Language courses

Learn to speak French, German, (Modern) Greek, Japanese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian and Spanish.

Learning a new language can be great fun. Our courses cover learning phrases for holidays to basic conversation, to intermediate level to speaking fluently

Our expert and qualified tutors will take learners through course lessons learning grammar and words to converse and even play games in the language.

Which course to choose?

There are two parts to language courses; it is advisable to enrol for part 1 and part 2. If you do feel you have sufficient knowledge to enrol only for part 2, please speak to the tutor for an informal assessment: call Adult Learning Support Services on 01604 367 119.

Learning outcomes of all courses and years are listed on your course information sheet - find your course.

Year 1 part 1 and 2

No previous knowledge is required. Our year 1 courses will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate accurate pronunciation
  • Learn to communicate confidently
  • Learn vocabulary for everyday situations
  • You will also learn about the language and appreciate the customs and culture of the country

Year 2 part 1 and 2

These courses are suitable for those who have completed 40 hours or year 1 of learning, or have a “rusty” GCSE or equivalent knowledge of the language. You will learn how to talk about past and future events and will extend your general vocabulary.

Year 3 part 1 and 2

80 hours experience or equivalent knowledge of the language, see y.1 and 2 above. You will be developing your vocabulary, conversation and discussion skills.

Conversational advanced part 1 and 2

These are conversation courses for those with a good knowledge and fluency in the language and who are able to talk about general topics. The classes are for those who have at least year 3 level or recent GCSE level, grade A*-B. 

Holiday courses

These are courses covering basic sentences for a short stay in the country where the language is spoken.

If you find that the course you have enrolled on is unsuitable, you may be able to transfer to another if available.

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