Languages

If you are not a beginner, we can take enrolments for Languages courses at any time through the year. As we move into our sixteenth year as the first Specialist Language College in the Leeds area, our programme of language learning opportunities for the local community continues to thrive. We believe that no other secondary school in West Yorkshire offers such a diverse range of language courses on just one site, as part of its own independent programme.

If you have learned a language with us in the past, we hope you will join us again in the coming year. If you have not yet taken advantage of this unique language-learning resource, we would be delighted to welcome you on to our programme.

Course

Level

Day

Time

Tutor

French

Beginners
Cancelled

Thursday

7 – 9pm

Kath Robinson

Continuation
Sold out - waiting list

Monday

7 – 9pm

Kath Robinson

Intermediate 1
Sold out - waiting list

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

Kath Robinson

Intermediate 3

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Kath Robinson

Intermediate 4
Sold out - waiting list

Monday

7 – 9pm

Virginia Mordey

Conversation/Advanced

Monday

7 – 9pm

Anne Chevalier

German

Beginners

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

Maren Swift

Continuation

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

Neil McDonald

Intermediate 1

Monday

7 – 9pm

Neil McDonald

Intermediate 3
Sold out - waiting list

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

Imme Feist

Conversation/Advanced

Thursday

7 – 9pm

Imme Feist

Italian

Beginners
ADDITIONAL CLASS

Monday

5 – 7pm

Sabrina Casarin

Beginners Monday

7 – 9pm

Sabrina Casarin

Continuation
Sold out - waiting list

Thursday

7 – 9pm

Sabrina Casarin

Intermediate 1
Limited places

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Sabrina Casarin

Intermediate 2

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

Sabrina Casarin

Intermediate 3

Monday

7 – 9pm

Maria Castrignano

Conversation/Advanced

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Giorgia Leone

Mandarin Chinese

 

Beginners
Cancelled

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Yihe Higgins

Continuation
Cancelled

Monday

7 – 9pm

Miffy Loxton

Intermediate 1

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Miffy Loxton

Polish

Beginners

Thursday

7 – 9pm

Ola Klonowska-Wood

Spanish

Beginners
Sold out - additional class below

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Nicola Pawley

Beginners
ADDITIONAL CLASS

 Tuesday 7 - 9pm Nicola Pawley

Continuation
Very limited places

Thursday

7 – 9pm

Nicola Pawley

Intermediate 1

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Isabel Ruiz

Intermediate 2

Tuesday

7 – 9pm

Isabel Ruiz

Intermediate 3

Thursday

7 – 9pm

Isabel Ruiz

Conversation/Advanced
CANCELLED

Monday

7 – 9pm

Isabel Ruiz

Turkish

Beginners
Cancelled

Monday

7 – 9pm

Ben Lawson

British

Sign
Language

BSL Level 1 (See menu on left)
Sold out - waiting list

Wednesday

7 – 9pm

Karen Healy

BSL Level 2 (See menu on left)

Monday

6.30 – 9pm

Karen Healy

 

All courses run initially for 10 weeks, except BSL Level 2, which has a 12 week block (please see the link on the left). Courses commence week beginning Monday 17th September 2018.

When selecting a language course, you are welcome to call our Language College Director, Chris Lillington, to discuss which level may be most appropriate for you. The following provides a general guide (does not apply to Sign Language):

Beginners*

An introductory course with a particular focus on basic “holiday language”. For those with very little or no previous knowledge.

Continuation

A continuation of the beginners’ course, this level revises and builds on basic knowledge. At least one year of previous study.

Intermediate 1

A stronger focus on grammatical awareness and conversational language, moving on from “holiday language”. At least two years of previous study.

Intermediate 2

For students who want to be able to converse using a wider range of tenses and topics. At least three years of previous study.

Intermediate 3

For students working at approximately GCSE level with a secure grasp of grammar, who wish to build their vocabulary and develop their fluency. At least four years of previous study.

Intermediate 4
(French only)

In French only, we have introduced an additional level for students moving towards Conversation/ Advanced, who want to develop a more secure grasp of grammar and broaden their vocabulary while developing their fluency further. At least five years of previous study.

Conversation / Advanced

This course has a strong focus on conversational language and makes use of authentic texts and listening material. At least five years of previous study (six years in French.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All our courses run for a 10 week block initially. In most cases, students will be invited to continue for a further 10 weeks after Christmas, and then another 10 weeks after Easter. Therefore, many courses actually run for 30 weeks in total. We use this system of termly enrolment because our students prefer it.
 

Please note that the Beginners course is intended for students learning the language “from scratch”. If you wish to take up a language which you have studied in the past, please try the Continuation course rather than the Beginners course. This will ensure that both you and the other students in the group get the most out of the course.