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Part-time Language Courses

Part-time language courses 2017/18

Study a language at Leeds Beckett University
With 14 languages to choose from and more than 30 years’ experience to share, we are confident we’ll have a part-time language course that is right for you.

Great teaching, great value
Learn from experienced tutors who have a passion for languages. Most are native speakers of the languages they teach and can really help you to immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen language. We offer high-quality accredited courses from only £375.

Excellent learning facilities
From our award-winning library, which is open 24 hours a day every day of the year, where you can access newspapers and other media in different languages, to online resources you can access from home, our learning facilities will support your educational needs.

Extra benefits
As a student of one of our part time language courses you can access a fantastic range of sports facilities with our great value gym membership and apply for a NUS card which entitles you to receive discounts from a host of high street shops and restaurants. 

Apply now

Please send us your completed enrolment form, by post to: 'Part Time Languages Programme Room G02, Macaulay Hall, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS6 3QN', by the 28 September 2017. You can download the enrolment form below. Please include a class code from the schedule (available in 'Class timetables') on your enrolment form. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt within two weeks of submitting your form (also check your junk mail folder), please contact us at ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Note that all students will be enrolled on the non-accredited route initially. To enrol on the accredited routes (standard and fast track), you must present a copy of your passport or birth certificate to your tutor by 30 October 2017.

If you have a question about any aspect of our courses, please call 0113 81 27440 or email ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Languages

We offer courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish. Please see course schedule for full details of classes available.

Gain a qualification or learn for fun
Our University is dedicated to lifelong learning and we are proud to offer three learning routes which are available to all. Study to degree level on one of our accredited routes or enjoy learning about other languages and cultures just for fun.

Route 1
Unaccredited route: attend a class in your chosen language (1x 2hrs per week) without taking assessments.

Route 2
Accredited standard route: Attend a class in your chosen language (1x 2hrs per week) and pass the assessments to gain 30 university credits. This route allows you to collect the 60 credits required for a university qualification in two years. Students on this route enrol for one year at a time.

Route 3
Accredited fast track route: Attend two sets of classes in your chosen language (2x 2 hours per week), attend one-to-one tutorials with a personal tutor, and pass the assessments to gain 60 credits. This route allows you to gain a university qualification in a single year. Note that this route is only available from pre-intermediate level where there are at least two classes at the appropriate level.

Course start dates and fees

Courses start week commencing 2 October 2017 and end May 2018. Classes are two hours per week and run for 26 weeks. Our full pattern of study, including modules and assessments, can be found below.

Course fees are as follows:-

  • Route 1 (unaccredited) - £375 per course
  • Route 2 (accredited standard) - £375 per course
  • Route 3 (fast track) - £2200 per course

Part-Time Language Courses 2017-18 Fee Payment options

The information below is a brief summary of the payment schemes our University will have in place for the academic year 2017/18. You will be invited to choose one when you receive email confirmation of your place on the course,please do not make payment until you have received this. Please note, the instalment schemes below are not available to third party sponsors such as employers, government departments, charitable trusts etc. from who payment is expected at the start of the academic year or on receipt of an invoice. Online payment options-our preferred method of payment is using our online payment facilities. The email confirming your place will include a link to our online welcome information service where an online payment can be made using our University’s secure payment facility.

The payment options will be as follows;

  • Payment in full
  • 50/50 (2 instalment) payment option - available to all self-financing students on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £375 or over. This involves a payment of a minimum of £187.50 (50%) prior to or at the start of the academic year with the balance becoming due on the last Friday in January 2018.
  • Direct debit (7 instalment) payment option - available to self-financing UK/EU students on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £375 or over. This involves a payment of a minimum of 15% of the fee for the year (£56.25), followed by payment of the balance in 6 equal monthly Direct Debit instalments. Payments will be taken on the 28th of each month or the next working day, commencing in November 2017 through to April 2018.

Alternatively;

  • Telephone Payments; by credit/debit card (excludes AMEX), please contact our cashiers team on 0113 812 3832 quoting your student ID number
  • Postal payments; cheques made payable to Leeds Beckett University (Please write your student ID on the rear of the cheque) and send to; Incomes Service Counter, Room 202a, Queen Square House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8NU

Please contact incomes@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for more information about instalments. Payment of fees can only be made from 1 August onward and you will be sent more information with your enrolment letter. Initial payment for your chosen payment option have to be made no later than 2 October 2017.

Terms and conditions apply. Please access the fee schedule and liability policy here. Payment must be made according to your chosen payment plan before the start of the course. The university reserves the right to cancel classes which are not viable. Where courses are cancelled by the university a refund will be made.

Which class is right for you?

