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Impington Village College

Languages Courses

 ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS (efl)

Tuesday 16 Janaury for 10 weeks

6.30pm – 8.30pm

£50 / £40 concession*

(*Concession rate is for those in receipt of certain benefits. Proof of receipt required.  For more information, please contact the Adult Learning Office.)

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners with a basic knowledge of English.  You will build your confidence and a solid foundation in all areas of the language - listening, speaking, reading and writing.  You will learn how to communicate effectively in everyday situations.

If you want to develop your language skills, but have been too shy, scared or just not had the time, then this course is for you.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.  This course is not suitable for absolute beginners.

Course Aims:

  • Learn about going shopping and using services (pharmacy, hairdresser, dry cleaners, photographer, restaurant, doctors, police station etc)
  • Banking – understand how to open an account and take a loan
  • Understand how to find a room, flat or room
  • Be able to talk about art and music – agreeing and disagreeing
  • Eating out – be able to book a table and order food
  • Hopes & fears – be able to make offers and decisions

Extra Costs:

Text book

Global: Pre-intermediate (Macmillian)

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the book.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text book (if unable to buy before the 1st class, do not worry)

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

16, 23, 30 January

6, 20, 27 February (No class on 13 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March

 english for improvers (efl)

Wednesday 17 January for 10 weeks

6.30pm – 8.30pm

£50 / £40 concession*

(*Concession rate is for those in receipt of certain benefits. Proof of receipt required.  For more information, please contact the Adult Learning Office.)

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners with a good knowledge of English.  You will continue to gain confidence and further develop your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.  Using everyday situations, you will widen your range and build subject specific vocabulary.  You will start to use more complex phrases and different sentence structures.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

Finding a job  - know how to apply for a job, prepare for and perform in an interview

Be able to talk about lives and legends - generalising and giving examples

Describing food and drink – be able to make requests and offers, talk about hot or cold items

Friends and strangers – know how to start a conversation

Know how to describe people.

Law and order – be able to give advice and warnings

Asking for and giving opinions – be able to talk about what you have seen or heard, express whether you are for or against an issue

Extra Costs:

Text Book:

Global Intermediate  - Macmillan

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the book.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text book (if unable to buy before the 1st class, do not worry)

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

17, 24, 31 January

7, 21, 28 February (No class on 14 Feb due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

FRENCH - ADVANCED

Wednesday 17 January for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners with a good knowledge of French.  Are you able, when in a French speaking country, do everyday tasks like buying food, booking a hotel, or travel by public transport? If you would like to go further, develop conversational skills, understand the French radio, read the newspaper, then this course is for you.

The theme this term will be Loisirs et Plaisirs.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Topics: be able to talk about taste and memories, gastronomy, cultural and sportive activities
  • Grammar: understand order of pronouns, expressing time and consequences
  • Phonetics: master 'voyelles nasales'

Extra Costs:

Course text book: about £30, to be discussed in first lesson.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

North Lodge Pavilion, North Lodge Park, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6UB

Class Dates:

17, 24, 31 January

7, 21, 28 February (No class on 14 Feb due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

 FRENCH (FLUENT SPEAKERS ONLY)

Thursday 18 January for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for fluent speakers. We are discussing all sort of themes, improving our vocabulary, grammar and understanding of the French speaking world.

A partir d'extraits littéraires, nous discutons les structures grammaticales, le vocabulaire, la culture.  Nous parlons aussi de la vie de chacun.  Nous lisons un recueil de nouvelles françaises.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor. 

Course Aims:

  • Améliorer la compréhension de la culture française.
  • Améliorer la prononciation en parlant, en lisant.
  • Acquérir une large liste de vocabulaire en incluant de nombreuses expressions.
  • Parler sans trop d'hésitation pour pouvoir soutenir une conversation.

Extra Costs:

Reading Book – about £5.00

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

North Lodge Pavilion, North Lodge Park, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6UB

Class Dates:

18, 25 January

1, 8, 22 February (No class on 15 Feb due to Half Term break.)

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Thursday 18 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying French for at least one term (20 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a longer break.

The course is based on a communicative approach. You will develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

The course will enable learners to understand and use basic French effectively for purposes of practical communication in everyday situations. You will acquire some understanding of grammar and receive insights into the culture of countries where French is spoken.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • How to communicate on the phone in different contexts (at home, at the office, booking a taxi, making an appointment at the doctor’s)
  • Be able to talk about daily life, family, nationalities and languages
  • Be able to talk about holidays, how to make and confirm a booking in a hotel
  • Be able to ask for information (library, bank, railway)
  • Learn numbers, dates and times, etc.

