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Languages

Havering Adult College offers a range of languages including Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. These courses will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in a friendly and professional environment. There are no formal exams for the modern foreign languages courses. You will be able to enjoy your experience and be fully-immersed in the foreign language of your choice. We also offer exciting one-day experiences!

 

British Sign Language (BSL) is a fascinating language, with a unique grammatical structure. Using BSL will enable you to communicate with Deaf sign language users. Our BSL courses range from Level 1 to Level 3.

 

All courses that are five weeks or longer require a pre-course interview (IAG) where you will discuss with the teacher your reasons for wanting to join and what you want to achieve. Part of the process will also be for the teacher to gauge your level and identify if you require assistance with refreshing your grammar knowledge and skills to support you on your language learning journey with the College.

Progression Route

12-week beginners’ course which will give you an excellent opportunity to learn your preferred language in advance of the full beginners course starting in September. Topics are covered at a gentle pace and include: greetings, personal information and holiday vocabulary, which will be covered in more detail on the full beginners course.

This beginners’ course is divided into two parts which build on one another. This course is ideal for complete beginners and/or those who have a very basic knowledge of the language. You will be able to communicate in the chosen language and to read and write simple language structures.

 

Second part of the beginners’ course. Here, you will consolidate your language skills and continue your learning journey in a fun and relaxed way. If you attended Part 1 you are guaranteed a place on this course. If you haven’t, you will have to attend a pre-course interview to ensure your language skills are at the correct level.

Post-beginners level course which will allow you to further develop your language skills. To join you will have at least one year of language learning experience. You will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics to extend your range of expressions. You will build on your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as cover main grammatical points.

 

Second part of the elementary course. Here, you will consolidate your language skills and continue your learning journey in a fun and relaxed way. If you attended Part 1 you are guaranteed a place on this course. If you haven’t, you will have to attend a pre-course interview to ensure your language skills are at the correct level.

You will have attended two years of language studies or equivalent. You will deepen and broaden all your language skills, gain fluency, improve accuracy and boost your confidence in communicating in the chosen language. Topics will include: health, past events and eating out and in.

 

Second part of the improvers’ course. Continue your learning journey in a fun and relaxed way through slang vocabulary, incidents and accidents and real estate. If you attended Part 1 you are guaranteed a place on this course. If you haven’t, you will have to attend a pre-course interview to ensure your language skills are at the correct level.

You need to have the equivalent of three or four years of study to enrol and be fairly confident in your language skills. There is more emphasis on speaking and this course will enable you to communicate with more variation and fluency, so you feel confident in most everyday situations with native speakers.

 

Second part of the conversation course. If you attended Part 1 you are guaranteed a place on this course. If you haven’t, you will have to attend a pre-course interview to ensure your language skills are at the correct level. Topics will be negotiated between you and the teacher.

Advanced conversation class. To join you will be able to confidently hold conversations on a variety of topics. The course will be based on interactive and communicative methods through discussions on a wide range of topics including current affairs, social issues, literature and culture.

 

Second part of the advanced conversation course. Here, you will consolidate your language skills and continue your learning journey in a fun and relaxed way. If you attended Part 1 you are guaranteed a place on this course. If you haven’t, you will have to attend a pre-course interview to ensure your language skills are at the correct level.

Testimonials

``It has had a positive effect as I have made many visits to France, welcomed French-speaking people to my home and I have enjoyed the hospitality offered by French native speakers in their homes in France.`` - French Circle

``I am a teacher at a primary school, in charge of MFL. I intend to start teaching my Year4 class basic Italian next term so this course is benefiting lots of people!`` - Italian Beginners

``I have been able to communicate with people with hearing impairments in the community which has made me feel very happy.`` - BSL Level 2

``I am retired so interaction with an adult group and learning have made a difference. Learning Italian has always been an aim of mine, and I am enjoying learning the language.`` - Ready, Steady, Italian

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