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Part-time Language Courses

Starting Autumn 2018

Study a language and experience new worlds and cultures

With up to 10 languages1 to choose from and more than 30 years’ experience to share, we are confident we have a part-time language short course /or lifelong learning course that is right for you. Learn from experienced tutors who have a passion for languages and immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen language.

We offer high-quality courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin)*, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish from only £3752, subject to viability. Please see course schedule for full details of classes available.

Our University is dedicated to lifelong learning and we are proud to offer a number of learning routes1. Study on one of our accredited routes3 or enjoy learning about other languages and cultures just for fun.

Our courses are available across both campuses. Classes available to study at Headingley Campus are: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Classes available to study at City Campus (Rose Bowl) are: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. For full course details, please see our course schedule.

We are accepting applications until Friday 12 October for 2018 entry. Please check the website again soon for details for our 2019/2020 Part-time Languages Programme. 

*Please note: Chinese (Mandarin) classes are unavailable for 2018/2019 entry, but we are looking forward to offering Chinese (Mandarin) again in our 2019/2020 programme.

Excellent learning facilities and benefits

From our award-winning library, which is open 24 hours a day every day of the year, where you can access newspapers and other media in different languages, to online resources you can access from home, our learning facilities will support your educational needs.

As a student of one of our part time language courses you can access a fantastic range of sports facilities with our great value gym membership and apply for a NUS card which entitles you to receive discounts from a host of high street shops and restaurants.

Arrow Down Icon Routes, start dates & fees

Courses1 start week commencing 1st October 2018 and end in May 2019. Classes are two hours per week and run for 26 weeks.

Course fees for 2018/2019 are as follows:

  • Route 1 (unaccredited) - £3752 per course

Attend one language class per week; no requirement to complete any assessments.

  • Route 2 (accredited standard3) - £3752 per course

Attend one language class per week; complete and pass the required assessments to collect 30 credits towards a university award3.

Students on the accredited route will enrol on one award at a time. Access to subsequent awards is subject to achievement and course availability. The university does not guarantee that students are able to continue their studies after completion of the award they are currently enrolled on.

Higher Education credit is transferable and may be accepted towards university awards at Leeds Beckett University and other Higher Education Institutions.

  • Route 3 (accredited fast track3) - £22002 per course

Attend two language classes of the same level per week plus 10 one-to-one sessions with a tutor; complete and pass the required assessments to collect 60 credits towards a university award3.

Students on the accredited route will enrol on one award at a time. Access to subsequent awards is subject to achievement and course availability. The university does not guarantee that students are able to continue their studies after completion of the award they are currently enrolled on.

Payment of fees must be made before the start of the course4. The university offers a range of flexible payment options. Please see here for further information.

Please note that all students will be enrolled on the non-accredited route at the start of their course. Students can apply to an accredited route following evaluation of their language ability and transfer will take place from January each year3.  

Higher Education credit is transferable and may be accepted towards university awards at Leeds Beckett University and other Higher Education Institutions. 

Arrow Down Icon Which language level is right for you?
Level A1/A1+ A2/A2+  B1/B1+  B2 C1
Level Name Beginners + Elementary Pre-intermediate + Intermediate

Upper Intermediate / Advanced

Independent Users Proficiency 
Description

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

 

Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

 

Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

 

Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

 

Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

 

Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

 

Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

 

Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.

 

Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

 

Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

 

Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

 

Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

 

Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Availability of levels is subject to terms and conditions.

Apply now

To apply for one of our part-time lifelong learning language courses, please send us your completed application form, by post to: 'Part Time Languages Programme Room G02, Macaulay Hall, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS6 3QN'. You can download the application form below. Please include a class code from the schedule1 (available in 'Class timetables') on your form. Please contact us, if you have not received a confirmation of receipt within two weeks of submitting your form (check your junk mail folder).

We are accepting applications until Friday 12 October for 2018 entry. Please check the website again soon for details for our 2019/2020 Part-time Languages Programme. 

Students taking an accredited route3 are required to present a copy of their passport or birth certificate (driving licences cannot be accepted) to their tutor by 31 October 2018, in accordance with government regulation.

If you have a question about any aspect of our courses, please call 0113 81 27440 or email ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Important notes

1 The university reserves the right to cancel any language provision, courses or routes which are not viable, e.g. due to low student numbers.

2 Prices for 2019/2020 and subsequent years may be subject to change.

3 Accredited routes may not be available for all languages or levels. Access to accredited routes is subject to having the appropriate level of prior linguistic skill.

4 Terms and conditions apply. In accordance with Leeds Beckett University’s Student Regulations (Fee Schedule & Liability Policy 2017/18 – Section 4), there will be no refund for students who withdraw after the second scheduled week of teaching, which for 2018/19 will be 12 October 2018.

5 As part of our usual academic processes all our courses are reviewed to ensure that quality is maintained. For our languages provision this will be completed by March 2019. We will notify you of any changes, which may include the availability of routes and how these are delivered.

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