Extra Costs:

Learners will be expected to purchase the course text book, costing around £22:

Vite et Bien 1 (Book+ CD Audio) (French) Paperback – 3 Feb 2009 by A. Miquel (Author) published CLE International  ISBN 978-2090352726

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook (If unable to purchase before the first class, do not worry.)

Notebook or folder & Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

18, 25 January

1, 8, 22 February (No class on 15 Feb due to Half Term break.)

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March

 FRENCH FOR IMPROVERS (term 2)

Monday 15 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.  It is suitable for learners who have been studying French for at least a year (60-80 hours of tuition) or those returning to study after a longer break. The course will cover all four language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Assumed knowledge - basic vocabulary, present and past tenses, agreement in gender and number.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Build on previous knowledge
  • Be able to yourself and your family in detail, decribing habits and preferences
  • Describe an event and give your opinion

Extra Costs:

Course text books - about £30.

Zénith 2 Méthode de français (Livre de l’élève) ISBN : 978-209-038611-0

Zénith 2 Méthode de français Cahier d’activités ISBN : 978-209-038612-7

These 2 books will be used for at least  6 terms.

Those book are available from Amazon or the European Bookshop.

Please do not purchase the text book until the course has been confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text book – do not worry if unable to purchase before 1st night.

Notebook and pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

15, 22, 29 January

5, 19, 26 February (No class on 12 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 March

 GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday 16 Janaury for 10 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

The course is aimed at beginners with no previous knowledge of German or very little and is designed to give learners the confidence to start speaking the language from the very start.

You will learn how to communicate effectively in everyday situations.  All four language skills will be practised - speaking, listening, reading and writing.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to introduce yourself and use greetings
  • Ask and give personal information (name, age, profession, nationality, family)
  • Learn and use numbers – time, quantities
  • Know the days of the week, months of the year and seasons (arrange a date)
  • Be able to ask for directions, go shopping, order food and drink
  • Be able to describe your house and household chores

Extra Costs:

Learners will be expected to purchase a text book. Can be purchased online (used or new).

Schritte International A1/1 Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch Hueber

ISBN: 978-3-19-001851-2

A dictionary is also an invaluable resource.

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing textbook

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook

Notebook or folder & Pen

Location:

The Stables, St Andrews Church, Church Street, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9EP

Class Dates:

16, 23, 30 January

6, 20, 27 February (No class on 13 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March

 GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Tuesday 16 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying German for at least one term (20 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a break.

You will learn how to communicate effectively in everyday situations.  While the focus of the course is on conversation, all four language skills will be practised - speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also develop your understanding of basic German grammar including: accusative case, modal verbs, perfect and imperfect tense, prepositions of time.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Be able to speak about leisure time and hobbies
  • Be able to express possibilities, intentions and skills
  • Be able to talk about past events
  • Describe your occupation / training and ask others
  • Conduct conversations on the telephone
  • Understand instructions / simple brochure
  • Be able to book a hotel room
  • Know how to write a letter / email to enquire about an offer
  • Know how to make, cancel, change an appointment

Extra Costs:

Learners will be expected to purchase a text book. We will also be completing the text book used last term. Can be purchased online (used or new).

Schritte International A1/1 Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch Hueber Verlag, published in 2006, chapters 6 and 7, ISBN: 978-3-19-001851-2; and Schritte International A1/2 Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch Hueber Verlag, published in 2006; ISBN: 978-3-19-001852-9

A dictionary is also an invaluable resource.

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing textbook

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook

Notebook or folder & Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

16, 23, 30 January

6, 20, 27 February (No class on 13 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March

 GERMAN FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 2)

Wednesday 17 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.  It is suitable for learners who have been studying German for at least a year (60-80 hours of tuition) or those returning to study after a longer break who still have a basic knowledge.

Learners will gain a fundamental knowledge of German grammar and begin to use word order and tenses with greater confidence. You will extend and build on your existing ability to understand and respond more readily to spoken and written German, helping you to communicate effectively in authentic situations.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

Learn vocabulary enabling you to comprehend and talk about everyday topics including:

  • Conversations with neighbours
  • Eating in a restaurant
  • Work and leisure
  • Sport, health and fitness

You will also cover the following grammar points:

  • Giving orders
  • Subordinate clauses (weil)
  • Conditional clauses (wenn)
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Verbs with prepositions (warten auf, sich treffen mit…)
  • Question words and prepositional adverbs (Worauf ? - Darauf)

Extra Costs:

Learners will be expected to purchase the following combined course and workbook with CD, costing around £14:

Schritte International 3 Neu A2.1 : Kurs- Und Arbeitsbuch Mit CD Zum Arbeitsbuch (1 Feb 2017) by Jane Cadwallader - ISBN 978-3-19-301084-1

Please wait until the course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook.

