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    Summer language courses

    Spanish language break
    Spanish language break

    This year we’re offering intensive summer language courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish at different levels of ability.

    Our summer language courses are taught in small groups and meet at least three times a week to maximise your learning at a swift pace. You’ll be taught by our highly qualified native-speaking tutors using tailored course material in our dedicated language labs.

    To launch our courses, which will be taking place in May, June and July, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a summer language course by completing a short survey which will be open from Monday 27 March to 21 May 2019. A winner will be chosen at random in the week after the competition has closed and be notified by a representative of Continuing and Professional Education.

    Which language will you choose to learn this summer?

    Available courses

    Chinese Characters

    The module is for you if you want to know more Chinese characters, to practise reading and writing them, and to learn about the basic character structures.

    Chinese for Essential Communication

    This course is for you if you want to learn some basic Chinese, either for your career or for your holidays.

    Chinese Spoken

    This module is for you if you want to speak Mandarin Chinese with standard pronunciations, good tones and well-mastered daily oral communication skills.

    French Advanced Conversation

    This course is for you if you have attended several years of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of French and you want to further practise your conversational skills.

    French Conversation for Absolute Beginners

    This course is for you if you have no knowledge of French.

    French Conversation for Improvers

    This course is for you if you can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases.

    French Higher Intermediate Conversation

    Between intermediate and advanced, this level is designed for students who feel they need to brush up on some of the basic grammar points and gain confidence in their spoken French.

    French Intermediate Conversation

    This course is for you if you have attended three years of part-time study (or four years, but you feel that your speaking skills are still weak) and you can communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and

    German Conversation for Improvers

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended two or three years of part-time study (if you feel your speaking skills are weak) or you have recently gained a GCSE in German.

    German Conversation for Post Beginners

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended one year of part-time study or you have rusty 'O' levels (GCSE) in German.

    Italian Conversation Advanced

    This course will give you an intensive learning experience if you can speak Italian at an advanced level (for students who have studied Italian for more than 5+ years).

    Italian Conversation for Absolute Beginners

    This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Italian.

    Italian Conversation for Improvers

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended one or two years of part-time study or you have recently gained a GCSE in Italian.

    Italian Intermediate Conversation

    This course is for you if you have attended three years of part-time study (or four years but you feel your speaking skills are still weak).

    Spanish Conversation Advanced

    This course is for you if you have attended several years (5+) of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of Spanish and you want to further practise your conversation skills.

    Spanish Conversation for Absolute Beginners

    This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Spanish.

    Spanish Conversation for Improvers

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended two years of part-time studies or you have recently gained a GCSE in Spanish.

    Spanish Conversation for Post-Beginners

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended one year of part-time study (or our Fast Track Beginners course) or you have rusty 'O' levels (GCSE) in Spanish.

    Spanish Intermediate Conversation

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended three years of part-time study (or four years, but you feel your speaking skills are still weak).

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