What is the daily timetable for the 2024 MALS Winter Week?

On Monday 8 July we will meet at 9.15am (teaching to commence at 9.30am) to familiarise ourselves with the online teaching arrangements.

All courses will run Monday to Friday from 9.30 am–3.30pm. Teaching session 1 will run from 9.30am to 11.00am, followed by a half-hour morning tea break. Teaching session 2 will run from 11.30am-1.00pm, followed by a lunch break from 1.00-2.00pm. Teaching session 3 will run from 2.00pm-3.30pm.

How do I access my Zoom class?  

Enrolled students will be emailed information about accessing online classes on Friday 5 July 2024.

Will IT support be available?

While MALS tutors and administrative staff are happy to help with general questions and provide general troubleshooting guides for Zoom, we cannot provide expert IT support before or during the Winter Week

How do I know which course to enrol in?

Course descriptions can be found in our Current Program. These provide general information about the level of proficiency required for each course. If you would like further advice, please email [email protected] and provide a summary description of your training to date.

Can I enrol in more than one course?

No. All courses  will run from 9.30am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday for the duration of the Winter Week.

How do I enrol?

Browse our current program and when you have decided on a course enrol and pay course fees via Eventbrite (see the link at the top of our Program).

Can I change my course during a Winter or Summer Week?

Yes. If you find the course you are enrolled in too challenging or not challenging enough you are welcome to change to another course during a Winter or Summer Week. Before you change courses talk to your tutor and email the MALS admin team ([email protected]).

What if my course is cancelled?

Courses may be cancelled if an insufficient number of students (normally less than 5) enrols before the deadline (1 July for the 2024 Winter Week). Students will be advised of cancelations via email.

If your course is cancelled MALS volunteer staff will suggest an alternative course and you can transfer to that without re-enrolling. You can also cancel your enrolment and MALS volunteer staff will organise a refund.

Can I withdraw from a course?

You can withdraw from MALS courses at any time by emailing our administrative staff ([email protected]). A full or partial refund will be given depending on when you notify MALS of your decision to withdraw. Please see below for more details.

Can I request a refund?

Yes. Full refunds will be issued for those who notify MALS before 1 July of their inability to attend the Winter Week. MALS will charge a $100 late withdrawal fee for cancelations after 1 July. This withdrawal fee is aimed at minimising cancellation of classes, and thus disruption to other enrolled students. If you have any questions please email [email protected] prior to enrolment.

Where can I find the text selected by my tutor?

Information about textbooks and texts can be found in the course descriptions in the Summer and Winter Programs. Students are expected to purchase textbooks before the start of each Winter and Summer Week.

Most of our Intermediate and Advanced courses (and some Beginners courses) use learning materials (including texts) provided by tutors. These can be downloaded from the MALS website before each Summer or Winter Week.

Where can I buy textbooks?

The following bookstores generally offer a wide selection of language textbooks.  You can also use booko.com.au to locate secondhand textbooks. Please contact our administrative staff ([email protected]) if you experience any difficulties locating a textbook.

Abbey’s Bookshop

131 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

T: (02) 9264 3111



Koorong Books

28 West Parade, West Ryde NSW 2114

T: (02) 9857 4477




Online bookseller