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Languages for All

Languages for All

Languages for All - Wednesdays 14:00-16:00 27 September 2017 until 13 December 2017

Languages for All - Wednesdays 14:00-16:00 27 September 2017 until 13 December 2017


A one-semester language course for absolute beginners.

The language courses will run on Wednesdays 14:00-16:00 from 27 September 2017 until 13 December 2017.

Through individual, pair and group work in 12 2-hour seminars you will gain a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills and of the culture in the countries where the language is spoken. There is no formal assessment on this course, but if you attend at least 75% of the sessions you will receive a Certificate of Attendance and we will refund your £50 deposit.

Choose from Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German or Spanish

12 2-hour interactive seminars will introduce you to reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, with an emphasis on the development of basic communicative skills and the ability to cope in a limited range of predictable situations. They will also introduce you to the socio-cultural contexts in which the language is spoken.

A range of activities are used to practise skills, including tutor-led presentations, pair/small-group work, and reading and listening comprehension.

If you attend all the sessions you should be able to:

  • converse with a speaker at a basic level, answering and asking simple questions in a range of predictable situations;    
  • read simple sentences
  • understand basic written and spoken words and phrases
  • produce short written sentences about yourself


This equates to Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 students in each class.

Classes are free, but there is a deposit of £50, repayable if you attend at least 75% of the sessions.

Refunds will also be given before the start of classes if the class requested does not reach minimum numbers, or if the class does not run at the date/time advertised.

Please contact Tim Green for further information

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