Language Courses

Summer 2024

French – Beginners Plus 15/04/2024 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Mondays from 14:00 to 15:30
15th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This class is for students who have a basic knowledge of French. The aim of the course is to extend vocabulary as well as grammar to develop further the experience of the language. Alongside the discovery of French culture and traditions.

German – Beginners 15/04/24 (10 Weeks)

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Tutor: Abigail Huffer
Mondays from 14:00 to 15:30
15th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This course is for those who are learning German from scratch, or who want to go back to basics. Using a course book and other materials, you will acquire the skills to be able to communicate in German in everyday life, working on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as learning about the grammar of the language. As well as language input, the tutor will also include cultural information about everyday life and celebrations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Pen and paper. A love of languages is what caused Abigail to become a teacher of Foreign Languages. Having lived in both Germany and Italy as part of her language degree, she completed a PGCE in Secondary Modern Language teaching at the Institute of Education and made the switch to teaching adults 9 years ago. She now has experience teaching individuals aged from 4 up to 84! Abigail’s passion for languages, history and culture is what motivates her most to teach others.

German – Improvers 15/04/24 (10 Weeks)

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Tutor: Abigail Huffer
Mondays from 15:45 to 17:15
15th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This is a class for those who have a knowledge of German and are familiar with the present, past and future tenses and talking about themselves and their daily life. Using a course book and additional materials, we will continue to work on all four skills and start to look at more advanced sentence structures and grammar to be able to communicate effectively in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Pen, paper, and textbook (Schritt plus Neu 2.ISBN: 978-3196010817) A love of languages is what caused Abigail to become a teacher of Foreign Languages. Having lived in both Germany and Italy as part of her language degree, she completed a PGCE in Secondary Modern Language teaching at the Institute of Education and made the switch to teaching adults 9 years ago. She now has experience teaching individuals aged from 4 up to 84! Abigail’s passion for languages, history and culture is what motivates her most to teach others. No Class on 25/9/23

Spanish Beginners 15/04/24 (11 Weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Mondays from 11:30 to 13:00
15th Apr 2024
£116.00 per 11 weeks term.

This class is for complete beginners who have no or very little knowledge of Spanish. We will be covering common expressions used in everyday situations as well as the basics of Spanish grammar. We will use a textbook supplemented with handouts, recordings, videos, games, and other activities. Speaking and listening skills will be emphasized in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Please note that the expectation is for learners to attend at least 50% of the scheduled sessions. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire, with her husband and their two children.

Italian Beginners 15/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Mondays from 14:30 to 16:00
15th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Are you a beginner or have little Italian knowledge? Come and join this friendly class where you will gain a good basic understanding of the Italian language in everyday situations through interactive and engaging activities such as listening, speaking, writing and reading skills which are an integral part of this course as well as basic grammar and additional material to reinforce weekly lessons.

Italian Advanced 1 15/04/24 (10 Weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Mondays from 12:30 to 14:00
15th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. A lively class for students who want to practice the language and improve their fluency. This is achieved by making use of a variety of resources including magazines, newspapers and textbook. Student chosen themes are also encouraged to facilitate general conversational skills. Topics covered in class will be about Italian current affairs, traditions, history and culture together with some elements of grammar.

Spanish Upper Intermediate 16/04/24 (11 Weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 09:45 to 11:15
16th Apr 2024
£116.00 per 11 weeks term.

This is a friendly class for those who have already studied the present, past and future tenses and can use them effectively to discuss everyday topics. Using a textbook and a variety of supplementary materials, including audio and video, we will practise all four skills and will further develop the students’ knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. We will also explore the culture and traditions of Spain and Latin America. Please note that the expectation is for learners to attend at least 50% of the scheduled sessions. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Spanish Intermediate 16/04/24 (11 Weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 11:30 to 13:00
16th Apr 2024
£116.00 per 11 weeks term.

This class is for students who already have a knowledge of Spanish, are familiar with the present and future tenses and have started to learn the different past tenses. Using a textbook and supplementary materials, we will study additional grammatical points as well as further vocabulary topics. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Spanish and Latin American culture through presentations and discussions in a friendly atmosphere. Please note that the expectation is for learners to attend at least 50% of the scheduled sessions. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Spanish Post Beginners 16/04/24 (11 Weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 14:00 to 15:30
16th Apr 2024
£116.00 per 11 weeks term.

NOTE: NEW TEXT This is a friendly class for students who already have a knowledge of basic Spanish vocabulary and the present tense. We will covering further vocabulary topics as well as grammatical points, including the future and past tenses. Using the textbook and additional materials, students will also have the opportunity to explore Spanish and Latin American culture and traditions. Please note that the expectation is for learners to attend at least 50% of the scheduled sessions. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Italian Beginners Plus 16/04/24 (10 Weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Tuesdays from 12:00 to 13:30
16th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. A welcoming class for students with a basic knowledge of Italian who are looking at progressing to a higher level and becoming more confident speakers. The aim is to improve vocabulary, skills such as listening, reading and grammar in order to gain greater speaking abilities as well as language and cultural understanding.

