Spanish (Beginners) £60

Marga Spilman

Tuesday, 10AM-11:30AM

14th September – 7th December

This course is aimed at complete beginners; it will cover the basics, such as introductions, food and drink, ordering at a bar or restaurant, hotel bookings, shopping and more. Learning about Spanish and Latin-American culture along the way.

Spanish (Improvers) £60

Marga Spilman

Monday, 1:30PM-3PM

13th September – 6th December

Level A2. This is a group that has been running for 3 years (they have covered most of the indicative tenses and a great deal of grammar).

Spanish (Intermediate) £60

Marga Spilman

Monday, 11:30AM-1PM

13th September – 6th December

For students of Spanish at B1-B2 level; the class is also conducted mainly in Spanish.

Spanish (Advanced) £60

Marga Spilman

Monday, 9:30AM-11AM

13th September – 6th December

This class is for students of Spanish at B2-C1 level. The lessons are conducted all in the target language. This class offers the opportunity to converse and debate cultural and current affairs topics in a friendly environment.

French (Improvers 1 – GCSE/O level equivalent) £60

Anne Pattison

Wednesday, 10:30AM-12PM

15th September – 15th December

A friendly class ideal for those with some prior experience of French and those who may perhaps wish to reacquaint themselves with the language after a break. There will be an emphasis on enjoying learning through a mix of speaking, reading and writing activities.

French (Improvers 2 – A level equivalent) £60

Anne Pattison

Wednesday, 1:30PM-3:30PM

15th September – 15th December

A mix of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities around a Maigret book ‘Le chien jaune’ by George Simenon and a textbook ‘Breakthrough 3’ in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Culture Français (‘A Tale of Two Cultures’) £50

Dominique Nightingale

1st Wednesday monthly, 10:30AM-12:30PM

6th Oct, 3rd Nov, 1st Dec, 5th Jan, 2nd Feb, 2nd Mar, 6th Apr, 4th May, 1st Jun

The centuries old dialogue between French and English-speaking cultures has produced some of the most powerful literature, music and art on both sides. Montaigne and Shakespeare, Hugo and Dickens, Turner and the Impressionists, Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan – the influence flows either way and continues to do so in films and on TV. We will explore what unites, divides and ultimately enriches those two cultures through such examples. This course is given in French for advanced level.

Italian (Beginners) £60

Eleanor Dickson

Thursday, 2:45PM-4PM

16th Sept – 16th December

A course for students who have little or no prior experience in Italian, but who are keen to learn a new language and be able to get by when visiting Italy. We will focus on speaking and listening, and also make a start on the basics of Italian grammar such as present tense verbs, articles and adjectival grammar.

Italian (pre-Intermediate) £60

Eleanor Dickson

Thursday, 1PM-2:30PM

16th September – 16th December

This course is for students who already have a good knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary, but who seek further practice in order to gain confidence when applying it. Conversation will feature considerably in the lessons. We will study aspects of contemporary Italy, in addition to looking at elements of its rich history.

Italian (Intermediate) £60

Eleanor Dickson

Thursday, 9:30AM-11AM

16th September – 16th December

This course is for students who are confident when speaking Italian, but who wish to develop their flexibility and fluency through broadening their vocabulary and revising grammar. We will follow the textbook Contatti 2, although lessons will be suplemented with material drawing on Italian history and culture.

Italian (Advanced) £60

Eleanor Dickson

Thursday, 11:15AM-12:45PM

16th September – 16th December

This course is for students who are able to use Italian confidently in a wide range of contexts, and who have covered most aspects of Italian grammar. Conversation will be an important part of the lessons, but reading texts and listening exercises will also feature. There will also be a cultural element, as texts will be drawn from a variety of themes including Italian history, art, cuisine and geography.

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