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Language courses: we teach a range of classical and modern foreign languages in many of our regions – designed to suit your needs. Writing courses: our creative writing classes are for everyone. Our brilliant tutors will support and encourage you, and you will learn from the rest of your group as well as developing your ideas, writing skills and knowledge and understanding about steps towards becoming a published author. Whether you have a story to tell already or have always loved words or poetry, our writing classes will be crafted around your interests.

A Flash in the Pan - Writing Stories Under 1000 Words View details

A dayschool exploring the basics of 'Flash Fiction'. Learners will be taught the definition and origins of the literary style. A series of group exercises will also teach learners how to write original 'FlashFic' themselves.

Abbeydale Writers View details

Content will be flexible covering, Form, Expression, Characterisation, Plot, etc. depending on the needs of each individual learner. Learners will share their work with the group, and the Tutor will provide examples of published writing to support the work being done, where necessary.

Advanced French View details

this French course taught by a native speaker will encourage students to join in group discussions & role plays regarding French, political, economical, environmental & social life. We will also revise grammatical points as & when require.

Advanced German View details

This course will cover: Cultural events. Holidays. History. Geography. Literature.

Beginners French View details

This French course will cover all kind of up to date subjects regarding French, cultural, political, environmental subjects. We will revise grammatical points as / when necessary & will discuss up to date articles & news on a weekly basis.

Beginners' French View details

Learn to speak and understand some simple everyday French with a native French speaker and gain a little insight into French life. You will cover basic "survival" French so you can cope with common situations such as everyday greetings and finding your way. Suitable for total beginners or those who just know a few words.

Beginners German View details

This course is for beginners and people interested in the German language. You will be able to communicate in simple German. You will be able to talk about your family, work, and leisure activities Ask for directions, order food and drinks, go shopping

Beginners' Spanish View details

Students will learn how to communicate in everyday situations. Subjects studied are likely to include ordering food and drink, finding places and asking directions, shopping and travel. Although this term follows a 7-week introductory term, complete beginners are welcome, as we will continue to practise the areas covered in the previous term.

Continuing Latin View details

Continuing from Latin for Beginners and the first two terms of Continuing Latin, this course will follow Books IV and V of the Cambridge Latin Course. It will consolidate the language points covered in Books I, II and III as well as introducing new grammar points and vocabulary. Study of the Latin language will be undertaken within a broader context of the Roman cultural heritage. Work undertaken will combine language study with discussion of the historical context of some of the stories in the textbook. There will be opportunity too to look at extracts from Latin literature and history. Students will also be encouraged to share their own interests in Latin and in the Roman world and to extend their knowledge using other books and internet resources.

Creative Writers' Workshop View details

This is a workshop and will provide an opportunity for students to work on their own writing projects and have their work analysed and commented on by other students and the tutor. It would suit people with some writing experience.