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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.

Abbeydale Writers View details

Content will be flexible covering for example, expression, characterisation and plot, 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, when necessary.

Advanced German Conversation 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.

Advanced Spanish View details

This course is a very interactive way to perfect your Spanish in a very relaxed and supporting environment.

Advanced Spanish View details

The course is aimed at learners who have completed a beginners' course in Spanish or who have substantial experience of speaking the language. We will develop structures and vocabulary learned in previous courses through more detailed study of a variety of themes. Learners will have an opportunity to express wishes, emotions, impersonal expressions, recommendations, doubts/denials and hopes with the subjunctive mood in topics such as traditions, media, publicity, art, literature and current affairs.

Adventures in Creative Writing View details

The course will cover many different writing genres from short to on prose, journalism, memoir and poetry. There will be an emphasis on editing and redrafting, performance and getting your work published. An important part of each session will be giving and receiving feedback on each other's work.

Arabic Language for Beginners View details

This course is suitable for those who have little or no previous Arabic skills or knowledge. You will build up a strong foundation of the language structure and an understanding of the Arabic culture You will learn the Arabic alphabet and how to initiate simple social interaction and exchange information which will include being able to ask for directions ,understand information given to them from a native Arabic speaker ,recognise road signs , learn about numbers, time and daily routines .

Basic Mandarin and Chinese Culture View details

This is a course where learners are given an introduction to basic Mandarin including greetings and the ability tell the time count from 1 to 100 and to say likes and dislikes.

Beginners' 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 further everyday situations,such as booking and enjoying restaurant meals or giving descriptions of people.It aims to consolidate confidence and fluency, in readiness for the year two course.

Brush up on your holiday Spanish - Improvers View details

To improve confidence and practice speaking the language by knowing the correct Spanish holiday vocabulary to use. To improve more advance conversations and to be able to understand when people are talking in Spanish To improve writing, reading and listening of the language. To be able to ask and answer questions when speaking. We will also continuing learning about Spanish Culture.

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