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. 

Online Enrolment 

You can now enrol for 2019/20 evening language courses.

The Open Event for next year's evening programme will be on Tuesday, 24/09/19 from 17:00 - 19:00 at the Foreign Language Centre/ Queens Building

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

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Arabic Beginners

Term 1 and 2 Mondays 18:30-20:30  book here

Arabic Post-Beginners

Term 1 and 2 Tuesdays 18:30-20:30  book here

Arabic Intermediate

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30  book here
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BSL

Level 1

Term 1, 2 and 3 (26 weeks) Tuesdays 18:30-20:30 book here
BSL Level 2 Term 1, 2 and 3 (30 weeks) Wednesdays 18:00-21:00 book here


Level 1 Dates: 1 October - 3 December 2019; 14 January - 17 March 2020; 5 May - 2 June 2020

Level 2 Dates: 2 October - 10 December 2019; 15 January - 18 March 2020; 6 May - 24 June 2020

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 Beginners‌‌ (A1)

Term 1 and 2  Thursdays  18:30-20:30  book here

French Fast-track Beginners (A1+A2)

Term 1 and 2  Wednesdays 18:30-20:30  book here

French Post-Beginners (A2)

Term 1 and 2 Mondays 18:30-20:30  book here

French Intermediate 1 (B1.1)

Term 1 and 2 Thursdays 18:30-20:30  book here

French Intermediate 2 (B1.2)

Term 1 and 2 Mondays 18:30-20:30  book here

French Advanced (B2/C1)

Term 1 and 2 Tuesdays 18:30-20:30  book here
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German Beginners‌‌ (A1)

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

German Fast-track Beginners (A1 + A2)

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

German Post-Beginners (A2)

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

German Intermediate 1 (B1.1)

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

German Intermediate 2 (B1.2)

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

German Advanced (B2/C1)

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

German for Reading Purposes_2019 (A2+)

Term 1 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30  book here
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Modern Greek

Introduction 

Term 1 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30   book here

Modern Greek 

Post-Beginners

Term 1 and 2  Thursdays 18:30-20:30  book here

 

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Hindi

Introduction 

Term 1 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30   book here

 

 

     

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Indonesian 

Introduction 

Term 1  Mondays 18:30-20:30

 book here

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Italian Beginners (A1)

Term 1 and 2 (2019/20) Wednesdays 18:30-20:30 book here

Italian Fast-track Beginners (A1+A2)

Term 1 and 2 (2019/20) Mondays 18:30-20:30 book here

Italian Post-Beginners

Term 1 and 2 (2019/20) Tuesdays 18:30-20:30 book here

Italian Intermediate (B1)

Term 1 and 2 (2019/20) Thursdays 18:30-20:30 book here

Italian Conversation & Cinema (B2/C1)

Term 1 and 2 (2019/20) Thursdays 18:30-20:30 book here
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Japanese Beginners

Term 1 and 2  Tuesdays 18:30-20:30  book here

Japanese Post Beginners

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays  18:30-20:30  book here

Japanese Intermediate

Term 1 and 2 Thursdays 18:30-20:30  book here
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Korean

Introduction 

Term 1 Thursdays 18:30-20:30   book here

Korean 

Post-Beginners

Term 1 and 2  Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
 book here

 

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

Language & LevelTermDayTimeBook online

Mandarin Chinese Beginners 

Term 1 and 2  Tuesdays  18:30-20:30  book here

Mandarin Chinese Post-Beginners

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30  book here

Mandarin Chinese Intermediate 1

Term 1 and 2 Thursdays 18:30-20:30  book here

Mandarin Chinese Intermediate 2

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30  book here
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Portuguese Beginners (A1)

Term 1 and 2  Mondays 18:30-20:30  book here

Portuguese Post-Beginners (A2)

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30-20:30  book here
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Russian

Beginners

Term 1 and 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30   book here

Russian

Post-Beginners

Term 1 and 2  Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here

Russian

Intermediate

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here
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Spanish Beginners A1

Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here

Spanish Beginners A1

Term 1 and 2 Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here

Spanish Fast-track Beginners A1 and A2

Term 1 and 2 Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here
Spanish Post-Beginners A2 Term 1 and 2 Mondays 18:30 - 20:30  book here
Spanish Intermediate 1 (B1.1) Term 1 and 2 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here
Spanish Intermediate 2 (B1.2) Term 1 and 2 Tuesdays 18:30 - 20:30  book here
Spanish Advanced (B2/C1) Term 1 and 2 Thursdays 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 - 16 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 7 October - 9 December 2019

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 13 January - 16 March 2020

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 4th May - w/c 1st June 2020. 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.