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Languages Courses

ENGLISH CONVERSATION - IMPROVERS (EFL)

Monday 20 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£75

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners with a good 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:

20, 27 January

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

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March

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FRENCH ADVANCED

Wednesday 22 January 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 / dialogue - 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.

The theme this term will be ‘vivre ensemble’ – living together.

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:

  • Revise the past tenses and master their uses
  • Use of the subjunctive, using expressions listed previous term
  • Use the expressions to give advice
  • Build a vocabulary list concerning the various forms of shopping, food, accommodation
  • Listen to popular French songs
  • Read and discuss texts on our topic
  • Make a presentation on our topic

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:

22, 29 January

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

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

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FRENCH for BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Tuesday 21 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

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.

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.

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:

Travel:  modes of transport, asking and giving directions, understanding an itinerary

Professions (masculine and feminine)

Shops and shopping:  understanding and explaining opening hours, grocery-shopping Ordering at a restaurant or café - dishes, describing different tastes

Talking about the weather and temperatures, dressing to suit the weather

Clothing, accessories, materials, colours

Grammar:

Conjugation of some basic verbs in the present tense.

Singular and plural nouns

Place prepositions

Indefinite quantities

The types and number of adjectives

The placing of adjectives

The near future and the recent past

Extra Costs:

Edito (Nouvelle Edition) A1

ISBN: 978-2278083183

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:

21, 28 January

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

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March

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  gERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (term 2)

Thursday 23 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

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 longer 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 go shopping, order food and drink
  • 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.

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:

23, 30 January

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

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

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GERMAN FOR IMPROVERS (term 2)

Wednesday 22 January 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:

  • Expressing wishes
  • Making and responding to suggestions
  • Talking about weekend activities
  • Understanding a calendar of events and suggestions of events in ads and on the radio
  • Talking about shopping (what to buy, where to shop)
  • Describing and comparing objects and persons
  • Talking about your preferences
  • Sending a parcel abroad
  • Talking about the various objects that people collect

You will also cover the following grammar points:

  • Konjunktiv II – wäre, hätte, würde, könnte to express wishes and suggestions
  • Conjunction „trotzdem“ (but... nevertheless)
  • Adjective declension with the indefinite article
  • Comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives and the conjuction “than”
  •  „trotzdem”  (expressing contrast)
  • Word formation (-los, un-, -ung)
  • Adjective declension with the definite article
  • Passive voice (present tense)

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:

22, 29 January

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

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

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 iTALIAN FOR BEGINNERS (Term 2)

Thursday 23 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

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:

  • Booking a hotel room
  • Describing a place
  • Asking for information
  • Apologising
  • Speaking of past events
  • Shopping at a grocer’s
  • Continuing to build on 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:

23, 30 January

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

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April  

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  JAPANESE - AN INTRODUCTION

Monday 20 January for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

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 spring season, you will learn cultural and communication skills for everyday situations. 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:

  • Learn how to introduce yourself and others, use greetings and other basic daily expressions
  • Be able to talk about nationalities, occupations and hobbies
  • Learn the names of everyday objects
  • Shopping – be able to ask for items, prices, count and pay with money

Extra Costs:

Learners will be required to purchase a textbook.

Japanese for Busy People 1: Romanized Version (Japanese for Busy People Series) 3rd Edition

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

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

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:

20, 27 January

3, 10, 24 February (No class on 17 Feb - Half Term break.)

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MANDARIN FOR BEGINNERS

Monday 20 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

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

You will learn basic everyday conversations that cover a variety of topics related to real life activities.  All four linguistic abilities will be addressed – speaking, listening, writing and reading – through a variety of different exercises.

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 communicate effectively in some areas, including introducing yourself and other people, reading and writing numbers, and talking about the weather, transport, food, hobbies and etc.
  • Introduce Chinese culture, e.g. festivals
  • Learn and understand the pinyin system of Mandarin Chinese
  • Learn some simplified forms of Chinese characters

Extra Costs:

About £15 for textbook and workbook.

Easy Peasy Chinese: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (Book & CD)

Easy Peasy Chinese Workbook: Mandarin Chinese Practice for Beginners

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

What you need to bring to the first session:

Textbook & workbook (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:

20, 27 January

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

2, 9, 16 March

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SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Monday 20 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

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.

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.

Course Aims:

Topics:

  • Health problems - at the doctor’s, at the chemist’s
  • My house
  • My village / my town
  • Invitations -inviting a friend to something
  • Accommodation - booking a room in a hotel
  • Shopping for food
  • Shopping for clothes

Grammar areas covered include:

  • Present tense (regular, stem changing and irregular verbs)
  • Special verbs (‘gustar’, ‘encantar’, ‘apasionar, ‘doler’ etc.)
  • Possessive adjectives and pronouns
  • Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns

(*The number of topics and grammar to be covered above is an approximation.)

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:

20, 27 January

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

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March

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 SPANISH FOR IMPROVERS (TERM 2)

Monday 20 January 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.

Course Aims:

  • Be able to talk about a weekend out, holidays and plan for the future
  • Be able to ask for prices and costs
  • Introduction of past tenses (the last 3 or 4 units from text book)
  • Be able to express taste and preferences about types of holidays, cities, etc
  • Be able to talk about experiences in the past.

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:

20, 27 January

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

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March

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