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Courses cover a wide range of languages including; Arabic, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian. Topics also range from beginner conversational tuition to translating Latin texts.

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 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.

Advanced Spanish View details

This a fun and interactive course where you will learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere. The course will provide learners with a very good grammatical knowledge of the Spanish language and will help improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills too.

All Things Japanese View details

A history of the language and culture of Japan including; family life, religion, calligraphy, tea ceremony

Beginners Conversational Arabic View details

In this course the students should be able to: 1.Speak clearly in simple exchanges and everyday contexts 2.Compare places and people lives 3.Describe objects, activities and people 4.Ask different types of questions The course combines the best of traditional methods with more recent approaches to help adult learners use Arabic accurately and fluently

Beginners' Modern Greek View details

This is a continuation beginners’ course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in Greek and gain an insight into the Greek lifestyle and culture. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some basic everyday language and you will have plenty of opportunity to practise key words and phrases in a fun and enjoyable way through a variety of activities. You will also learn about some Greek customs and traditions. Topics include asking and talking about likes and dislikes relating to food and drink, asking about the opening hours of shops and facilities, making enquiries about public transport and buying tickets . Handouts will be given out to help you revise at home what you learn in class.

Beginners' Modern Greek View details

This is a continuation beginners’ course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in Greek and gain an insight into the Greek lifestyle and culture. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some basic everyday language and you will have plenty of opportunity to practise key words and phrases in a fun and enjoyable way through a variety of activities. You will also learn about some Greek customs and traditions. Topics include asking and talking about likes and dislikes relating to food and drink, asking about the opening hours of shops and facilities, making enquiries about public transport and buying tickets . Handouts will be given out to help you revise at home what you learn in class.

Beginners Spanish View details

This course builds on two previous WEA Spanish Beginners courses, so some knowledge of basic vocabulary and language structures is needed if you are joining for the first time. The emphasis is on using language in everyday situations when visiting Spanish speaking countries. This is achieved through the exposition and repetition of key phrases, the use of themed, structured role play exercises and listening to audio material spoken by native speakers. Topics studied so far are: 1. Asking for and understanding simple directions & tourist information. 2. Simple shopping transactions: buying souvenirs, clothes, snacks, a meal. 3. Describing people: talking about yourself & your family, your likes and dislikes, what you do in your free time, talking about where you live & your nationality. 4. Telling the time, using and understanding numbers up to 1000.

Beginner's Spanish View details

The course will revise the language, pronunciation and number topics examined in terms one and two, look further into Spanish culture and assist you in facing everyday challenges, such as booking and enjoying restaurant meals.

Conversational Italian View details

During this course students will have the opportunity to learn and speak everyday Italian though dialogues. Topics may include; Saying what you like, dislike or prefer, asking for things such as the bill etc. in a restaurant, cafe or bar, and describing your symptoms when you need medical assistance.

French (Intermediate) View details

Improve your previous knowledge of the French language; build up your confidence by practising your speaking skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Revise your vocabulary and useful expressions for booking accommodation, going on holiday, travelling around and sightseeing.