Evening language courses

Our evening classes are open to University Students, Staff, Alumni (for a discount) and members of the public. In line with current University policy, we can only accept enrolments for those aged 18 or over in the academic year.

We offer language classes from Beginners to Advanced level. To help you find the right course we have a guide for choosing the correct level of language study

Timetable for 2020/21 courses

See details below for evening courses available for each language. 

Dear students, staff, alumni and members of the public,

during 2020/21 the evening language programme will be offering courses designed for online delivery.  However, we hope to return to campus as soon as safe - as defined by government guidelines.  Our prices will not increase and we have reduced group sizes.  Some of you have already participated in our term 3 online extension courses.  Our survey shows that most of you prefer to retain the two-hour block which will include a 10-minute break.  During the sessions, participants will have to engage in practical exercises, group interaction and pair work  in order to develop relevant language-specific learning strategies.


What technical requirements do I need for the online course?

-PC, laptop or tablet with camera and microphone

-stable internet connection

Delivery will be via Zoom or Microsoft Teams

  

Online Enrolment is now available  -  Courses will be starting from week commencing 5th October 2020! 

Best wishes and stay healthy!

The ELP Team

Details of evening courses running for Ancient Greek will be confirmed soon.

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Arabic Beginners 2020/21 

1 & 2  Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Arabic Post-Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
‌‌‌LanguageLevelTermDayTimeBook online

BSL - Introduction 2020

Level 1

Term 1 tbc 18:30-19:30 book here

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‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online
French Beginners (A1+) 2020/21 - online throughout term 1 & 2  Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
French Beginners(A1+)2020/21 term 1 & 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here 
French Post-Beginners 2020/21 term 1 & 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
French Intermediate I (B1.1) 2020/21  term 1 & 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
French Intermediate II (B1.2)2020/21 term 1 & 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30  book here
French Advanced Conversation (B2/C1) 2020/21 term 1 & 2  Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

German Beginners (A1) 2020/21 (online throughout)

term 1 & 2  Mondays  18:30 - 20:30 book here

German Beginners (A1) 2020/21

term 1 & 2 Thursdays  18:30 - 20:30 book here

German Post-Beginners (A2)2020/21

term 1 & 2  Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

German Intermediate I (B1) 2020/21

term 1 & 2 Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

German through culture (B2) 2020

term 1 Tuesdays 18:30 - 19:30 book here

German Advanced (B2/C1) 2020/21

term 1 & 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Details of evening courses running for Modern Greek will be confirmed soon.

‌ Details of evening courses running for Hindi will be confirmed soon.

Details of evening courses running for Indonesian will be confirmed soon.

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Italian Beginners (A1+) 2020/21

1 & 2  Tuesdays  18:30 -  20:30 book here

Italian Post-Beginners (A2) 2020/21

1 & 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Italian Intermediate (B1) 2020/21

1 & 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Italian Short Stories (B2) 2020

1 Wednesdays  18:30 - 19:30 book here

Italian culture and cinema (B2/C1) 2020/21

1 & 2  Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Japanese Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2  Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Japanese Post-Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Japanese Intermediate I 2020/21

1 & 2  Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

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‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Korean - Introduction Part I 2020

Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Details of evening courses running for Latin wil be confirmed soon.

‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Mandarin Chinese Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2  Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Mandarin Chinese Post-Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Mandarin Chinese Intermediate I 2020/21

1 & 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Mandarin Chinese Intermediate II 2020/21

1 & 2 Wednesdays  18:30 - 20:30 book here
‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Portuguese Beginners (A1)2020/21

1 & 2  Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Russian Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2  Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Russian Post-Beginners 2020/21

1 & 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Russian Intermediate I 2020/21

1 & 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

 

 

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online
Spanish Beginners (A1+) 2020/21 (Wedn) 1 & 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
Spanish Beginners (A1+)2020/21 (Thur) 1 & 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
Spanish Beginners (A1+) 2020/21 (online throughout) 1 & 2 Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
Spanish Post-Beginners (A2) 2020/21 1 & 2 Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
Spanish Intermediate I (B1.1) 2020/21 1 & 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
Spanish Intermediate II (B1.2) 2020/21 1 & 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here
Spanish Advanced Conversation(B2/C1)2020/21 1 & 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30 book here

Course options

Academic Year 2020/21

The first ten weeks will be from Week commencing 5 October - 7 December 2020.

The second ten weeks will be from Week commencing 11 January - 15 March 2021. 

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Each course takes place on one evening, Monday-Thursday, and is taught for 20 weeks over two terms (except 'Introduction to...' ,"Italian short stories" and "German through culture" courses)

Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced: 2-hour session per week, 6.30-8.30pm, for 20 weeks over 2 terms (40 hours total). 

Some Beginners courses and exam preparation courses are run in Term 2 only and consist of a 2 hour session per week for 10 weeks (20 hours in total).

'Introduction to ...' Part 1: 2-hour session per week, 6.30-8.30pm, for 10 weeks in Term 1 or Term 2 (20 hours total). 

'Introduction to ...' Part 2': 2-hour session per week, 6.30-8.30pm, for 10 weeks in Term 2 (20 hours total). 

Italian short stories/ German through culture: 1 hour session per week, 6:30-7:30pm, for 1 weeks in Term 1 (10 hours total).

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Please note that all courses are subject to registration and adequate numbers. Times and days may change from the published timetable. The Foreign Language Centre reserves the right to cancel classes at the start of term or at the latest in the first week of term if the minimum number of students required is not reached. If a course is cancelled or withdrawn by the university, course fees will be refunded in full.

Please note subject to demand a term 3 course extension will be offered in all languages except BSL.

 

Ten Weeks commencing 5 October - 7 December 2020

Please note that all courses are subject to registration and adequate numbers. Times and days may change from the published timetable. The Foreign Language Centre reserves the right to cancel classes at the start of term or at the latest in the first week of term if the minimum number of students required is not reached. If a course is cancelled or withdrawn by the university, course fees will be refunded in full.

Please note subject to demand a term 3 extension will be offered in all languages except BSL.

Ten Weeks commencing 11 January - 15 March 2021

DELF/DALF, DELE exam preparation courses will start and finish one week later. These will be confirmed in due course and are also ten weeks.

Please note that all courses are subject to registration and adequate numbers. Times and days may change from the published timetable. The Foreign Language Centre reserves the right to cancel classes at the start of term or at the latest in the first week of term if the minimum number of students required is not reached. If a course is cancelled or withdrawn by the university, course fees will be refunded in full.

Please note subject to demand a term 3 extension will be offered in all languages except BSL and exam preparation courses.

Term 3 online extension courses (if available)

Ten weeks commencing 3rd May - w/c 5th July 2021. Please note: As there are two Monday Bank Holidays in May if your class has been scheduled on a Monday night then these classes will be rescheduled onto alternative nights by mutual arrangement.