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Impington Village College

Languages Courses

ENGLISH CONVERSATION (EFL)

Monday 13 May for 9 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£45

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners with a basic knowledge of English, who need to develop their English conversation abilities, build their confidence in using English in real life and develop their language skills.  The focus will be on speaking but there will be some reading and writing.  If you feel that you need to practice English and improve your communication, 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. 

Course Aims:

  • Develop greater fluency in spoken English
  • Be able to use more complex phrases and different sentence structures
  • Be able to talk about different topics in English
  • Widen range and build topic-specific vocabulary
  • Further develop reading and writing skills

Extra Costs:

If a text book is required, it will be discussed at first lesson.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

13, 20 May (No class on 27 May  due to Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17, 24 June

1, 8, 15 July

FRENCH - ADVANCED

Wednesday 8 May for 5 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£50

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 activities to revisit and improve our French knowledge.   Learning will be concentrated on accuracy of writing, using dictation, and speaking. 

We will read a short story, watch a film, work on some grammar points and develop our vocabulary.

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:

  • Read for pleasure a short story about urban legend
  • Grammar : look at tout, toute, tous, toutes and any points of grammar asked by the learners
  • Vocabualry : idioms - understand expression and use them

Extra Costs:

None

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:

8, 15, 22 May (No class on 29 May due to Half Term break.)

5, 12 June

FRENCH for holidays

Thursday 9 May for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

Want to prepare and survive a holiday in a French speaking country? This course is designed for you!  The course is based on a communicative approach and is suitable for total beginners.

The course will enable learners to understand and use basic French effectively for purposes of practical communication in everyday holiday 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:

Communicate with confidence in the following situations:

  • Finding your way around
  • Enquiring about where to stay
  • Buying things
  • Ordering food and drinks
  • Enquiring about things to do and to see
  • Dealing with emergencies

Extra Costs:

Learners will be expected to purchase the course text book, costing around £9.00,

Get by in French (Book & CD) (French) Hardcover – Illustrated, 14 May 2007

ISBN-10: 1406612596

ISBN-13: 978-1406612592

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 or folder & pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

9, 16, 23 May

6, 13, 20 June

 FRENCH FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 3)

Monday 13 May for 7 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£70

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third term.  It course is suitable for learners who have been studying French for a year (60-80 hours of tuition) or those returning to study after a longer break.  Learners will be enabled to understand and use basic French effectively for purposes of practical communication in everyday situations.  You will deepen your understanding of grammar and receive insights into the culture of countries where French is spoken.

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

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 people and talk about interactions/relations between people
  • Be able to talk about everyday activities at home
  • Develop a sound understanding of French grammar

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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

13, 20 May (No class on 27 May due to Half Term break.)  

3, 10, 17, 24 June

1 July

 GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 3)

Tuesday 7 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£80

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third term.  It is suitable for learners who have been studying German for at least two terms (40 hours of tuition) or for those returning to study after a break.

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:

  • Be able to express wishes, make suggestions and say what you want to do
  • Be able to talk about work, professional and personal experience (past and present)
  • Be able to understand a hotel brochure, book a room, fill in forms
  • Be able to talk about everyday processes

You will also cover the following grammar points:

  • Modal verbs (können, wollen, müssen, dürfen)
  • Perfect tense with haben and with sein
  • Prepositions bei, als, vor, seit, fur
  • Preterite tense of sein and haben
  • The use of the pronoun “man”
  • The imperative

Extra Costs:

Learners will be expected to purchase the following combined course and workbook with CD, costing around £14 : Schritte International neu Kurs - und Arbeitsbuch A1.2 mit CD zum Arbeitsbuch (German) Paperback – 1 Apr 2016

ISBN-10: 3196010821

ISBN-13: 978-3196010824

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 (If unable to purchase before the 1st lesson, do not worry.)

Notebook or folder & pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

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

4, 11, 18, 25 June

2 July

 GERMAN FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 3)

Wednesday 8 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£80

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third 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:

  • Sport, health and fitness
  • Education and career
  • Celebrations and presents

You will also cover the following grammar points:

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Verbs with prepositions (warten auf, sich treffen mit…)
  • Question words and prepositional adverbs (Worauf ? - Darauf)
  • Preterite tense of modal verbs (musste, konnte...)
  • Conjunction „dass“
  • Dative : Indirect Object
  • Preposition von + Dative

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:

Text book (If unable to purchase before 1st lesson, do not worry.)

Notebook or folder & pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

8, 15, 22 May (No class on 29 May due to Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 June  

3 July

 iTALIAN - AN INTRODUCTION - taster

Thursday 2 May for 1 week

10.00am – 12.00pm

FREE

Brief Description:

A free taster session for anyone interested in learning a few of the basics in Italian. In this session we will get to know each other and learn some of the most useful expressions to greet and say goodbye to other people at all times of the day, both formally and informally.

This taster session flows naturally into the course ‘Italian – An introduction’.

Please contact the Office if you would like to be put in touch with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Get to know each other
  • Use greetings and goodbyes for different times of the day, both formally and informally

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6BL

Class Dates:

2 May

 italian - an introduction

Thursday 9 May for 6 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

The course is an introduction to the Italian language. It is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Italian or very little, and is designed to give the absolute beginner confidence to start speaking the language from the very start and to understand some of the basic grammar.

