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Foreign Languages: Learning French

Welcome to the French Beginners Course! Embark on an exciting journey to learn the basics of French. Through fun, interactive lessons, you'll master common greetings, essential vocabulary, and pronunciation. Progress to basic conversations about everyday topics like food, travel, and hobbies. You'll learn to order in a café, discuss friends and family, and ask for simple touristic information. Explore French culture, traditions, and landmarks to deepen your understanding. By the end of the course, you'll feel confident introducing yourself in French and engaging in simple conversations. Let’s begin this adventure together! Bon voyage! (Have a good journey!)

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Tue 03/12/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00015922
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Foreign Languages: Learning Italian

Welcome to the Italian Beginners Course! Embark on an exciting journey to learn the basics of Italian. Through fun, interactive lessons, you'll master common greetings, essential vocabulary, and pronunciation. Progress to basic conversations about everyday topics like food, travel, and hobbies. You'll learn to order in a bar, discuss friends and family, and ask for simple touristic information. Explore Italian culture, traditions, and landmarks to deepen your understanding. By the end of the course, you'll feel confident introducing yourself in Italian and engaging in simple conversations. Let’s begin this adventure together! Buon viaggio! (Have a good journey!)

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 18/09/2024 -
Wed 04/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Giuseppa Perricone
Course code:
Q00015934
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Foreign Languages: Conversations on Art and Culture, in French

Would you like to learn about art and at the same time practice your French? This course is for you! During ten weeks, we will discuss a series of topics related to art and culture. The course aims to enrich your knowledge of art history, develop your French vocabulary, and boost your confidence when speaking French. Please see the longer description for a list of the themes we will study. . Language skills: This is not a language course. To follow this course, it is desirable to have a good level in French (probably upper intermediate, or B2 and above). The group will be small and the atmosphere relaxed and tolerant. If your French is a bit rusty, it is OK! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 19/09/2024 -
Thu 05/12/2024
Times:
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Caroline Levisse
Course code:
Q00017439
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Intermediate Latin

Did you know that learning Latin can enrich your knowledge in all sorts of other areas? Far from being “dead”, Latin is all around us. This intermediate Latin course can give you essential background knowledge to understand terminology in law, medicine, family history, and many other subjects. Latin has hundreds of applications in contemporary contexts. This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in learning Latin, or gaining general knowledge to help you learn modern languages or other disciplines.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 24/09/2024 -
Tue 04/02/2025
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Penelope Fewster
Course code:
Q00017595
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £111.00

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Beginners Latin

Latin is more alive than ever. It is often called a “dead” language, yet it is all around us. This online Latin course is ideal for language and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are interested in language learning, botany, law, medicine, or even family history, you will find Latin everywhere. This beginner’s Latin course will teach you the essential grammar and syntax to start reading and understanding Latin. Learn to translate basic sentences into English. Learning Latin will give you transferable knowledge to apply to any language learning. This fascinating language is considered the blueprint for modern languages. Understand the etymology of various European languages, including French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 06/02/2025
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Penelope Fewster
Course code:
Q00017596
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £111.00

Foreign Languages: Reading Latin Intermediate

Would you like to further develop your ability to read and enjoy Latin literature? You will use the Latin you have already learnt to translate, discuss and analyse original Latin literature, both verse and prose. In this intermediate level group you will develop more independence in translation through a mixture of immersive learning through reading Latin and analytical work in consolidating and extending your understanding of the Latin language. Lively discussion and exercises as part of a supportive group in the online sessions will be backed up by plentiful opportunities to work independently between sessions with a range of quizzes and assignments.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 06/02/2025
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Penelope Fewster
Course code:
Q00017597
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £111.00

Foreign Languages: Reading Latin for Beginners

Would you like to take your Latin beyond GCSE level and develop your ability to read and enjoy Latin literature? You will use the Latin you have already learnt to translate, discuss and analyse original Latin literature, both verse and prose. Through online activities such as quizzes and assignments and group work in the online sessions, you will discover the enduring fascination and importance of some of the greatest literature ever written whilst consolidating and extending your knowledge and understanding of Latin grammar.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 27/09/2024 -
Fri 07/02/2025
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Penelope Fewster
Course code:
Q00012454
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £111.00

Foreign Languages: Learning More Italian

Welcome to Term 2 of Learning Italian! This 10-week course builds on your foundational skills, focusing on practical situations. You’ll learn to book a hotel room, navigate train and bus stations, and shop at markets. Through interactive lessons, role-playing, and listening activities, you’ll gain confidence in handling common scenarios. Topics include making reservations, understanding schedules, purchasing tickets, and shopping for goods. Cultural insights will deepen your appreciation of Italian traditions. By the end of the course, you’ll be comfortable using Italian in various everyday contexts. Join us to continue your Italian language journey! Buon viaggio!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 15/01/2025 -
Wed 02/04/2025
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Giuseppa Perricone
Course code:
Q00016302
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Advanced Latin

Are you enthralled by the Ancient world? This advanced Latin course is ideal for language and history enthusiasts alike. Develop advanced language skills in Latin as well as a deep understanding of the historical context in which it was written. Latin has hundreds of applications in contemporary contexts. If you are interested in language learning, literature, law, medicine, or botany, this course will fascinate you. This Latin course aims to help you find greater joy in modern literature by understanding its Latin underpinnings. Develop critical thinking and consider the impact of Latin literature on modern society and debates.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/03/2025 -
Tue 01/07/2025
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Penelope Fewster
Course code:
Q00012451
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £111.00

Foreign Languages: Advancing in Italian

Welcome to Term 3 of the Italian Course! This course enhances your Italian with practical topics to boost conversational skills. Learn to confidently order in restaurants, discuss weather conditions, talk about spare time activities, and describe people’s appearances and personalities. Interactive lessons include role-playing, listening exercises, and cultural insights for a comprehensive learning experience. By the end of the term, you’ll navigate restaurant menus, engage in weather conversations, describe hobbies, and portray individuals in Italian. Assessments through participation, quizzes, and assignments track your progress. Join us to deepen your Italian proficiency and cultural appreciation. Buon viaggio!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 30/04/2025 -
Wed 16/07/2025
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Giuseppa Perricone
Course code:
Q00016305
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £81.40