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French Beginners

Tutor Beverley Greenway
Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:30
September 28th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + plus textbook CD
January 18th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + plus textbook CD
May 3rd, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + plus textbook CD

Would you like to learn enough French to ‘have a go’ at speaking when you’re on holiday in France?  This course will help you to develop that confidence from scratch, with plenty of conversation and interaction in a fun and friendly environment.  Topics will be covered that include: greetings; the alphabet; numbers; colours; days, months, dates and telling the time; travel; making arrangements; directions and finding your way around; the family; going shopping; food and drink.  We will consider French festivals and traditions appropriate to the time of year and look at French geography when appropriate. Students will be required to purchase a textbook; details will be given to students at the first lesson. Book / CD pack costs vary, but as a guide are between £15 (book) and £30 (book plus CDs).


French Next Steps

Tutor Beverley Greenway
Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:30
January 18th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + plus textbook CD
 
If you have the basics in French and wish to take this further, then ‘Next Steps’ will help you to develop your knowledge and confidence in speaking.  With plenty of conversation and interaction, the basic language will support the continuation of topics started in the beginners’ class, and new topics will be introduced.  We will continue to consider festivals and traditions appropriate to the time of year. Students will be required to purchase a textbook if they didn’t attend the French Beginners group; details will be given to students at the first lesson.


French More Steps

Tutor Beverley Greenway
Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:30 
May 3rd, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + plus textbook CD

Continue to develop your confidence in listening to and speaking in French with ‘More Steps’.  We will develop our use of the language with different ways of asking questions and learning new verbs, as well as learning different tenses.  New topics include making holiday plans, travel, booking accommodation and holiday activities. Students will be required to purchase a textbook if they didn’t attend the French Beginners group; details will be given to students at the first lesson.


Italian Beginners

Tutor Linda Salera
Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00
September 27th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook
January 17th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook
May 2nd, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

Would you like to learn Italian? Then join our native speaker tutor and let her introduce you to the joys of this language.  This course is for absolute beginners and for those with little experience or who haven't used their Italian for a long time and wish to learn the basics to help them on holiday.  By the end of the course students will be able to: 
•    Talk about themselves (personal information)
•    Order snacks and drinks in a bar
•    Learn how to pronounce words properly
Emphasis will be on speaking, although there will be reading and listening practice too. Students will have to commit to at least one hour weekly of independent study/homework in order to consolidate what has been learnt during the class. Students will be required to purchase the textbook Arrivederci!: Libro + CD Audio 1 - for English Speakers (more details will be given to students at the first lesson).


Italian Next Steps

Tutor Linda Salera
Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00
January 17th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

The ideal follow-on course from Italian Beginners or for those with some previous knowledge of the language. Students should have a basic understanding of the language in simple, formal and informal situations.  With some basic and everyday vocabulary and a basic use of verbs in the present tense would be an advantage.  Some homework and independent work is recommended in order to consolidate the language learnt in class.  Students joining at this level will be expected to buy the textbook recommended for Beginners.


Italian More Steps

Tutor Linda Salera
Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00
May 2nd, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

For those who have already attended Next Steps Italian or have some previous knowledge of the language.  Students should be able to understand and be understood in everyday situations.  There will be more specific context and focus on important verbs during this course.  Students will develop a strong base to build upon.  Some homework and independent work is recommended in order to consolidate the language learnt in class.  Students joining at this level will be expected to buy the textbook recommended for Beginners.


