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Part-time Language Courses

Summer Conversational Courses 2018

Join our summer conversational classes and improve your communication skills in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.  These short courses are a great opportunity for you to boost your oral skills (speaking, listening and interaction), in groups of maximum 15 students where you will be able to take part in group work, discussions and debates appropriate to your level of language competence.

Please note that in order to join one of our summer conversational courses, you must have a basic knowledge of the language. To find which language competence level is right for you, please see the table at the bottom of the page. 

Courses start on Monday 21st May 2018 (no classes week commencing 4th June) and are held at Headingley Campus and City Campus. Each course costs £70*.  Classes run for 5 weeks at 1.5 hours per week.

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If you would like to know more about any aspect of our Part-Time Language courses, please call 0113 812 3556 or email summerlanguageclasses@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon Summer Conversational Courses Timetable

Language

Level

Day

Time

Arabic

Intermediate/Upper intermediate

Thursday

18:30-20:00

 

French

 

Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday

10:30-12:00

French

Advanced/Proficiency

Friday

10: 30-12:00

 

German

Advanced/Proficiency

Tuesday

10: 30-12:00

 

German

Pre-intermediate/Intermediate

Tuesday

12: 00-13:30

Greek

Intermediate/Upper intermediate

Monday

18:30-20:00

Greek

Elementary (Revision and consolidation)

Wednesday

18:30-20:00

Italian

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate

Monday

10:30-12: 00

 

Italian

Advanced/Proficiency

Thursday

10:30-12:00

Portuguese

Get by in Portuguese

Monday

18:30-20:00

Portuguese

Elementary (Revision and consolidation)

Tuesday

18:30-20:00

Russian

Get by in Russian

Wednesday

At the Rose Bowl

18:30-20:00

Spanish

Understanding Spanish Civil war through Drama (Intermediate and above)

Monday

18:30-20: 00

Spanish

Pre intermediate

Tuesday

At the Rose Bowl

18:00-19:30

 


26 week Part-time Language Courses - Starting Autumn 2018

Study a language at Leeds Beckett University
With 10 languages to choose from and more than 30 years’ experience to share, we are confident we’ll have a part-time language course that is right for you.

We offer courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Please see course schedule for full details of classes available.

Great teaching, great value
Learn from experienced tutors who have a passion for languages. Most are native speakers of the languages they teach and can really help you to immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen language. We offer high-quality accredited courses from only £375.

Excellent learning facilities
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.

Extra benefits
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. 

Gain a qualification or learn for fun
Our University is dedicated to lifelong learning and we are proud to offer three learning routes that are available to all. Study to degree level on one of our accredited routes or enjoy learning about other languages and cultures just for fun.

If you have a question about any aspect of our courses, please call 0113 812 7440 or email ptlanguages@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Note: Information on enrolment will be available soon. Please keep checking our homepage for details.

Open Days

22 May 2018 - 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00 - Headingley Campus

4 September 2018 - 12:00 - 14:00 and 18:00 - 20:00 - Headingley Campus

6 September 2018 - 17:30 - 19:30 - Rose Bowl, City Campus

Course start dates and fees

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

Information about how to apply will be available soon.

Course fees are as follows:-

  • Route 1 (unaccredited) - £375 per course
  • Route 2 (accredited standard) - £375 per course
  • Route 3 (fast track) - £2200 per course

Route 1
Unaccredited route: attend a class in your chosen language (1x 2hrs per week) without taking assessments.

Route 2
Accredited standard route: Attend a class in your chosen language (1x 2hrs per week) and pass the assessments to gain 30 university credits. This route allows you to collect the 60 credits required for a university qualification in two years. Students on this route enrol for one year at a time.

Route 3
Accredited fast track route: Attend two sets of classes in your chosen language (2x 2 hours per week), attend one-to-one tutorials with a personal tutor, and pass the assessments to gain 60 credits. This route allows you to gain a university qualification in a single year. Note that this route is only available from pre-intermediate level where there are at least two classes at the appropriate level.

Which class is right for you?

