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Impington Village College

Languages Courses

 ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS (efl - Term 2)

Tuesday 1 May 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 important conversational situations where you have to take turns (business meeting, job intereview, parent-teacher appointment)
  • Be able to discuss jobs and work issues
  • Understand what makes a good CV
  • Be able to talk about happiness, the science of happiness
  • Be able to talk about leisure activities (theatre, amusement parks)
  • Be able to talk about computer problems, focus on the Luddites
  • Be able to discuss and find out what you have in common with other people
  • Be able to describe advantages and disadvantages

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:

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

5, 12, 19, 26 June

3, 10 July

FRENCH - ADVANCED

Wednesday 2 May for 5 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£50 / £40 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.

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 The Arts – painting, books, music and cinema
  • Grammar: the passive form, the subjunctive and futur antérieur tense
  • Savoir-faire: tell an event, present a piece of art, express your opinions and doubt, summeriae and critique a book or film

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:

2, 9, 16, 23 May (No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6 June

 FRENCH (FLUENT SPEAKERS ONLY)

Thursday 3 May 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.
  • Améliorer la compréhension orale

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:

3, 10, 17, 24 May (No class on 31 May due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 June

5, 12 July

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 3)

Thursday 3 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£79 / £64 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third term.  It is suitable for learners who have been studying French for at least two terms (40 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:

  • Be able to make arrangements for your holidays
  • Be able to ask for information and deal with basic administrations (library, bank, railway)
  • Be able to talk about health to medical staff
  • Be able to talk about interactions between people

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:

3, 10, 17, 24 May (No class on 31 May due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 June

 FRENCH FOR IMPROVERS (term 3)

Monday 30 April for 9 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£89 / £72 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third 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:

  • Topic: what can we do?
  • Savoir-faire: be able to organise outings, give advice on everyday life and shopping
  • Grammar: superlatives, pronouns y and en, sentences starting with si (hypotheses)
  • Phonetics: rhythm and voyelles nasales

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 5 terms.

Books 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:

30 April

14, 21 May (No class 7 May due to Bank Holiday & 28th May – Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18, 25 June

2, 9 July

 GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 3)

Tuesday 1 May for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

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.  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 and dative cases, modal verbs, perfect and imperfect tense, prepositions of time and place, comparatives and superlatives.

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 name parts of the body, speak about your feelings and health issues
  • Be able to ask for and give directions
  • Understand timetables and ask for information at a railway station / airport
  • Be able to formulate polite requests
  • Understand voice mail and written messages, as well as longer texts
  • Be able to talk about fashion and express preferences
  • Be able to go shopping in a department store
  • Understand written invitations and express compliments / felicitations
  • Be able to enquire about / name dates
  • Know how to write a short letter / email to enquire about an offer
  • Know how to make, cancel, change an appointment

Extra Costs:

We will continue to use the text book from last term. New learners can purchase it online (used or new).

Schritte International 2 Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch Hueber Verlag, published in 2006; ISBN: 978-3-19-001852-9 Units 10-14

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:

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

5, 12, 19, 26 June

3, 10 July

 GERMAN FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 3)

Wednesday 2 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£79 / £64 concession

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:

  • Work and leisure
  • Sport, health and fitness
  • Education and career

You will also cover the following grammar points:

  • Conditional Sentences
  • Giving advice using the Konjunktiv II
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Verbs with prepositions (warten auf, sich treffen mit…)
  • Question words and prepositional adverbs (Worauf ? - Darauf)
  • Preterit of modal verbs (musste, konnte,…)
  • Conjunction “dass“

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:

2, 9, 16, 23 May (No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 June

ITALIAN FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 3)

Thursday 3 May for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third 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:

3, 10, 17, 24 May (No class on 31 May due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 June

5, 12 July

JAPANESE CONVERSATION

Tuesday 1 May for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying Japanese for at least 3 terms (60 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:

  • Be able to express yourself – learn Onomatopia and gestures
  • Be able to take part in a role play – explain your condition, talking about your personal history and solving problems in everyday life
  • Be able to read stories out loud in kana and kanji.  Learn more than 50 kanji
  • Giving a simple presentation on a topic of your choice - e.g. travel, film 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.)

Notebook or folder

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

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

 JAPANESE FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 3)

Wednesday 17 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£98 / £79 concession

Brief Description:

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

Through the beautiful Japanese spring and summer seasons, 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:

  • Inviting and Offering – Being able to invite, make requests and refuse comfortably.
  • Explaining and Responding – Learn the present progressive and habitual actions, being able to explain and respond your situation in the conversation.
  • Understanding medical theme– Learn the body parts and expressing condition. 
  • Cutural Japan - Understand Japanese cultural events, Tanabata story, writing a wish on the paper display.

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:

2, 9, 16, 23 May (No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 June

4, 11 July

SPANISH - AN INTRODUCTION

Tuesday 08 May for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£50 / £40 concession

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

Class Dates:

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

5, 12 June

 spanish for beginners (term 3) - (monday)

Monday 30 April for 8 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£79 / £64 concession

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 describe a person, appearance and character
  • Be able to describe places, cities and holidays
  • Be able to describe a day out
  • Shopping – different type of shops, learn weights and measures
  • Be able to express likes and dislikes

Extra Costs:

Pasos 4th Edition – Spanish Beginner’s Course book

Publisher: John Murray Learning; 4 edition (18 June 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:

30 April

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

4, 11, 18, 25 June

2 July

 spanish for beginners (term 3) - (wednesday)

Wednesday 2 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£79 / £64 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third term.. It is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least 2 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 describe a person, appearance and character
  • Be able to describe places, cities and holidays
  • Be able to describe a day out
  • Shopping – different type of shops, learn weights and measures
  • Be able to express likes and dislikes

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:

2, 9, 16, 23 May (No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 June

 spanish for improvers (term 3)

Thursday 3 May for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£79 / £64 concession

Brief Description:

This course is entering its third 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.  Also some knowledge of the past tense.

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:

3, 10, 17, 24 May (No class on 31 May due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 June