Italian Improvers 2 16/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Tuesdays from 09:30 to 11:30
16th Apr 2024
£140.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Friendly and engaging class for students who already have a good general knowledge of the language and wish to improve and progress to higher level. Developing greater language skills, building confidence in the spoken Italian, with a focus on listening comprehension, conversation, vocabulary and use of grammar. We will be working through a text book supplemented with a variety of extra activities, recordings, videos, games and engaging and informative topics.

French – Advanced Conversation AM 17/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Wednesdays from 11:45 to 13:15
17th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Come and join us in an informal friendly lively group of students to converse with ease about a wide range of topics, sample and share French language and culture.

French – Advanced Conversation PM 17/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Wednesdays from 13:30 to 15:00
17th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Come and join us in an informal friendly lively group of students to converse with ease about a wide range of topics, sample and share French language and culture.

French – Intermediate 17/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30
17th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. A very friendly class for those who wish to focus on improving their conversation skills, we work on vocab and grammar as well as using texts articles videos and quizzes which give us an opportunity to cover a wide range of topics in current affairs, French culture and traditions.

French – Beginners 18/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Thursdays from 11:45 to 13:15
18th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This class is for complete beginners with no or little knowledge of French or for those who would like to go back to the basis. With audio visual interactive activities which makes learning a language a fun and enjoyable experience.

French – Intermediate 18/04/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Thursdays from 09:30 to 11:30
18th Apr 2024
£140.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This is a friendly stimulating class working on conversational skills by sharing interests and ideas on all sorts of topics. Working through texts videos and different activities to reinforce grammar, develop vocabulary and discover week after week a bit more about French culture.

Italian Beginners 18/04/24 (10 Weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Thursdays from 18:30 to 20:00
18th Apr 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Are you a beginner or have little Italian knowledge? Come and join this friendly class where you will gain a good basic understanding of the Italian language in everyday situations through interactive and engaging activities such as listening, speaking, writing and reading skills which are an integral part of this course as well as basic grammar and additional material to reinforce weekly lessons.

Chinese – Beginners Plus 19/04/24 (6 Weeks)

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Tutor: Helena Hon
Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30
19th Apr 2024
£132.00 per 6 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Contrary to popular belief, learning Chinese is easier than you think – with none of the tenses, plurals, cases or genders that can make learning European languages difficult. You will be amazed to find out how logical and straightforward the language can be. What’s more, Mandarin is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Challenge yourself to a brain workout. You will gain a basic understanding of everyday expressions and basic Chinese characters. By the end of the course, you should be able to order dishes in Mandarin in your local Chinese restaurant. Helena previously taught art and English in both primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong following her teacher training. Helena loves languages; she speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, has recently started to learn French, and has a degree in Japanese and Law from SOAS, University of London. She has over 10 years’ experience teaching both Cantonese and Mandarin in British private schools and weekend Chinese community schools, and she loves all things Japanese.

Chinese – Beginners 19/04/24 (6 Weeks)

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Tutor: Helena Hon
Fridays from 13:45 to 15:45
19th Apr 2024
£84.00 per 6 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This course is for those who have a basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese, including Pinyin. We’ll be extending your vocabulary, learning from everyday conversations, having fun practising Chinese characters (good for mindfulness), reading simple Chinese books, and finding out about Chinese culture and customs. By the end of the course, you should be able to get around when visiting Mandarin-speaking countries. Helena previously taught art and English in both primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong following her teacher training. Helena loves languages; she speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, has recently started to learn French, and has a degree in Japanese and Law from SOAS, University of London. She has over 10 years’ experience teaching both Cantonese and Mandarin in British private schools and weekend Chinese community schools, and she loves all things Japanese.

Spring 2024

French – Beginners Plus 8/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Mondays from 14:00 to 15:30
8th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This class is for students who have a basic knowledge of French. The aim of the course is to extend vocabulary as well as grammar to develop further the experience of the language. Alongside the discovery of French culture and traditions.

German – Beginners 8/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Abigail Huffer
Mondays from 14:00 to 15:30
8th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This course is for those who are learning German from scratch, or who want to go back to basics. Using a course book and other materials, you will acquire the skills to be able to communicate in German in everyday life, working on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as learning about the grammar of the language. As well as language input, the tutor will also include cultural information about everyday life and celebrations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Pen and paper. A love of languages is what caused Abigail to become a teacher of Foreign Languages. Having lived in both Germany and Italy as part of her language degree, she completed a PGCE in Secondary Modern Language teaching at the Institute of Education and made the switch to teaching adults 9 years ago. She now has experience teaching individuals aged from 4 up to 84! Abigail’s passion for languages, history and culture is what motivates her most to teach others.