Plus Icon Beginners 1 CEFR A1
Join this level if you have never learnt the language before.
Plus Icon Elementary 2 CEFR A1+
You can use and understand simple phrases and sentences on familiar topics for immediate needs to handle basic situations and simple interactions.
Plus Icon Pre-intermediate 3 CEFR A2
You can understand the main points in short, simple spoken and written communications on everyday matters and familiar topics, and speak and write about personal matters such as family, friends, education and work. This level is for students with a GCSE or equivalent qualification.
Plus Icon Intermediate 4 CEFR A2+
You can understand the main points in spoken and written communications on familiar matters encountered in everyday contexts and handle most everyday situations with adequate confidence. You can read and understand the gist of easy newspapers articles and speak and write on matters of personal interest, but you lack fluency. This level is for students with an AS Level or equivalent qualification.
Plus Icon Upper Intermediate 5 CEFR B1
You can understand people speaking clearly and slowly on matters of personal and general interest and use the language fairly independently and effectively in all familiar and moderately difficult situations. This level is for students with an A Level equivalent qualification.
Plus Icon Advanced 6 CEFR B1+

You can understand the gist of some broadcast materials delivered clearly and slowly and can use a wide range of vocabulary and structures with confidence in most situations of personal relevance. You can initiate and respond to arguments and can make suggestions. 

Plus Icon Independent User 7&8 CEFR B2
You can understand the main points of written descriptions of events and programmes broadcast on radio and television delivered relatively slowly in the standard accent. You have extended your speaking and writing skills to give you more freedom of expression and fluency. Communication and comprehension are effective on most occasions.
Plus Icon Proficiency 9 CEFR C1
You can use the language effectively in most situations, understand much of the detail in news and current affairs programmes on radio and TV, read contemporary fiction and press articles and speak and write fluently. You can present information orally and in writing, and can discuss and debate at ease.

Programme of study and assessments

Plus Icon University level 4

 

University Level 4

 

CLASS

MODULE/S

LANGUAGE LEVEL

AWARD

SKILLS ASSESSED:

 

Beginners

Yr1

 

 

L4 Foundation Language 1

(30 credits – Double Module)

 

A1

 

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

 

Elementary

Yr2

L4 Foundation Language 2

(30 credits – Double Module)

 

A1+

Certificate Foundation Language Studies

 

(Not available on the Fast Track Route)

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

 

Pre-

Intermediate

Yr1

L4 Language Skills Development

(15 credits)

L4 Applied Language Skills

(15 credits)

 

A2

 

Listening

Reading

Intermediate

 

Yr2

L4 Language in Use

(15 credits)

L4 Language for Group and Teamwork (15 credits)

 

A2+

Certificate Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

Upper-

Intermediate

Yr1

L4 Related Studies - High Culture 3A/B

(30 credits– Double Module)

 

B1

 

Listening

Reading

 

Advanced

Yr2

L4 Related Studies - Political and Social Issues 1A/B

(30 credits – Double Module)

 

B1+

Certificate of Higher Education Language and Related Studies

 

(all new students on Cert HE join at year 1)

Speaking

Writing

 

Plus Icon University level 5

University Level 5

 

CLASS

MODULE/S

LANGUAGE LEVEL

AWARD

SKILLS ASSESSED:

Independent User 1

Yr1

L5 Language Skills Development

(15 credits)

L5 Applied Language Skills

(15 credits)

 

B2

 

Listening

Reading

Independent User 2

 

Yr2

 

L5 Related Studies 5 A/B– Business and Culture

(30 credits - Double Module)

 

B2

Diploma Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

Independent User 2

 

Yr1

L5 Language in Use

(15 credits)

L5 Related Studies – Contemporary Issues in the Media

(15 credits)

 

B2

 

Listening

Reading

 

Independent User 2

 

Yr2

L5 Languages for Group & Team work

(15 credits)

L5 Related Studies – Contemporary Issues in the Media B

(15 credits)

 

B2

Diploma of Higher Education Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

Plus Icon University level 6

University Level 6

 

CLASS

MODULE/S

LANGUAGE LEVEL

AWARD

SKILLS ASSESSED

 

Proficiency

 

Yr1

L6 Language for Group and Team Work

(15 credits)

L6 Related Studies A

(15 credits)

 

C1

 

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

 

Proficiency

 

Yr2

L6 Language in Use

(15 credits)

L6 Related Studies B

(15 credits)

 

C1

BA Language and Related Studies

Speaking

Writing

 

 

Proficiency

 

Yr1

L6 Applied Language Skills

(15 credits)

Research Methods in Practice (15 credits)

Major Project

(30 credits)

 

C1

 

BA (Honours) Language and Related Studies

(Fast track only)

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing


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