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 2019 courses

See details below for evening courses available for each language. 

NEW! 

Exam preparation courses - Spanish/French/German (B1-C1 level)

Beginners courses - Spanish/French/German/Italian/Portuguese/Arabic/Japanese/Mandarin Chinese


Online Enrolment for courses starting in January 2019 is still available.  The registration deadline is one week before the start of the course - spaces permitting

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

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Arabic Introduction

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here

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

Levels of study

British Sign Language (BSL) is available at two levels.

  • Level 1 (Beginners) leads to the Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language.
  • Level 2 (Intermediate) leads to the Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language.

Note about BSL Level 2

Learners looking to book onto the BSL Level 2 course will need to have successfully completed the BSL Level 1 course or be using BSL to the Level 1 standard. All learners will need to meet with the tutor prior to the commencement of the course to ensure that they are at the appropriate level. These meetings will be arranged between the tutor and the learner at a mutually acceptable time and place. The tutor is happy to meet either prior to booking or after booking before the commencement of the course. Please contact info@signupbsl.co.uk if you have a query about this or would like to meet the tutor before booking your place.

Teaching

The courses are run by qualified independent tutor Emily Wakley, from SignUp BSL. SignUp are based in Exeter and aim to provide friendly, fun and flexible training.

Both courses lead to a qualification accredited by Signature, the leading UK awarding body for British Sign Language. For more information about Signature and the detailed course outline please visit the Signature website

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French Fast-Track Beginners‌

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here

French DELF B1‌

Term 2 Tuesday 18:30-20:30 book here

French DELF B2‌

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here
French DELF C1‌ Term 2 Monday 17:30-19:30 book here
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German Fast-Track Beginners‌

Term 2 Monday 18:30-20:30 book here

Goethe B1‌

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here

Goethe B2‌

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here

Goethe C1‌

Term 2 Monday 18:30-20:30 book here
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Modern Greek

Introduction Part II

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here
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Hindi‌

Introduction Part II

Term 2 Monday 18:30-20:30 book here
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Italian Fast-Track Beginners‌

Term 2 Monday 18:30-20:30 book here

Italian Conversation and Cinema B2/C1 Part II

Term 2 Thursday 18:30-20:30 book here
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Japanese Introduction

Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here
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Korean Introduction Part II‌

Term 2 Thursday 18:30-20:30 book here

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

Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Mandarin Chinese Introduction 

 Term 2 Thursday  18:30-20:30 book here
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Portuguese Fast-Track Beginners‌

Term 2 Tuesday 18:30-20:30 book here

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

‌Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Spanish Fast-Track Beginners‌

Term 2 Monday 18:30-20:30 book here

DELE B1‌

Term 2 Tuesday 18:30-20:30 book here
DELE B2‌ Term 2 Wednesday 18:30-20:30 book here
DELE C1‌ Term 2 Monday 18:30-20:30 book here

Course options

Academic Year 2019/20

The first ten weeks will be from Week commencing 7 October - 9 December 2019.

The second ten weeks will be from Week commencing 13 January - 17 March 2020. 

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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...' courses)

Beginners, Fast-Track 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). Maximum 20 participants per class.

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). Maximum 20 participants per class.

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

BSL Level 1: 2-hour session per week, 6.30-8.30pm, for 26 weeks over 3 terms (52 hours total, including 3 sessions for assessment). Maximum 15 participants per class. The course leads to the BSL Level 1 Award.

BSL Level 2: 3 hour session per week, for 30 weeks over 3 terms (90 hours in total, including 3 sessions of assessment). Maximum 15 participants per class. The course leads to the BSL Level 2 Award.

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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 five week course extension will be offered in all languages except BSL.

 

Ten Weeks commencing 08 October - 10 December 2018

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 five week course extension will be offered in all languages except BSL.

Ten Weeks commencing 14 January - 18 March 2019

DELF/DALF, DELE and Goethe 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 five week course extension will be offered in all languages except BSL and exam preparation courses.

Term 3 extension courses (if available)

Five weeks commencing 06 May - 03 June 2019. 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.