German – Improvers 8/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Abigail Huffer
Mondays from 15:45 to 17:15
8th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This is a class for those who have a knowledge of German and are familiar with the present, past and future tenses and talking about themselves and their daily life. Using a course book and additional materials, we will continue to work on all four skills and start to look at more advanced sentence structures and grammar to be able to communicate effectively in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Pen, paper, and textbook (Schritt plus Neu 2.ISBN: 978-3196010817) A love of languages is what caused Abigail to become a teacher of Foreign Languages. Having lived in both Germany and Italy as part of her language degree, she completed a PGCE in Secondary Modern Language teaching at the Institute of Education and made the switch to teaching adults 9 years ago. She now has experience teaching individuals aged from 4 up to 84! Abigail’s passion for languages, history and culture is what motivates her most to teach others. No Class on 25/9/23

Spanish Beginners 8/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Mondays from 11:30 to 13:00
8th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This class is for complete beginners who have no or very little knowledge of Spanish. We will be covering common expressions used in everyday situations as well as the basics of Spanish grammar. We will use a textbook supplemented with handouts, recordings, videos, games, and other activities. Speaking and listening skills will be emphasized in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Writing materials. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Italian Beginners 8/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Mondays from 14:30 to 16:00
8th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Are you a beginner or have little Italian knowledge? Come and join this friendly class where you will gain a good basic understanding of the Italian language in everyday situations through interactive and engaging activities such as listening, speaking, writing and reading skills which are an integral part of this course as well as basic grammar and additional material to reinforce weekly lessons.

Italian Advanced 1 8/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Mondays from 12:30 to 14:00
8th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. A lively class for students who want to practice the language and improve their fluency. This is achieved by making use of a variety of resources including magazines, newspapers and textbook. Student chosen themes are also encouraged to facilitate general conversational skills. Topics covered in class will be about Italian current affairs, traditions, history and culture together with some elements of grammar.

Spanish Upper Intermediate 9/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 09:45 to 11:15
9th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This is a friendly class for those who have already studied the present, past and future tenses and can use them effectively to discuss everyday topics. Using a textbook and a variety of supplementary materials, including audio and video, we will practise all four skills and will further develop the students’ knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. We will also explore the culture and traditions of Spain and Latin America. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Writing materials. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Spanish Intermediate 9/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 11:30 to 13:00
9th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This class is for students who already have a knowledge of Spanish, are familiar with the present and future tenses and have started to learn the different past tenses. Using a textbook and supplementary materials, we will study additional grammatical points as well as further vocabulary topics. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Spanish and Latin American culture through presentations and discussions in a friendly atmosphere. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Writing materials. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Spanish Post Beginners 9/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 14:00 to 15:30
9th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This is a friendly class for students who already have a knowledge of basic Spanish vocabulary and the present tense. We will covering further vocabulary topics as well as grammatical points, including the future and past tenses. Using the textbook and additional materials, students will also have the opportunity to explore Spanish and Latin American culture and traditions. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Writing materials. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Spanish Post Beginners 16/04/24 (11 Weeks)

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Tutor: Maria Perez Luis
Tuesdays from 14:00 to 15:30
16th Apr 2024
£116.00 per 11 weeks term.

NOTE: NEW TEXT This is a friendly class for students who already have a knowledge of basic Spanish vocabulary and the present tense. We will covering further vocabulary topics as well as grammatical points, including the future and past tenses. Using the textbook and additional materials, students will also have the opportunity to explore Spanish and Latin American culture and traditions. Please note that the expectation is for learners to attend at least 50% of the scheduled sessions. Language students applying to join mid-year are requested to first consult the tutor, via the main office. Maria Perez Luis is originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, where she grew up and attended school and university. After spending several years studying and working in the United States, she settled in England over twenty-five years ago. She has taught a wide variety of courses in many different settings, ranging from Spanish for young children, to GCSE and A-Level Spanish at secondary schools, to Adult Education courses in various language schools, community colleges and corporate locations. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and their two children.

Italian Beginners Plus 9/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Tuesdays from 12:00 to 13:30
9th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. A welcoming class for students with a basic knowledge of Italian who are looking at progressing to a higher level and becoming more confident speakers. The aim is to improve vocabulary, skills such as listening, reading and grammar in order to gain greater speaking abilities as well as language and cultural understanding.

Italian Improvers 2 9/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Tuesdays from 09:30 to 11:30
9th Jan 2024
£140.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Friendly and engaging class for students who already have a good general knowledge of the language and wish to improve and progress to higher level. Developing greater language skills, building confidence in the spoken Italian, with a focus on listening comprehension, conversation, vocabulary and use of grammar. We will be working through a text book supplemented with a variety of extra activities, recordings, videos, games and engaging and informative topics.

