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French Absolute Beginners (A01)

This course covers the basic aspects of the French language and culture within familiar contexts, for example, food and drink in France, shopping and travel. Classes are lively and fun with a focus on speaking and listening with interaction between group members. We use the ‘BBC Talk French Book 1’. By the end of the course you will have acquired sufficient ‘survival’ language to get by on a visit to France. This course starts at Absolute Beginners level in October.
PLEASE NOTE: IN TERM 2 AND 3 THIS COURSE IS A CONTINUATION FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS IN TERM 1 OR WHO HAVE A LITTLE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH.

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 3
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 12
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 12

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

French Conversation Stage 4 (D37)

This course is for learners who already have a good knowledge of French. The aim is to give plenty of opportunities to speak French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Written texts, recorded material, games and video clips are used to stimulate discussion and increase fluency, and grammar points are practised regularly in order to increase accuracy. The content is similar to that offered in the stage 5 class but with more emphasis on consolidating knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sandra Kolot
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 10
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 18
23 Apr 2020 - 21 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

French Conversation Stage 5 (D38)

This course is for learners who already have a good knowledge of French. The aim is to give plenty of opportunities to speak French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Written texts, recorded material, games and video clips are used to stimulate discussion and increase fluency, and grammar points are practised in order to increase accuracy. The content is similar to that offered in the stage 4 class.

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sandra Kolot
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 4
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 18
23 Apr 2020 - 21 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

French Stage 1 (B20)

If you have completed a French Beginners course or studied French at a basic level in the past and feel you are a little rusty then this course is for you. The basics of French will be reinforced and further developed through reading, speaking and listening. A variety of topics will be introduced in a friendly and relaxed environment. We use the ‘BBC Talk French 2’ book for this course.

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
01 Oct 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 0
14 Jan 2020 - 24 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 11
21 Apr 2020 - 19 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 11

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

French Stage 2 (D35)

A course for those who have done French in the past and now wish to improve their conversational skills and revise some grammar. We use the BBC course ‘French Experience’ Book 1, which covers a wide range of topics and offers opportunities for listening, reading and speaking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sheila Nelson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 15
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 20
23 Apr 2020 - 21 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 20

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

French Stage 3 (D36)

A course for those with a reasonable knowledge of French and who wish to improve the fluency of their conversation and knowledge of grammar. We cover a wide range of topics through listening, reading, speaking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We use the BBC course ‘The French Experience’ Book 2.

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sheila Nelson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 4
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 20
23 Apr 2020 - 21 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 20

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

German Absolute Beginners (A02)

This course covers basic aspects of the German language and culture within familiar contexts, for example, food and drink in Germany, shopping and travel. Classes are lively and fun with a focus on speaking and listening with interaction between group members. We use the ‘BBC Talk German Book 1’. By the end of the course you will have acquired sufficient ‘survival’ language to get by on a visit to Germany.
PLEASE NOTE: IN TERM 2 AND 3 THIS COURSE IS A CONTINUATION FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS IN TERM 1 OR WHO HAVE A LITTLE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN.

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 8
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 12
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 12

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

German Conversation Stage 4 (A03)

This course is run in an informal but structured manner to encourage students to speak in German and develop confidence and fluency. Articles will be translated and some aspects of grammar discussed. The tutor is a native German speaker and she will touch on how German people really speak, their customs and behaviour.

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £85.00 3
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £85.00 16
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £45.00 17

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

German Stage 1 (C26)

If you have completed a German Beginners course or studied German at a basic level in the past and feel you are a little rusty then this course is for you. The basics of German will be reinforced and further developed through reading, speaking and listening. A variety of topics will be introduced in a friendly and relaxed environment. We use the ‘BBC Talk German 2’ book for this course.

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 6
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 11
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 11

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

German Stage 3 (C27)

This course is suitable for those who have studied German for two or more years or have studied German in the past. It will include translation, conversation, role –play, quizzes and grammar. The tutor is a first language German speaker and the course is taught in an informal and friendly way.

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £85.00 7
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £85.00 16
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £45.00 17

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

German Stage 5 (A04)

This course is mostly in German. It will include conversation in small groups. Looking at texts mainly from a newspaper or magazine article (reading out loud and translating into English and discussing this text with others in the group) The tutor will provide guidance on grammar and appropriate vocabulary. The emphasis is on conversation in German and exploring some of the nuances of the language.

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £85.00 10
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £85.00 18
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Italian Absolute Beginners (C30)

The course will introduce you to Italian and is taught by a native Italian speaker. You will learn the essential vocabulary and phrases to help you speak with some confidence if you visit Italy. You will also learn something of the culture and traditions of the country. Students say of the course: ‘The tutor speaks to us in Italian and we are encouraged to speak and participate;’ ‘The tutor is encouraging and gives us confidence’. ‘The classes are fun and informative with excellent teaching’.
PLEASE NOTE: IN TERM 2 AND 3 THIS COURSE IS A CONTINUATION FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS IN TERM 1 OR WHO HAVE A LITTLE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN.