The latest editions of the Collins Easy Learning German Dictionary and Collins Easy Learning German Grammar would also be useful.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook or folder & Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

17, 24, 31 January

7, 21, 28 February (No class on 14 Feb due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

 ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS

Thursday 18 January for 8 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£75 / £60 concession

Brief Description:

The course is aimed at beginners with no previous knowledge of Italian or very little and is designed to give learners the confidence to start speaking the language from the very start.

You will learn how to communicate effectively in everday situations.  The basic skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening will be practised but the emphasis is on speaking. A variety of activities will be used, including role-plays, games and group work.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to introduce yourself and others, use greetings and goodbyes
  • Ask and give personal information (name, age, profession, nationality etc)
  • Learn the alphabet and numbers from 1 to 100
  • Tell the time and seasons
  • Introduce the basics of Italian grammar

Extra Costs:

Textbook:

Nuovo Espresso 1 – Libro Dello Studente e Esercizi

Luciana Ziglio – Giovanna Rizzo

ISBN: 9788861823181

 A dictionary is also an invaluable resource.

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook (If unable to purchase before the first class, do not worry.)

Notebook or folder & Pen

Location:

St Andrews Church Hall, Burgoynes Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9NB

Class Dates:

18, 25 January

1, 8, 22 February (No class on 15 Feb due to Half Term break.)

1, 8, 15 March

ITALIAN FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 2)

Thursday 18 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Italian for at least one year (60-80 hours of tuition) or for those who have already acquired a basic knowledge of Italian.

A variety of activities will be used, including role-plays, listening to cds, games and group work.  Grammar is an essential part and homework will consolidate what you have been learnt during the class. The emphasis of the course will be on acquiring speaking and listening skills, and on learner participation.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Meeting people – be able to accept or refuse an invitation
  • Be able to make polite requests and give advice
  • Learn about holidays and travelling – discuss what sort of holidays do people like
  • Learn about health and lifestyles – discuss healthy eating habits

    Grammar Points

  • passato prossimo and imperfetto
  • future tense
  • the imperative
  • comparatives and superlatives
  • stare + gerundio
  • revision reflexive verbs

Extra Costs:

Text Book

SPAZIO ITALIA 2

ISBN 9788820133498

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook or folder & pen

Textbook (If unable to purchase before the first class, do not worry.)

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

18, 25 January

1, 8, 22 February (No class on 15 Feb due to Half Term break.)

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March

JAPANESE CONVERSATION

Tuesday 16 January for 10 weeks

7.15pm – 9.15pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying Japanese for at least 2 terms (40 hours) and those who have some basic knowledge of the language.

Learn how to approach everyday communicative situations by participating in stimulating exercises and interactive activities, in a fun and creative way.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Your teacher is a native Japanese speaker.

Course Aims:

  • Learn about Japanese celebrations in winter and spring
  • Understand basic grammar, language structure and word order
  • Be able to take part in a role play - inviting, greeting a new classmate, recruting the members
  • Be able to read aloud a simple text and story in kana and kanji
  • Give a simple presentation on topic of your choice - e.g. travel, film etc.

Extra Costs:

None.

Tutor will provide handouts or PowerPoint presentation after every session.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

16, 23, 30 January

6, 20, 27 February (No class on 13 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March

 JAPANESE FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Wednesday 17 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Japanese for at least one term (20 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a longer break.

Through the beautiful Japanese spring season, you will learn cultural and communication skills for everyday situations. You will also learn reading and writing in the hiragana and katakana writing systems.  The course focuses on bringing the language to life by combining topics with cultural events, Japanese art and craft and Japanese media.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Plans - Making and telling about general plans, be able to read the clock and the calendar.
  • Restaurant  - be able to book by phone, read the menu and order the food
  • Hospitality  - receiving hospitality, be able to give compliments, say likes and dislikes, giving and receiving
  • Japanese cultural - Understand Japanese spring cultural events, Tanabata story, writing your wish on the paper display, some Japanese spring activities

Learn lots of verbs. Practice conjugating verbs.

Extra Costs:

Learners will be required to purchase a text book.

Japanese for Busy People I: Romanized Version (Japanese for Busy People Series) 3rd Edition

Publication Date: 11 November  2011 | ISBN-10: 1568363842 | ISBN-13: 978-1568363844

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook and workbook.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text book (If unable to purchase before the first class, do not worry.)

