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Modern Languages at Leeds Beckett

Part-time, evening & daytime courses for everyone.
Study a language and experience new worlds & cultures.

Summer Conversational Classes

Join our short courses which are designed to improve your speaking/communication skills. Taught in groups of a maximum of 15 students, you will be able to take part in group work, discussions and debates appropriate to your level of language competence.

Courses cost £70, run for 5 weeks, start w/c 3 June and are offered in French, German, Russian and Greek. We also offer Italian which starts on 22 May and Portuguese which starts on 11 June.

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Summer Conversational Class Timetable

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FRENCH

  • Pre -intermediate/Intermediate - Tuesdays - 10.30-12.00 - Headingley Campus.

ITALIAN

  • Intermediate - Wednesdays - 10:30-12.00 - Headingley Campus.

GERMAN

  • Advanced/Proficiency - Wednesdays - 10.30 -12.00 - Headingley Campus.
  • Pre-intermediate/Intermediate - Wednesdays - 12.00-13:30 - Headingley Campus.
  • Post Beginner - Wednesdays - 18.30-20.00 - Headingley Campus.

PORTUGUESE

  • Pre Intermediate / Intermediate - Tuesdays - 18:30-20:00 - Headingley Campus.

RUSSIAN

  • Post Beginner conversation - Tuesdays - 18.30-20.00 - Rose Bowl, City Campus.

GREEK

  • Intermediate/Upper intermediate (Revision and consolidation) - Wednesdays - 18.30-20.00 - Headingley Campus.

Courses Starting Autumn 2019

With up to 10 languages1 to choose from and more than 30 years’ experience to share, we are confident we have a Modern Languages part-time 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 £3952, subject to viability.

Download our provisional course schedule detailing class times and locations.

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, Portuguese and Spanish. Classes available to study at City Campus (Rose Bowl) are: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

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.

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Courses1 start week commencing 30 September 2019 and end in May 2020. Classes are two hours per week and run for 26 weeks.

Modern Languages Pattern of Study 2019-2020

Class

Award

Competency

Beginners

Non accredited

 

Elementary

Non accredited

 

Lower Intermediate

Non accredited

 

Intermediate

Non accredited

 

Advanced 1

Certificate of Higher Education and Related Studies Yr1 B1+

B1

Advanced 2

Certificate of Higher Education and Related Studies Year 2 B1+

B1+

Independent User 1

Non accredited

B2 Year 1

Independent User 1

Non accredited

B2 Year 2

Independent User 2

Diploma of Higher Education Language and Related Studies

B2 Year 3

Independent User 2

Diploma of Higher Education Language and Related Studies

B2 Year 4

Proficiency Year 1

BA Language and Related Studies Year 1

C1

Proficiency Year 2

BA Language and Related Studies Year 2

C1

Proficiency Year 1 (FASTRACK ONLY)

BA (Hons) Language and Related Studies Year 1

C1

Course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:

  • Route 1 (unaccredited) - £3952 per course

    Attend one language class per week; no requirement to complete any assessments. Unaccredited route is available for ALL languages.

  • Route 2 (accredited standard3) - £3952 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.

    On the accredited route, 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 ability3. The level assessment tests will take place during the week commencing 23 September 2019.

    On the accredited route, Higher Education credit is transferable and may be accepted towards university awards at Leeds Beckett University and other Higher Education Institutions.

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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.

Pre-Register

We are accepting applications from Monday 1 July to Friday 13 September 2019.

PRE-REGISTER NOW TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON WHEN ENROLMENTS OPEN, OPEN DAYS AND CLASS INFORMATION.

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 Friday 1 November 2019, 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 Fees for 2019/2020 are £395.

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 2019/20 – Section 4), there will be no refund for students who withdraw after the second scheduled week of teaching, which for 2019/20 will be 11 October 2019.

5 As part of our usual academic processes all our courses are reviewed to ensure that quality is maintained. For our Modern Languages Programme future plan, we will notify you of changes, which may include the availability of routes and how these are delivered.

Open Days

  • City Campus

    Tuesday 3 September 2019

    Time: 17: 30 – 19: 30

    Venue: 313, 310 & 308 Rose Bowl.

  • Headingley Campus

    Thursday 5 September 2019

    Time: 12.00-14:00 & 18:00-20:00

    Venue: Jubilee Room & Acre Room - James Graham Building.

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