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 / somebody else, use greetings and goodbyes, give thanks and apologise
  • Understand the Italian alphabet and be able you spell your surname
  • Ask and give personal information, such as profession, nationality, family, age
  • Numbers from 0 to 100

Grammar points

  • The present of the verbs to be (essere), to have (avere), to stay (stare), and to do (fare)
  • How and when to use the articles ‘the’ (il, lo, la, l’, i, gli, le) and a/an (un, uno, un’, una)
  • Be able to recognise gender and number of a noun

Extra Costs:

None, tutor will provide handouts.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6BL

Class Dates:

9, 16, 23 May ((No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20 June

ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS (term 2)

Monday 13 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£80

Brief Description:

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

All four linguistic abilities will be addressed – speaking, listening, writing, reading – through a variety of different exercises.  These tasks, to be performed in collaboration with other learners (e.g. role playing, games, etc.) or individually (e.g. written production, individual presentations, etc.), will be especially crafted to strengthen your communicational skills by improving pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.

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:

Communicative content such as:

  • Learning what to say to do grocery shopping
  • Asking for a recipe
  • Describing a shop
  • Speaking about a typical day
  • Speaking about one’s own family
  • Describing a photo
  •  

Grammatical and vocabulary content such as:

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Collocations: idiomatic expressions with the verb ‘fare’
  • Direct pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Adverbs of time and frequency
  • The use of connectives perché and siccome

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:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

13, 20 May (No class on 27 May due to Half Term break.)

10, 17, 24 June (No class on 3 June – Tutor unable to teach.)

1, 8, 15 July

 portuguese - an introduction

Thursday 9 May for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

The course is an introduction to the language. It is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Portuguese or very little, and is designed to give the absolute beginner confidence to start speaking the language from the very start.

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:

  • Learn how to introduce yourself, use greetings and goodbyes
  • Understand the Portuguese alphabet and be able you spell your surname
  • Ask and give personal information, such as profession, nationality, family
  • Be able to express likes and dislikes
  • Be able to order meals and drinks in a restaurant
  • Be able to book a hotel room
  • Be able to find your way in the street by asking and giving directions

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

9, 16, 23 May ((No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20 June

SPANISH - AN INTRODUCTION (DAY)

Monday 13 May for 5 weeks

11.30am – 1.00pm

£38

Brief Description:

The course is an introduction to the language. It is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Spanish or very little, and is designed to give the absolute beginner confidence to start speaking the language from the very start.

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, use greetings and goodbyes
  • Understand the Spanish alphabet and be able you spell your surname
  • Ask and give personal information, such as profession, nationality, family.
  • Be able to order meals and drinks in a restaurant
  • Be able to book a hotel room
  • Be able to find your way in the street by asking and giving directions

Extra Costs:

None

Tutor will email course hand-outs.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Local - TBC

Class Dates:

13, 20 May ((No class on 27 May due to Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17 June

 SPANISH - AN INTRODUCTION (EVENING)

Tuesday 14 May for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£50

Brief Description:

The course is an introduction to the language. It is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Spanish or very little, and is designed to give the absolute beginner confidence to start speaking the language from the very start.

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, use greetings and goodbyes
  • Understand the Spanish alphabet and be able you spell your surname
  • Ask and give personal information, such as profession, nationality, family.
  • Be able to order meals and drinks in a restaurant
  • Be able to book a hotel room
  • Be able to find your way in the street by asking and giving directions

Extra Costs:

None

Tutor will email course hand-outs.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

14, 21 May ((No class on 28 May due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18 June

SPANISH CONVERSATION

Wednesday 1 May for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 8.30pm

£75

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners who have a good knowledge of Spanish and have reached some conversational ability, the chance to practice and improve their conversation skills in a relaxed and informal group setting.

At a minimum, learners should be able to express themselves simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest.  A variety of conversation topics, decided by group members, and source materials (newspaper articles, web links, video, audio) will be used as a basis for discussion.

All verb tenses will be reviewed (the specified text book will support this learning).  During each class, a grammar point will be reviewed followed by a presentation of a topic and debate.  Possible topics – music in the Hispanic world and influences, film and any other topics learners are interested in.  Everyone will participate.  You will know about the topic in advance which will enable you to look for information.

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:

  • Develop greater fluency in spoken Spanish
  • Gain confidence in more advanced conversations
  • Be able to talk about different topics in Spanish
  • Widen range and build topic-specific vocabulary
  • Further develop reading and listening skills
  • Improve grammar in context

Extra Costs:

Pasos 2, 4th Edition

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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

1, 8, 15, 22 May (No class on 29 May due to Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 June

3, 10 July

 

 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (term 3) - (DAY)

Monday 29 April for 10 weeks

1.15pm – 2.45pm

£75

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third term.  It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least two terms (30 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 book a hotel room

•           Be able to describe a hotel, a house or flat

•           Be able to talk about what you do and the working day

•           Be able to describe a person’s character

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:

Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LN

Class Dates:

29 April

13, 20 May (No class on 6 May due to Bank Holiday & 27 May - Half Term break)

3, 10, 17, 24 June

1, 8, 15 July

 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (term 3) - (EVE)

Monday 29 April for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least two terms (40 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 talk about shops, food, drinks and clothes
  • Be able to ask for prices and costs
  • Review all 6 Units of Pasos 1 (introductions, directions, countries, nationalities, profesions, family members)
  • Be able to express taste and preferences about types of holidays, cities, etc
  • Be able to invite or suggest to a friend to go out. Accepting and refusing an invitation

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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

29 April

13, 20 May (No class on 6 May due to Bank Holiday & 27 May - Half Term break)

3, 10, 17, 24 June

1, 8, 15 July