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[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.

Let our native speakers introduce you to the joys of their languages! Apart from Spanish for your Holidays, our courses start in September and build your confidence and skills over multiple terms. There is sometimes space for people to join a group in January or April depending on your recent language experience: please contact us if you are interested in doing this, or if you want to check which level is most appropriate for you.

Our multi-term courses each follow a textbook which you will need to purchase. Your tutor will tell you about this in the first class. Some weekly homework is recommended to consolidate what you do in class.


Italian Beginners [W]

Tuesdays 19:00-21:00
24 Sept (10 wks), £120 + textbook
14 Jan ((10 wks), £120
21 Apr (10 wks), £120
Tutor: Genevieve Wardley

This 30 week course is for beginners who wish to learn the basics to communicate and get around when visiting Italy. By the end of the course you will be able to handle situations such as talking about yourself and what you like doing, socialising and eating out, shopping, size and colours, using numbers and time, and using public transport.  Emphasis will be on speaking, although there will be reading and listening practice too.


Italian Lower Intermediate [W]

Wednesdays 19:00-21:00
25 Sept (10 wks), £120 + textbook
15 Jan ((10 wks), £120
22 Apr (10 wks), £120
Tutor: Linda Salera

This 30 week course is for those who have done last year’s Improvers course or have at least two years of Italian and are familiar with the basics and the past tense. You will learn how to talk about more complex subjects like quality of life, mass media and jobs. You will revise basic grammar (past tenses, the construction of piacere in the past etc) and learn new grammar related to the topics above such as the modal verb in the past tense, the impersonal verbs construction and negative tenses with nessuno. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with some writing and reading opportunities too.


Spanish Beginners [W] [13+]

Mondays 17:00-18:30
16 Sept (11 wks), £99 + textbook
13 Jan (9 wks), £81
Tutor: Maria Del Carmen

Over two terms you will build up your language skills to handle situations such as talking about yourself and what you like doing, socialising and eating out, shopping, size and colours, using numbers and time, and using public transport.  The focus is on all four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing - in a very relaxed environment.


Spanish Improvers [W] [13+]

Mondays 19:00-21:00
16 Sept (11 wks), £132 + textbook
13 Jan (9 wks), £108
Tutor: Maria Del Carmen

This 20 week course is suitable if you have at least 1 years’ experience in Spanish and are comfortable with the present tense and common vocabulary used in the beginners’ topics. Improvers learn how to talk about things such as likes and dislikes, character and personality, making arrangements, parts of the body, and you start using other tenses. If you want to expand your Spanish by speaking, reading, listening and writing in class and a bit at home, come and join our relaxed, fun class.


Spanish for your Holidays [W] [13+]
Mondays 19:00-20:30
1 Jun (5 wks), £45
Tutor: Maria Del Carmen

A short course, ideal if you’re visiting Spain for work or holidays and want to be able to understand and use basic language for situations like meeting people, shopping, eating out, and getting around. It’s also a useful taster to decide whether you’d like to commit to doing a longer Spanish course.