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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.

Advanced Latin for Pleasure View details

Come and translate Latin in a friendly, supportive and stimulating group. We shall tackle two core texts (one verse and one prose) alongside shorter extracts of other relevant texts. All students will have plenty of opportunities to translate, discuss and benefit from the wide range of insights provided by all the members of the class. Wherever possible we will consider the impact of Latin literature on modern European society and culture and its links to modern debates. Discussions are also intended to enable students to gain more from their own visits to museums and classical sites. Students will be invited to prepare some translation at home as well as translating unseen in class but the atmosphere is always relaxed and students can set their own pace for independent work. This course is for anyone who is reasonably confident with Latin and who wishes to gain first-hand experience of some of Europe's finest literature and its continued fascination for people today.

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 German: Summer Term View details

Taking place in a friendly and relaxed group, this course places an emphasis on spoken German in everyday situations. No previous knowledge is required. Topics include exchanging information about yourself, ordering food & drink, booking accommodation, public transport & directions. To gain an insight into German culture. All welcome.

Beginners Spanish View details

This course builds on two previous WEA Spanish Beginners courses, so some knowledge of basic vocabulary and language structure is needed if you are joining for the first time. The emphasis is on using the language in everyday situations when visiting Spanish speaking countries. This is achieved through the repetition of key phrases, the use of themed, structured role play exercises and listening to audio material spoken by native speakers.