Evening Language Classes
New programme of evening language classes coming October 2021 - enrolment is open until Monday 4th October.
In the 2021 autumn term we will be offering a programme of online language classes which are open to the general public, staff and students.
Languages and course content
How will the online classes be taught?
In response to COVID-19, classes will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams (or similar). Full instructions on how to access and use Teams will be given before the start of the course.
What will I need to be able to access the online classes?
In order to be able to access the classes, you will need either a laptop or PC equipped with a webcam/microphone and good internet access. Please note that functionality can be restricted if you use a tablet or a mobile phone.
What happens if there is a problem with technology during a class?
If you have an internet problem during a class you should try to reconnect with the class, perhaps on an alternative device such as your phone. Should this not be possible, please inform your tutor so that they can ensure that you have all the materials covered during the class and an explanation of what to do with them/answers to any exercises.
If the tutor’s internet fails completely during a lesson and cannot be restored the lesson will be rescheduled.
Teaching will be in the target language as much as possible. Many of our tutors are native speakers and all are highly experienced and qualified to deliver high quality language classes.
Online classes will be taught in small groups of between 8-15. This will ensure good interaction between students and the tutor.
Our blended learning approach means that, as well as the online class, you will be expected to do some work at home as well.
- Online class work - this will emphasise listening, speaking and practice of sentence structure.
- Self-study - activities will be set each week and will consist of reviewing work done in class, preparing activities to use in the following class and practising language skills as advised by the tutor.
Resources to support the course include on-line materials which will be made available by the tutor. There may be a textbook in addition to this, which you would need to buy.
Our tutors have found that punctuality is even more crucial in online classes than in the classroom, so please make every effort to join your class a few minutes before it is due to start.
Learning at the correct level
If you find yourself on a level that is too easy or too difficult, you are welcome to move to a different level provided there are spaces available. If you are unable to attend the different level, we will provide you with a refund of the course fees.
Find out more about the levels of our online classes
How to apply
Some students will be able to study a language as part of your degree course, please see our modules for current students webpage for more information.
However, if you choose to study a language in addition to your degree, you will be required to pay a course fee.
Funded students (DTP and MFL Grant students)
You should enrol using the registration link below and choose the funded student option.
We are unable to offer academic credits for completing the evening classes.
External students - staff, members of the public,
You can register and pay for your language course online. First please check to determine which level to join and then you can sign up via the registration link below.
Register and pay for online language classes
A confirmation e-mail is sent when you book on to a course. Please check your junk mail folder if you do not receive this.
Online language classes (10 week course) - £140. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any more discounts or reductions on these fees.
For any queries:
Terms and Conditions
- Fees are non-refundable and no partial refund can be given for any classes not attended.
- Applicants must be over 18 at the start of the course.
- A minimum of 8 students are required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently a full refund will be provided.
- Where possible classes are taught by the same tutor for all classes, however the Language Centre reserves the right to replace a tutor if necessary.