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Impington Village College

Languages Courses

ENGLISH CONVERSATION (EFL)

Monday 23 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£75

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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

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:

23, 30 Sept

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

4, 11, 18, 25 Nov

2 Dec

FRENCH ADVANCED

Wednesday 25 September for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£120

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.

 

Each week, the group will discuss a text - current affairs, literature, magazine. They will also be looking at and discussing film.  There will be work on some grammar points and you will develop your vocabulary to improve communication.

 

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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm. 

Course Aims:

·         From a written extract, be able to discuss the content improving our vocabulary

·         Analyse grammatical structures and learn them

·         Watch a film and be able to discuss it

Extra Costs:

Texts - to be discussed in the 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:

25 September

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

6, 13, 20, 27 November

4 December

FRENCH for BEGINNERS

Tuesday 24 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

The course is aimed at beginners with no previous knowledge of French 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.

 

A range of activities, including role-plays, watching video clips, listening to CDs, grammar exercises and group work will be used throughout the course.

 

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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Course Aims:

·         Introduce basic structures through a variety of authentic reading, writing and listening materials

·         Acquire and master simple everyday conversations that cover a variety of topics, related to everyday situations.

 

Some of the topics to be covered are:

 

·         Yourself and others

·         Friends and family

·         The things you do

·         In and around town

·         Trains, planes and automobiles

·         Home and away

·         Meeting and eating out

·         Holidays and hobbies

·         Education and experience.

Extra Costs:

The tutor will discuss a suitable textbook in the first 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:

24 September

8, 15, 29 October (No class on 1 Oct – College event & 22 Oct - Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 November

3, 10 December 

 FRENCH FOR IMPROVERS 

Monday 23 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying French for two years, or for those who have already acquired some basic linguistic skills in French. Instruction is mainly given in French, using visual and audio supports. 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 and aims to develop the skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing in French. The course book is used as a basis to re-inforce basic grammar points and provide initial topics for discussion. A portion of each session will be dedicated to discussion in French using authentic resources.

 

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:

·         Become familiar with some French regions and their cultural richness

·         Be able to rent accommodation and deal with problems that might arise

·         Be able to discuss a variety of relevant topics

·         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:

23, 30 Sept

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

4, 11 18, 25 Nov

2 Dec

 GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS 

Thursday 26 September for 9 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£108

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 go shopping, order food and drink

·         Be able to describe your house and name items of furniture

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:

26 September

3, 10, 31 October (No class on 17 Oct – College event & 24 Oct - Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 November

5 December 

GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS - LEVEL 2 

Tuesday 24 September for 9 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£108

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying German for at least 3 terms (60 hours of tuition) and who are familiar with basic German grammar and vocabulary (used in Schritte International Neu A1.1).

 

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

 

·         Work, professional experience

·         Travel (understand a hotel brochure, book a room, fill in forms)

·         Health and Illness

 

You will also cover the following grammar points:

 

·         Prepositions bei, als, vor, seit, für

·         Preterite tense of sein and haben

·         Modal verbs : müssen, dürfen

·         The imperative

·         Possessive adjectives (mein, dein, sein...)

·         Modal verb : sollen 

·         Construction of sentences with modal verbs (Satzklammer)

Extra Costs:

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

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:

24 Sept

8, 15, 29 Oct (No class on 1 Oct due to a College event  & 22 Oct - Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 Nov

3 Dec 

GERMAN FOR IMPROVERS - LEVEL 2

Wednesday 25 Sept for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying German for at least two to three years (120-160 hours of tuition) or those who already have a good understanding of basic German grammar and are familiar with basic German vocabulary (used in Schritte International Neu A1.1, A1.2, A2.1).

 

Learners will improve their knowledge of German grammar and use correct 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:

 

·         Education and career

·         Celebrations and presents

·         Making plans for the weekend

 

You will also cover the following grammar points:

 

·         Conjunction „dass“

·         Dative : Indirect Object

·         Preposition von + Dative

·         Konjunktiv II – wäre, hätte, würde, könnte

·         „trotzdem”  (expressing contrast)

Extra Costs:

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

Schritte International Neu 4 - A2.2 : Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch mit CD zum Arbeitsbuch (3 Apr 2017) by Christoph Wortberg - ISBN 9783196010848

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:

25 September

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

6, 13, 20, 27 November

4 December 

 iTALIAN FOR BEGINNERS

Thursday 26 September for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

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. We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 13th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

