By James Crook

Gwangju at nightFebruary 13 - Uptake for free language courses offered by the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee (GUOC) at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology has been high as citizens prepare to welcome visitors from around the world for the 2015 Summer Universiade.

The Universiade Language School was incepted in 2010 and has seen over 3,300 people complete language courses in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.

The courses are taught by native speakers and last between 10 to 14 weeks, focusing on practical conversation.

GwangjulanguageschoolGwangju 2015 are offering free language courses to volunteers

In a questionnaire of students conducted by the GUOC, 70 per cent replied that their main reason for completing a language course at the Universiade Language School was to volunteer for the 2015 Universiade.

A GUOC member said: "We will be opening the language school until 2015 to develop the volunteers' communication abilities and to help them become the core for the successful hosting of the Gwangju 2015 Universiade"

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