Notebook or folder & Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

17, 24, 31 January

7, 21, 28 February (No class on 14 Feb due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

POLISH FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Thursday 18 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£80 / £64 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Polish for at least one term (16 hours of tuition) or for those with very basic knowledge / returning to study after a break.

The aim of the course is to further introduce beginners to the Polish language. You will learn how to communicate effectively in everyday situations.  Learners will build a solid foundation in all areas of this language (listening, speaking, reading and writing), with special focus on communication and comprehension.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Learn and use numbers – time, quantities, measurement
  • Know the days of the week, months of the year, seasons (weather, holidays, festival, celebrations)
  • Be able to ask for directions, go shopping, order food and drink (how much is it?)
  • Be able to describe your house and furniture / appliances
  • Be able to introduce yourself and another people
  • Be able to describe a person (adjectives)
  • Be able to talk about jobs and interests (hobbies and sports), what you like doing, what you own

Extra Costs:

Text book: Krok po kroku A1 - Iwona Stempek

Learners may also find a Polish dictionary helpful.

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing textbook

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook – if unable to purchase before 1st lesson, do not worry.

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

18, 25 January

1, 8, 22 February (No class on 15 Feb due to Half Term break.)

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March

 spanish for beginners (term 2) - (monday)

Monday 15 January for 10 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least one term (20 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a longer break.

You will learn how to communicate effectively in everyday situations.  The basic skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening will be practised but the emphasis is on speaking. A variety of activities will be used, including role-plays, games and group work.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Be able to find your way by asking and giving directions
  • Be able to describe a person, a hotel, a room in a hotel
  • Be able to book a hotel room, asking fees and dates
  • Be able to talk about what you do and the working day
  • Be able to talk about shops, food, drinks, clothes
  • Be able to ask about prices and costs

Extra Costs:

Pasos 4th Edition – Spanish Beginner’s Course book

Publisher: John Murray Learning; 4 edition (18 Jun. 2015)

Authors by Martyn Ellis & Rosa Maria Martin

ISBN-10: 1473610680

ISBN-13: 978-1473610682

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text book (if unable to buy before the 1st class, do not worry)

Notebook and pen

Location:

St Andrews Church Hall, Burgoynes Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9NB

Class Dates:

15, 22, 29 January

5, 19, 26 February (No class on 12 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 March

 spanish for beginners (term 2) - (wednesday)

Wednesday 17 Janaury for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least one term (20 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a longer break.

You will learn how to communicate effectively in everyday situations.  The basic skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening will be practised but the emphasis is on speaking. A variety of activities will be used, including role-plays, games and group work.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Be able to find your way by asking and giving directions
  • Be able to describe a person, a hotel, a room in a hotel
  • Be able to book a hotel room, asking fees and dates
  • Be able to talk about what you do and the working day
  • Be able to talk about shops, food, drinks, clothes
  • Be able to ask about prices and costs

Extra Costs:

Pasos 4th Edition – Spanish Beginner’s Course book

Publisher: John Murray Learning; 4 edition (18 Jun. 2015)

Authors by Martyn Ellis & Rosa Maria Martin

ISBN-10: 1473610680

ISBN-13: 978-1473610682

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing the textbook.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text book (if unable to buy before the 1st class, do not worry)

Notebook & Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

17, 24, 31 January

7, 21, 28 February (No class on 14 Feb due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

 spanish for improvers (term 2)

Thursday 18 January for 9 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£90 / £72 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least year (60-80 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a longer break.

You will need to be able to talk about the following topics in the present tense : personal details, your family, free time, descriptions of cities and people, food and drink. 

The course will cover all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).  A variety of activities focusing on everyday situations will be used, including role-plays, games and discussions in group work.  More elaborate Spanish language structures will be introduced.

If you would like to see if this level is right for you please contact the Office and we will put you in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Be able to describe stories / films / books
  • Be able to express likes and dislikes – what you like to do in your free-time
  • Be able to describe past holidays - introduction of the imperfect and present perfect + past participle
  • Introduce grammar -becoming familiar with more elaborate Spanish structures, using present continuous, simple past, imperfect and present perfect.

Extra Costs:

Textbook: Pasos 2, 3rd Edition (Spanish Intermediate Course)

Please wait until course has been confirmed as running before purchasing textbook

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook – if unable to purchase before 1st lesson, do not worry.

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

18, 25 January

1, 8, 22 February (No class on 15 Feb due to Half Term break.)

1, 8, 15, 22 March