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:

26 Sept

3, 10, 31 Oct (No class on 17 Oct – College Event & 24 Oct - Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 Nov 

 Italian FOR IMPROVERS

Monday 23 September for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying Italian for at least two terms (32 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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 13th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Course Aims:

Communicative content such as:

 

·         Describe and buy clothes

·         Express doubt

·         Express opinion and taste

·         Give advice

·         Ask for suggestions

·         Speak about one own’s memories

·         Describe habits of the past

·         Describe situations

·         Sustain arguments in favour or against something

·         Describe the physical features and the character of a person

·         Express wishes

 

Grammatical and vocabulary content such as:

 

·         Colours

·         The verb piacere

·         Indirect pronouns

·         Comparatives

·         Imperfetto and passato prossimo

·         Present conditional

·         Qualcuno – nessuno

·         The pronominal particle ci

Extra Costs:

Textbook:

Nuovo Espresso 2 – Libro Dello Studente e Esercizi

Luciana Ziglio – Giovanna Rizzo

 

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:

23, 30 Sept

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

4, 11, 18 Nov

JAPANESE CONVERSATION

Tuesday 8 October for 6 weeks

7.15pm – 9.15pm

£72

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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 13th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

 

Your teacher is a native Japanese speaker.

Course Aims:

·         Practise and improve / learn new grammar - direct and indirect quotations, forming and modifying clauses

·         Be able to take part in a role play – explain your opinions, talk about personal history, compare the present and the past

·         Learn more than 100 kanji

·         Be able to read stories out loud in kana and kanji

·         Giving a simple presentation on a topic of your choice - e.g. your hometown, global warming, pets 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.)

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:

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

5, 12, 19 November 

 JAPANESE FOR BEGINNERS

Monday 23 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

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

 

Through the beautiful Japanese autumn 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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to introduce yourself and others, use greetings and other basic daily expressions

·         Be able to talk about nationalities, occupations and hobbies

·         Be able to ask for telephone numbers

·         Learn the names of everyday objects, be able to talk about a nearby object and its owner

·         Shopping – be able to ask for items, prices, count and pay with money

·         Learn the names of useful facilities

·         Explore Japanese culture – write a Japanese new year card

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:

23, 30 September

7, 14, 28 October (No class on 21 Oct - Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18, 25 November

2 December 

SPANISH CONVERSATION

Wednesday 25 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm. 

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:

25 September

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

6, 13, 20, 27 November

4 December 

 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (DAY)

Monday 23 September for 10 weeks

12.45pm – 2.45pm

£120

Brief Description:

The course is aimed at beginners with no previous knowledge of Spanish 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.  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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to introduce yourself, use greetings and goodbyes

·         Understand the Spanish alphabet and be able to spell your surname

·         Ask and give personal information, such as profession, nationality, family.

·         Learn numbers from 1 to 100

·         Be able to order meals and drinks in a restaurant

·         Be able to find your way by asking and giving directions

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:

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

Class Dates:

23, 30 September

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

4, 11, 18, 25 November

2 December

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (EVENING)

Monday 23 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

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

 

The tutor will introduce the basic linguistic skills and background knowledge necessary for the learner to communicate simply, but effectively in everyday situations in a Spanish speaking country, focussing on the skills of 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.  We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Course Aims:

·         Learn how to introduce yourself, use greetings and goodbyes

·         Ask and give personal information, such as profession, nationality, family.

·         Be able to describe well-being

·         Learn numbers and understand the Spanish alphabet

·         Learn months and days of the week

·         How to say the time

·         Be able to order meals and drinks / buy tickets / go shopping

·         Be able to find your way by asking and giving directions

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-13: 978-1473610682, ISBN-10: 1473610680

 

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:

23, 30 September

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

4, 11, 18, 25 November

2 December 

 SPANISH FOR IMPROVERS

Monday 23 September for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have been studying Spanish for at least one year (60 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. We are also holding an evening to meet language tutors on Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm to 8.00pm. 

Course Aims:

·         Be able to talk about a weekend out, holidays and plan for the future.

·         Be able to ask for prices and costs

·         Units 8,9 and 10 - introduction of past tenses.

·         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:

23, 30 September

7, 14, 28 October (No class on 21 Oct - Half Term break)

4, 11, 18, 25 November

2 Dec