Plus Icon Beginners 1 CEFR A1
Join this level if you have never learnt the language before.
Plus Icon Elementary 2 CEFR A1+
You can use and understand simple phrases and sentences on familiar topics for immediate needs to handle basic situations and simple interactions.
Plus Icon Pre-intermediate 3 CEFR A2
You can understand the main points in short, simple spoken and written communications on everyday matters and familiar topics, and speak and write about personal matters such as family, friends, education and work. This level is for students with a GCSE or equivalent qualification.
Plus Icon Intermediate 4 CEFR A2+
You can understand the main points in spoken and written communications on familiar matters encountered in everyday contexts and handle most everyday situations with adequate confidence. You can read and understand the gist of easy newspapers articles and speak and write on matters of personal interest, but you lack fluency. This level is for students with an AS Level or equivalent qualification.
Plus Icon Upper Intermediate 5 CEFR B1
You can understand people speaking clearly and slowly on matters of personal and general interest and use the language fairly independently and effectively in all familiar and moderately difficult situations. This level is for students with an A Level equivalent qualification.
Plus Icon Advanced 6 CEFR B1+

You can understand the gist of some broadcast materials delivered clearly and slowly and can use a wide range of vocabulary and structures with confidence in most situations of personal relevance. You can initiate and respond to arguments and can make suggestions. 

Plus Icon Independent User 7&8 CEFR B2
You can understand the main points of written descriptions of events and programmes broadcast on radio and television delivered relatively slowly in the standard accent. You have extended your speaking and writing skills to give you more freedom of expression and fluency. Communication and comprehension are effective on most occasions.
Plus Icon Proficiency 9 CEFR C1
You can use the language effectively in most situations, understand much of the detail in news and current affairs programmes on radio and TV, read contemporary fiction and press articles and speak and write fluently. You can present information orally and in writing, and can discuss and debate at ease.

Programme of study and assessments

Plus Icon University level 4

 

University Level 4

 

CLASS

MODULE/S

LANGUAGE LEVEL

AWARD

SKILLS ASSESSED:

 

Beginners

Yr1

 

 

L4 Foundation Language 1

(30 credits – Double Module)

 

A1

 

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

 

Elementary

Yr2

L4 Foundation Language 2

(30 credits – Double Module)

 

A1+

Certificate Foundation Language Studies

 

(Not available on the Fast Track Route)

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

 

Pre-

Intermediate

Yr1

L4 Language Skills Development

(15 credits)

L4 Applied Language Skills

(15 credits)

 

A2

 

Listening

Reading

Intermediate

 

Yr2

L4 Language in Use

(15 credits)

L4 Language for Group and Teamwork (15 credits)

 

A2+

Certificate Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

Upper-

Intermediate

Yr1

L4 Related Studies - High Culture 3A/B

(30 credits– Double Module)

 

B1

 

Listening

Reading

 

Advanced

Yr2

L4 Related Studies - Political and Social Issues 1A/B

(30 credits – Double Module)

 

B1+

Certificate of Higher Education Language and Related Studies

 

(all new students on Cert HE join at year 1)

Speaking

Writing

 

Plus Icon University level 5

University Level 5

 

CLASS

MODULE/S

LANGUAGE LEVEL

AWARD

SKILLS ASSESSED:

Independent User 1

Yr1

L5 Language Skills Development

(15 credits)

L5 Applied Language Skills

(15 credits)

 

B2

 

Listening

Reading

Independent User 2

 

Yr2

 

L5 Related Studies 5 A/B– Business and Culture

(30 credits - Double Module)

 

B2

Diploma Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

Independent User 2

 

Yr1

L5 Language in Use

(15 credits)

L5 Related Studies – Contemporary Issues in the Media

(15 credits)

 

B2

 

Listening

Reading

 

Independent User 2

 

Yr2

L5 Languages for Group & Team work

(15 credits)

L5 Related Studies – Contemporary Issues in the Media B

(15 credits)

 

B2

Diploma of Higher Education Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

Plus Icon University level 6

University Level 6

 

CLASS

MODULE/S

LANGUAGE LEVEL

AWARD

SKILLS ASSESSED

 

Proficiency

 

Yr1

L6 Language for Group and Team Work

(15 credits)

L6 Related Studies A

(15 credits)

 

C1

 

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

 

Proficiency

 

Yr2

L6 Language in Use

(15 credits)

L6 Related Studies B

(15 credits)

 

C1

BA Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

 

Proficiency

 

Yr1

L6 Applied Language Skills

(15 credits)

Research Methods in Practice (15 credits)

Major Project

(30 credits)

 

C1

 

BA (Honours) Language and Related Studies

(Fast track only)

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing


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