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £85.00 13
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £85.00 18
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Italian Stage 1 (C31)

This course is suitable for those who have grasped the basics of Italian and want to develop their understanding of the language. It will help develop your speaking skills around a variety of topics. Students say of this course, ‘the class is taught by a native Italian speaker’; ‘lots of variety in the teaching methods- games, videos, discussion, speaking and listening exercises - lots of opportunities to speak Italian’; ‘the tutor emails the power points we have used after each class’; ‘homework can be challenging but it is always varied and marked’; ‘the tutor is encouraging and there is good social atmosphere’; ‘we learn Italian by speaking it’. Ci vediamo presto!

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 8
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 15
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 15

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Italian Stage 2 (E48)

This course is suitable for those who have grasped the basics of Italian and want to develop their understanding of the language. It will help develop your conversational skills around a variety of topics and at the same time build your confidence to speak Italian. Students say of this course, ‘the class is taught by a native Italian speaker’; ‘lots of variety in the teaching methods- games, videos, discussion, speaking and listening exercises - lots of opportunities to speak Italian’; ‘the tutor emails the power points we have used after each class’; ‘homework can be challenging but it is always varied and marked’; ‘the tutor is encouraging and there is good social atmosphere’; ‘we learn Italian by speaking it’. Ci vediamo presto!

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Friday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
04 Oct 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
10 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £85.00 -1
17 Jan 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
10 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £85.00 18
24 Apr 2020 - 22 May 2020
5 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Italian Stage 3 (E47)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It develops an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the language. The course will enable you to develop conversations in different circumstances and the confidence to express yourself effectively. Students say of the course: ‘It is interactive and we use different methods of learning-very enjoyable’; ‘our tutor always helps our understanding of the spoken language’. We use Chiaro A2 book. Ci vediamo presto!

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Friday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
04 Oct 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £85.00 5
17 Jan 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £85.00 18
24 Apr 2020 - 22 May 2020
5 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Italian Stage 3 (A11)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It develops an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the language. The course will enable you to develop conversations in different circumstances and the confidence to express yourself effectively. Students say of the course: ‘It is interactive and we use different methods of learning-very enjoyable’; ‘our tutor always helps our understanding of the spoken language’. We use Chiaro A2 book. Ci vediamo presto!

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 6
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 18
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Italian Stage 4 (E49)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It is suitable for those who have completed a stage 3 course or have a good grasp of Italian. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in speaking Italian. A wide range of topics will be used and the tutor, a native Italian speaker, will challenge you to develop your skills using the language in a wide range of situations.

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Friday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
04 Oct 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
10 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £85.00 8
17 Jan 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
10 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £85.00 17
24 Apr 2020 - 22 May 2020
5 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Understanding Italy (A12)

A short course for people who may speak a little Italian. The level of Italian is not important as it will be taught mainly in English but will use key Italian words and phrases to highlight some of the points discussed. It focuses on how culture, religion and multiple invasions have shaped modern Italy and the impact this has had on its business environment, politics and professional organisations. To help us understand Italy we will look at the national anthem, the Italian family, migration, regional differences, dialects and customs and the concept of bella figura (adapting to situations with style).

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
13 Jan 2020 - 10 Feb 2020
5 weeks
15:15 - 17:15 £45.00 17

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Spanish Absolute Beginners (A05)

This course covers the basic aspects of the Spanish language and culture within familiar contexts. For example, food and drink in Spain, shopping, health and travel. Classes are lively and fun with a focus on speaking and listening and interaction between group members. By the end of the course you will have acquired sufficient ‘survival’ language to get by on your holiday to Spain. This course starts at absolute beginners level in September.
PLEASE NOTE: IN TERM 2 AND 3 THIS COURSE IS A CONTINUATION FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS IN TERM 1 OR WHO HAVE A LITTLE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Rosa Garcia Marin
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 1
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 18
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Spanish Stage 2 (A07)

This course follows on from completing a beginners course in Spanish and will develop your conversational skills. Different topics will be introduced and the course offers opportunities for listening, reading and speaking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The class is taught by a native Spanish speaker.

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Rosa Garcia Marin
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 4
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 18
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Spanish Stage 3 (C28)

This course is taught mostly in Spanish though the tutor will offer some help and support in English. It is run in an informal but structured manner to encourage students to speak in Spanish. Comments from students include: ‘I enjoy reading about the Spanish culture and traditions’; talking about current events in Spanish encourages us all to participate’; ‘I enjoy the interaction with other students’; ‘always fun with a very good tutor’.

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Margarita Concannon
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 4
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 18
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Spanish Stage 4 (C29)

This course aims to encourage Spanish speaking and listening skills for the purpose of practical communication. It includes small group work, role-play and discussion as well as whole class participation. Students have said of the course: ‘the major attraction is that we speak Spanish all of the time’; ‘we occasionally do grammatical exercises’; ‘interesting discussion on a variety of topics – great fun’; ‘a stimulating environment with lots of conversation and exchange of ideas – all in Spanish’.

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Margarita Concannon
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 13
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 17
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 17

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Understanding Spain (A06)

A short course for people who are interested in or like visiting Spain but may not be able to speak Spanish. The course will be taught in English though some Spanish words and phrases such as ‘siesta’, ‘un café, por favor’ will be used to highlight some of the points discussed. We will learn about the people and their culture – the Spanish family, regional differences, customs and dialects. We will also see how multiple invasions from the Romans to the Arabs, religion and the Civil War have shaped our country without depriving Spaniards of their infectious love of life!

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Rosa Garcia Marin
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
24 Feb 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
5 weeks
15:30 - 17:30 £45.00 17

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.