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Part-time Language Courses

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.

Apply now

To apply for one of our part-time language courses, please send us your completed enrolment form, by post to: 'Part Time Languages Programme Room G02, Macaulay Hall, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS6 3QN', by 10 September 2018. You can download the enrolment form below. Please include a class code from the schedule (available in 'Class timetables') on your enrolment form. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt within two weeks of submitting your form (also check your junk mail folder), please contact us.

Note that all students will be enrolled on the non-accredited route initially. To enrol on the accredited routes (standard and fast track), you must present a copy of your passport or birth certificate (driving licences cannot be accepted) to your tutor by 31 October 2018.

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

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

Course fees are as follows:-

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

Part-Time Language Courses 2018-19 Fee Payment options

The information below is a brief summary of the payment schemes our University will have in place for the academic year 2018/19. You will be invited to choose one when you receive email confirmation of your place on the course, please do not make payment until you have received this. Please note, the instalment schemes below are not available to third party sponsors such as employers, government departments, charitable trusts etc. from who payment is expected at the start of the academic year or on receipt of an invoice. Online payment options-our preferred method of payment is using our online payment facilities. The email confirming your place will include a link to our online welcome information service where an online payment can be made using our University’s secure payment facility.

The payment options will be as follows;

  • Payment in full
  • 50/50 (2 instalment) payment option - available to all self-financing students on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £375 or over. This involves a payment of a minimum of £187.50 (50%) prior to or at the start of the academic year with the balance becoming due on the last Friday in January 2019.
  • Direct debit (7 instalment) payment option - available to self-financing UK/EU students on a course lasting a minimum of one academic year with a fee contribution for the year of £375 or over. This involves a payment of a minimum of 15% of the fee for the year (£56.25), followed by payment of the balance in 6 equal monthly Direct Debit instalments. Payments will be taken on the 28th of each month or the next working day, commencing in November 2018 through to April 2019.

Alternatively;

  • Telephone Payments; by credit/debit card (excludes AMEX), please contact our cashiers team on 0113 812 3832 quoting your student ID number

Please contact incomes@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for more information about instalments. Payment of fees can only be made from 1 August onward and you will be sent more information with your enrolment letter. Initial payment for your chosen payment option have to be made no later than 1 October 2018.

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 beyond the second week of teaching, which for 2018/19 will be 12 October 2018.

Please access the fee schedule and liability policy here. Payment must be made according to your chosen payment plan before the start of the course. The university reserves the right to cancel any language provision, courses or routes which are not viable. The University cannot guarantee that classes required for award completion are available in any subsequent year.

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Beginners 1 CEFR A1

  • Join this level if you have never learnt the language before.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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22 May 2018 - 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00 - Rooms G10/G11, Macaulay Hall, 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

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