information and payment. If you have questions about the course book, homework and how we choose our teachers, please do visit our FAQ page.


Further Information

For information on our courses check our Language Course Questions page and FAQs page,  contact us or call us on 01273 830 960. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.




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