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Part-time Language Courses

At Leeds Beckett University, we're passionate about languages. We're also experts at teaching them.

Part-time language courses 2017/18

At Leeds Beckett University, we’re passionate about languages and we are also experts at teaching them.

With a wide range of languages to choose from and more than 30 years’ experience to share, we’re confident we’ll have a part-time course that’s right for you.

You might be keen to learn a language for the first time or want to brush up on old skills – there are lots of reasons people join our courses. From holidays and moving abroad, to improving employability and immersing yourself in a different culture, we believe that developing your language skills can be a life-changing experience.

2017/18 Enrolment

Our next start date is October 2017. If you would be interested in receiving further information about our courses when it is released next summer, please complete the web form below and we will add you to our mailing list.

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

Summer Language Classes

Join our summer language classes and improve your communication skills in French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. These short courses are a great opportunity for you to boost your oral skills (speaking, listening and interaction), in groups of maximum 15 students where you will be able to take part in group work, discussions and debates appropriate to your level of language competence.

Courses start on Monday 5 June 2017 and are held at Headingley Campus and City Campus. Each course costs £70*.

Classes run for 5 weeks at 1.5 hours per week.

The PROFICIENCY language class is aimed at people who can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party; and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. [from B2 + of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages].

The ADVANCED language class is aimed at people who can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; and describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. [A Level or equivalent (from B1) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages].

The INTERMEDIATE/UPPER INTERMEDIATE language class is aimed at people who can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; and describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. [Minimum AS Level or equivalent (from A2) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages].

The INTERMEDIATE language class is aimed at people who can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; and describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. [AS Level or equivalent (from A2) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages].

The PRE-INTERMEDIATE language class is aimed at people who can use and understand the main points in short and 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. [Minimum GCSE equivalent - A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages].

The BEGINNER/ELEMENTARY language class is aimed at people who can use and understand simple phrases and sentences on familiar topics for immediate needs to handle basic situations and simple interactions [Minimum A1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages].

Daytime Courses

Language

Level

Day

Time

French

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Wednesday

10.30-12.00

French

Advanced

Monday

10.30-12.00

French

Proficiency

Friday

10.30-12.00

German

Advanced/Proficiency

Tuesday

10.30-12.00

German

Intermediate

Tuesday

12.00-13.30

Italian Book review

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Wednesday

10.30-12.00

Italian Film review

Advanced

Friday

10.30-12.00

Italian

Proficiency

Thursday

10.30-12.00

Get by in Spanish

Beginner/Elementary

 

Wednesday

10.30-12.00

Spanish and the arts

 

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Thursday

10.30-12.00

Evening Courses

Language

Level

Day

Time

French

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Wednesday

18.30-20.00

French

Advanced

Monday

18.30-20.00

French

Proficiency

Thursday

18.30-20.00

German

Pre intermediate

Tuesday(City Campus)

18.30-20.00

German

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Wednesday

18.30-20.00

German

Advanced

Monday

18.30-20.00

German

Proficiency

Thursday

18.30-20.00

Greek Conversation

 

Elementary/pre intermediate

Tuesday

18.30-20.00

Greek Conversation

 

Advanced

Wednesday

18.30-20.00

Discovering Spanish through music

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Tuesday

18.30-20.00

Japanese revision

Kanji class

Elementary/pre intermediate or above

Thursday

18.30-20.00

Spanish

Advanced/Proficiency

Monday

18.30-20.00

Russian reinforcement 1

Elementary

Monday (City Campus)

18.00-19.30

Russian reinforcement 2

Pre-intermediate

Tuesday (City Campus)

18.00-19.30

Get by in Portuguese

Beginner/Elementary

Tuesday

18.30-20.00

Spanish in context

Elementary/pre intermediate

Thursday

18.30-20.00

Spanish through the use of drama techniques

Intermediate

Wednesday

18.30-20.00

Enrolment will be opening soon.

If you would like to know more about any aspect of our Part-Time Language courses, please call 0113 812 3556 or email summerlanguageclasses@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

*Fees are non-refundable except where classes may be withdrawn if student numbers are not sufficient, in which case a full refund will be given.  No concessions are available.


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