Italian Improvers

Tutor Chiara Cavallini
Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00
September 27th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook
January 17th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook
May 2nd, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

Would you like to improve your Italian? Then join native speaker, Chiara, and let her introduce you to the joys of this language. Students will continue learning how to make themselves understood and how to deal with everyday situations when in Italy. The four skills will be practiced with emphasis on speaking and by using a wide range of learning activities. Students will learn to refer to present, past and future events. Students enrolling on this course must have completed a beginner’s course or at least one year of Italian and feel comfortable with the following grammar points: definite, indefinite articles, simple and compound prepositions, regular and main irregular verbs; present tense and simple past. This course might also be suitable for those who have studied the language at intermediate level in the past and would like to pick it up again. Some homework and independent study is required in order to consolidate own learning.  Students will be expected to buy the text book: Arrivederci! 1 Libro + CD Audio 1 - for English in the first term Arrivederci! 2 Libro + CD Audio 2 - for English Speakers (details to follow at the first lesson) for terms 2 and 3.


Italian Conversation

This course has been cancelled.

Tutor Genevieve Wardley
Wednesdays 19:00 - 20:30
September 28th, 10 weeks @ £79.00
January 18th, 10 weeks @ £79.00
May 3rd, 10 weeks @ £79.00

Join native speaker, Genevieve, and let her help you to develop your skills in the spoken Italian language. The emphasis of this course will be in Italian speaking skills. For students with over 3 years' experience who would like to expand their ability in Italian. Learners will be able to practice their speaking and conversational skills using a variety of learning resources and prompting techniques from an experienced Italian tutor. Games will be included as well as opportunities to bring your own material to share with the rest of the class in a relaxed atmosphere.  A fair knowledge of Italian grammar is required.


Italian for your Travels “Viaggi Italiani”

This course has been cancelled.

Tutor Genevieve Wardley
Mondays 19:00 - 20:30
September 26th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 
January 16th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 
May 8th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 

Would you like to speak Italian for your Italian travels?  Then join our Italian native, Genevieve, who will assist you in building the vocabulary in a fun and interesting way: through a guided tour around Italy.  Even though the emphasis in this course will be on speaking and listening, students will be expected to read and learn for homework, materials provided at the end of each session.  If you have studied Italian for 2 years and you are ready to appreciate the Italian wonders then this course is for you.


Spanish Beginners

This course has been cancelled.

Tutor Maria Del Carmen
Thursdays 19:00 - 21:00
September 22nd, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook
January 19th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook
May 4th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

Would you like to learn Spanish? Then join native speaker, Maria, and let her introduce you to the joys of this language.  This course will suit people with a little or no experience.  Students will be exposed to a number of everyday and predictable situations where the aim will be to understand and to be understood.  At the same time they will be building a strong but simple grammar base which can be developed upon as they progress in the language.  Students will be required to purchase a textbook - Maria will give more information about this at the first session.


Spanish Next Steps

Tutor Maria Del Carmen
Thursdays 19:00 - 21:00
January 19th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

The ideal follow-on course from Spanish Beginners or for those with some previous knowledge of the language. Students should have a basic understanding of the language in simple, formal and informal situations.  With some basic and everyday vocabulary and a basic use of verbs in the present tense would be an advantage.


Spanish More Steps

This course has been cancelled.

Tutor Maria Del Carmen
Thursdays 19:00 - 21:00
May 4th, 10 weeks @ £105.00 + textbook

For those who have already attended Next Steps Spanish or have some previous knowledge of the language.  Students should be able to understand and be understood in everyday situations.  There will be more specific context and focus on important verbs during this course.  Students will develop a strong base to build upon.


Spanish Improvers

Tutor Maria Del Carmen
Mondays 17:00 - 18:30
September 26th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + textbook
January 16th, 11 weeks @ £86.90 + textbook
May 8th, 10 weeks @ £79.00 + textbook

Would you like to learn Spanish? Then join native speaker, Maria, and let her introduce you to the joys of this language.  This course will suit people who have at least one year’s previous experience in Spanish.  They should have confidence in everyday situations and basic grammar is desirable.  Learners must be able to recognise and use the present tense and have understanding of the past (present perfect) and the simple future.  Revision will take place during the first few weeks to ensure that all students are at a similar level before expanding and continuing with the course. Students Will be required to purchase Pasos 1 if they do not already have a copy.