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Languages Courses

ENGLISH CONVERSATION (EFL)

Monday  21 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£25 / FREE 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, 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:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb  due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

FRENCH - ADVANCED

Wednesday 23 January for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£100

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 the cinema.  Learning will be concentrated on accuracy of writing, using dictation, and speaking.  You will be asked to give a presentation on the theme talking about an actor, a film or director.

To practice your French and themes learnt, you will doing exercises and past papers of the Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Française.

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:

  • Theme: be able to talk about cinema, critique film
  • Grammar: understand and use ‘little words’ like, en effet, enfait, d’ailleurs, to articulate a discourse

Extra Costs:

Course 2 text books: about £30,

Zénith , méthode de français 3 (the green version) ISBN :978-209-038614-1.

Zénith , Cahier d’activités 3 (the green version) ISBN : 978-209-0386158

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

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:

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

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

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

6, 13, 20, 27 March

3 April

FRENCH (FLUENT SPEAKERS ONLY)

Thursday 24 January for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£100

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:

24, 31 January

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

7, 14, 21, 28 March

4 April

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Thursday 24 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

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
  • 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:

24, 31 January

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

7, 14, 21, 28 March

4 April

 FRENCH FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 2)

Monday 21 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second 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 talk about family life
  • Be able to talk about health to medical staff
  • Be able to describe people and talk about interactions/relations between people
  • 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:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)  

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Tuesday 22 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

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.  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 talk about your house (rooms, pieces of furniture), say what you do and don’t like
  • Learn and use numbers (up to one million)
  • Be able to talk about your daily activities
  • Know the days of the week, months of the year and seasons
  • Be able to ask for and give the time, talk about activities at various times of the day
  • Be able to understand notices, telephone messages giving information about opening hours.
  • Understand a weather forecast, ask and talk about the weather
  • Be able to have a simple conversation in a snack bar
  • Be able to talk about your leisure activities

Extra Costs:

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

Schritte International A1/1 Neu Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch Hueber

ISBN-10: 3193010820

ISBN-13: 978-3193010827

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:

22, 29 January

5, 12, 26 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

 GERMAN FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 2)

Wednesday 23 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

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:

  • Food and drink
  • Work and leisure
  • Sport, health and fitness

You will also cover the following grammar points:

  • Indefinite pronouns (einer – eine – eins – welche)
  • 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:

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:

23, 30 January

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

6, 13, 20, 27 March

3 April

ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS

Monday 21 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£80

Brief Description:

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

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:

  • 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
  • Learn what to say in a restaurant (order food, ask the bill, book a table, etc)
  • Talk about your free time (hobbies)
  • Say what you like and express your preferences
  • 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:

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

Class Dates:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18 March

 JAPANESE CONVERSATION

Tuesday 22 January for 10 weeks

7.15pm – 9.15pm

£100

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying Japanese for at least 4 terms (80 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:

  • Practise and improve / learn new grammar – expressing potentiality, volition and uncertainty (forming indirect questions)
  • Be able to take part in a role play – cooking, tour guide and counselling
  • Learn more than 150 kanji
  • Be able to read stories out loud in kana and kanji
  • Giving a simple presentation on a topic of your choice - e.g. a film or book review, talk about tourist spots etc

Extra Costs:

Learners will be required to purchase a text book.

Japanese for Busy People II [With CD (Audio)] Paperback 

Publication Date: 9 April 2012 | ISBN-10: 1568363869 | ISBN-13: 978-1568363868

What you need to bring to the first session:

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

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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

22, 29 January

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

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

JAPANESE FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Monday 21 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

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 culture - understand Japanese spring cultural events, Hinamatsuri, hanami and some Japanese spring activities
  • Grammar - practice conjugating verbs 

Extra Costs:

Learners will be required to purchase a text and workbook.

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

Publication Date: 9 April  2012 | ISBN-10: 1568363842 | ISBN-13: 978-1568363844

Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook: Revised 3rd Edition

Publication Date: 9 March 2007 | ISBN-10: 1568364016 | ISBN-13: 978-1568364018

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

What you need to bring to the first session:

Text and workbook (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:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

SPANISH CONVERSATION

Wednesday 23 January for 10 weeks

8.00pm – 9.30pm

£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:

23, 30 January

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

6, 13, 20, 27 March

3 April

 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (term 2) - (DAY)

Monday 21 January for 10 weeks

1.15pm – 2.45pm

£75

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:

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

Class Dates:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break)

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (term 2) - (EVE)

Monday 21 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£100

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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break)

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

SPANISH FOR IMPROVERS (term 2)

Wednesday 23 January for 10 weeks

6.30pm – 8.00pm

£75

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term.  It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least a year (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 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 (using the present)
  • Be able to express likes and dislikes – what you like to do in your free-time
  • Learn parts of the body  - going to the doctor, pharmacy, or simply telling how you feel, expressing pain in your body, giving advice about home remedies
  • Be able to accept and refuse invitations and giving reasons
  • Introduce grammar - becoming familiar with more elaborate Spanish structures, using present continuous, simple past, and future tenses

Extra Costs:

Textbook: Pasos One Fourth Edition (Units 9, 10 & 11)

Learners are free to buy the book or tutor will send email attachments with pages to print. 

To be discussed during 1st lesson.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook if you already have a copy.

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

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

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

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

6, 13, 20, 27 March

3 April