SPANISH (Intermediate): Monday, 9.30-11.00 (Marga Spilman)

10 January – 4 April 2022,

Half Term 21 February.

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

SPANISH (Advanced):  Monday, 11.30-13.00 (Marga Spilman)

10 January – 4 April 2022,

Half Term 21 February.

This class is for students of Spanish at a 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.

SPANISH (Improvers): Monday, 13.30-15.00 (Marga Spilman)

10 January – 4 April 2022,

Half Term 21 February.

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 (Beginners continued): Tuesday, 9.30-11.00 (Marga Spilman)

11 January – 5 April 2022,

Half Term 22 February

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.


FRENCH (Improvers 1 – GCSE / O level equivalent): Wednesday, 10.30-12.00 (Anne Pattison)

12 January – 6 April 2022,

Half Term 23 February.

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): Wednesday, 13.30-15.00 (Anne Pattison)

12 January – 6 April 2022,

Half Term 23 February

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): 1st Wednesdays monthly, 10.30-12.30 (Dominique Nightingale)

5 January, 2 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June 2022,

No Half Term.

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’ll explore what unites, divides and ultimately enriches those two cultures through such examples. This course is given in French for advanced level.

(This is a continuing course – Students who enrolled at the start of autumn 2021 term need not re-enrol).


ITALIAN (Intermediate): Thursday, 9.30-11.00 (Eleanor Dickson)

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

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 supplemented with material drawing on Italian history and culture.  

ITALIAN (Advanced): Thursday, 11.15-12.45(Eleanor Dickson)

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

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.  

ITALIAN (Pre-Intermediate): Thursday, 13.00-14.30 (Eleanor Dickson)

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

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 (Beginners): Thursday, 14.45-16.00 (Eleanor Dickson)

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

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 agreements.  


GERMAN (Improvers) Thursday: 9.30 -11.00 (Karen Patrick) 

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

This is a course for those with some prior experience of German and who wish to build upon their existing knowledge to develop their conversational skills. There will be a variety of speaking, listening, reading and writing. We will also be learning about some of the rich history and culture of Germany. Textbook: “Wilkommen! A Course for Adult Beginners”. 1998 version ISBN: 978-0-340-64808-7.

GERMAN (Advanced) Thursday: 11.15 – 12.45 (Karen Patrick) 

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

This is a class for those who already have a good knowledge of German and its grammar and wish to develop their conversational skills to a high level. The class will mostly be taught in the target language. Textbook to be confirmed.  There will also be the opportunity to read some German literature.

GERMAN (Beginners) Friday: 11.15 – 12.45 (Karen Patrick) 

14 January – 8 April 2022,

Half Term 25 February.

This is a new course aimed at those with no previous knowledge of German or those wishing to reacquaint themselves with German. We will be going back to basics! You will gain confidence to hold simple conversations covering such topics as daily routine, travel, eating out, shopping and meeting friends.  We will also discover some of the rich history and culture of Germany. Textbook: “Wilkommen! A Course for Adult Beginners”. 1998 version ISBN: 978-0-340-64808-7.


LATIN (A/S Level) Thursday: 13.30 – 15.00 (Karen Patrick)

13 January – 7 April 2022,

Half Term 24 February.   

This is a class at ‘AS’ level for those who already have a good knowledge of Latin and wish to build upon their existing skills. We are working through the textbook ‘Latin Beyond GCSE’ by John Taylor.

Latin (Advanced): Thursday, 14.00 – 15.30 (Terry Bird)

20 January – 31 March 2022,

Half Term 24 February.

The continuing course for those who have previously attended or have a similar experience or knowledge of Latin.

LATIN (Beginners): Friday 9.30 – 11.00 (Karen Patrick)

14 January – 8 April 2022,

Half Term 25 February.

This course is designed to be both educational and enjoyable and will focus on the life of a Roman family. This course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Latin or those wishing to reacquaint themselves with Latin. We will be going back to basics!  We will discover how the Latin language is constructed and how to translate it. At the same time we will understand its importance to the English language – 60% of English is derived from Latin. Textbook: Ecce Romani Book 1 “Meeting the Family”. 

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