French – Advanced Conversation AM 10/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Wednesdays from 11:45 to 13:15
10th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Come and join us in an informal friendly lively group of students to converse with ease about a wide range of topics, sample and share French language and culture.

French – Intermediate 10/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30
10th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. A very friendly class for those who wish to focus on improving their conversation skills, we work on vocab and grammar as well as using texts articles videos and quizzes which give us an opportunity to cover a wide range of topics in current affairs, French culture and traditions.

French – Advanced Conversation PM 10/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Wednesdays from 13:30 to 15:00
10th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Come and join us in an informal friendly lively group of students to converse with ease about a wide range of topics, sample and share French language and culture.

Les Chateaux de la Vallee de la Loire (Castles of the Loire Valley) 18/1/24- (3 Weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Thursdays from 14:00 to 15:30
18th Jan 2024
£31.50 per 3 weeks term.

In this 3-week course led by established Settlement tutor, Marine Boulter, you will be taken on a colourful journey across the magnificent and noble châteaux of the Loire valley, France. Sessions will be delivered using French language and will feature PowerPoint-style illustrations. This will be a fun, interesting, and different way to learn, and to develop your knowledge and understanding of France, its language, history and culture. – Originally from France, I moved to England 25 years ago. My two children are now grown up and both live in Manchester. Over the years although I have taught at Primary school level in after-school clubs, I have mostly been involved in adult education. I started working at The Settlement nearly 6 years ago. As well as teaching French I enjoy organising different types of events around the language. I love being part of the Settlement and looking towards the future, I’m delighted to be part of its development. Classes on 18th Jan , 25th Jan & 1st Feb

French – Intermediate 11/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Thursdays from 09:30 to 11:30
11th Jan 2024
£140.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This is a friendly stimulating class working on conversational skills by sharing interests and ideas on all sorts of topics. Working through texts videos and different activities to reinforce grammar, develop vocabulary and discover week after week a bit more about French culture.

French – Beginners 11/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Thursdays from 11:45 to 13:15
11th Jan 2024
£105.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This class is for complete beginners with no or little knowledge of French or for those who would like to go back to the basis. With audio visual interactive activities which makes learning a language a fun and enjoyable experience.

Italian Beginners 01/02/24 (7 Weeks)

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Tutor: Ada Marini
Thursdays from 18:30 to 20:00
1st Feb 2024
£73.50 per 7 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Are you a beginner or have little Italian knowledge? Come and join this friendly class where you will gain a good basic understanding of the Italian language in everyday situations through interactive and engaging activities such as listening, speaking, writing and reading skills which are an integral part of this course as well as basic grammar and additional material to reinforce weekly lessons.

Chinese – Beginners 12/1/24 (10 weeks)

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Tutor: Helena Hon
Fridays from 13:45 to 15:45
12th Jan 2024
£140.00 per 8 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. Contrary to popular belief, learning Chinese is easier than you think – with none of the tenses, plurals, cases or genders that can make learning European languages difficult. You will be amazed to find out how logical and straightforward the language can be. What’s more, Mandarin is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Challenge yourself to a brain workout. You will gain a basic understanding of everyday expressions and basic Chinese characters. By the end of the course you should be able to order dishes in Mandarin in your local Chinese restaurant. Please bring a pencil & notepad. Helena previously taught in both primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong following her teachers’ training. Helena loves languages. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and has a degree in Japanese and Law from SOAS, University of London. She has over 10 years’ experience in teaching both Cantonese and Mandarin in British private schools and weekend Chinese community schools. Helena also enjoys teaching art to children and has a black belt in Taekwondo.

Chinese – Beginners Plus 12/1/24 (8 weeks)

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Tutor: Helena Hon
Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30
12th Jan 2024
£140.00 per 10 weeks term.

Current learners have priority for this ongoing course. If you are new to this course, please call or visit the office to arrange for a tutor to contact you. Do not enrol now as your enrolment will be invalid. Many thanks for your co-operation. This course is for those who have a basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese, including Pinyin. We’ll be extending your vocabulary, learning from everyday conversations, having fun with Chinese characters (good for mindfulness), reading simple Chinese books, and finding out about Chinese culture and customs. By the end of the course, you should be able to get around when visiting Mandarin-speaking countries. Please bring a notepad & pencil. Helena previously taught in both primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong following her teachers’ training. Helena loves languages. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and has a degree in Japanese and Law from SOAS, University of London. She has over 10 years’ experience in teaching both Cantonese and Mandarin in British private schools and weekend Chinese community schools. Helena also enjoys teaching art to children and has a black belt in Taekwondo.