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Languages 2020/2021


Our extensive 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.

We can take enrolments for Languages courses at any time through the year, except for Beginners courses.

French

Level Day Location Time Tutor

Elementary LIMITED PLACES REMAINING

A mixed Beginners and Continuation class, to give students with some prior knowledge of French the chance to consolidate their learning. Taught on Microsoft Teams and can be joined with any email, or any device. Working towards a Wednesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.

Wednesday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm  Anne Chevalier

Intermediate 4 SOLD OUT

Continuing from last year’s interrupted Intermediate 4 class, also an opportunity for students who have previously attended Intermediate 4 to consolidate their learning. At least 4 years of previous study. Students will be provided with a package of study including reading, listening, PowerPoint, grammar etc, followed by a 40 minute discussion on Microsoft Teams which follows on from the work set. Working towards a Monday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.

Monday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Virginia Mordey

Conversation/Advanced LIMITED PLACES REMAINING

A focus on conversational language, which makes use of authentic texts and is taught by a native speaker. At least 5 years of previous study. Taught on Microsoft Teams and can be joined with any email, or any device. Working towards a Thursday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.

Thursday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Anne Chevalier

German

Level Day Location Time Tutor

Elementary

A mixed Beginners and Continuation class, to give students with some prior knowledge of German the chance to consolidate their learning. Working towards a Tuesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.

Saturday In School
Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.
11am to 12.30pm Maren Swift

Intermediate 2 Taster & Revision Session

A taster session or a chance to consolidate learning for those looking to join the class in January 2021, continuing from last year’s interrupted Intermediate 2 class. At least 3 years of previous study.

Monday 26 October

In School
Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.
1.30pm to 4pm Neil McDonald

Intermediate 2

Continuing from last year’s interrupted Intermediate 2 class, also an opportunity for students who have started Intermediate 2 to consolidate their learning. At least 3 years of previous study.

Starts Monday 18 January 2021* In School
*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.
7 - 9pm Neil McDonald

Intermediate 3/Advanced SOLD OUT
An opportunity for Imme’s Intermediate 3 and Conversation/Advanced students to keep their German going in a mixed class, working towards a Tuesday evening German Intermediate 3 or Thursday evening German Conversation/Advanced class in school, 7-9pm, when possible

Saturday In School
Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.
10.30am to 12 noon Imme Feist

Italian

Level Day Location Time Tutor
Beginners
An introductory course with a particular focus on basic holiday language, for those with very little or no previous knowledge. Taught on Google Meet and can be joined with any email, or any device. This class will remain online for the full academic year.
Friday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
11.30am to 1pm Sabrina Casarin
Continuation LIMITED PLACES
Continuing from last year’s interrupted Beginners class. Working towards a Wednesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible. Taught on Zoom and can be joined with any email, or any device.
Wednesday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm  Anna Ferrari
Intermediate  1 SOLD OUT
Continuing from last year’s interrupted Continuation class. At least 1 year of previous study. Taught on Google Meet and can be joined with any email, or any device. This class will remain online for the full academic year.
Monday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
5pm - 6.30pm Sabrina Casarin
Intermediate  2
Continuing from last year’s interrupted Intermediate 1 class. At least 2 years of previous study. Taught on Google Meet and can be joined with any email, or any device. This class will remain online for the full academic year.
Thursday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
5pm - 6.30pm Sabrina Casarin
Conversation/Advanced
A focus on conversational language, which makes use of authentic texts and is taught by a native speaker. At least 5 years of previous study. Working towards a Tuesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.  Taught on Zoom and can be joined with any email, or any device.
Tuesday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Anna Ferrari

Japanese

Level Day Location Time Tutor
Beginners LIMITED PLACES
Continuing from last year’s interrupted Beginners class, but can be joined by complete beginners. Working towards a Thursday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible. Taught on Microsoft Teams and can be joined with any email, or any device.
Thursday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Erin Street

Spanish

Level Day Location Time Tutor
Continuation
Continuing from last year’s interrupted Continuation class. At least 1 year of previous study. Working towards a Thursday evening class in school, when possible, using the Ele Actual A1 book. Taught on Zoom and can be joined with any email, or any device, and supported by Quizlet and Edmodo. Working towards a Thursday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.
Thursday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Isabel Ruiz
Intermediate 3/Advanced
Continuing from last year’s interrupted Intermediate 3 class or a chance for those working at this level to consolidate their grammar knowledge and conversational Spanish, using the Ele Actual B1 book. To be comfortable in this class, it is recommended that you have achieved at least 50% in the A2 test on this link https://www.cervantes.to/test_inicial.html. At least 4 years of previous study. Taught on Zoom and can be joined with any email, or any device, and supported by Quizlet and Edmodo. Working towards a Tuesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.
Tuesday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Isabel Ruiz

British Sign Language

Level Day Location Time Tutor
BSL Level One Continuation
A continuation of last year’s interrupted Level One class, with the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and then take the remaining exams. Taught on Microsoft Teams and can be joined with any email, or any device. Working towards a Monday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible. Exams may be online or in person, to be confirmed dependent on circumstances. Please see important information about BSL here.
Monday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Karen Healy
BSL Level One Beginners
A class for complete beginners. Students who pass each of the three exams will be awarded the Level One Certificate. Taught on Microsoft Teams and can be joined with any email, or any device. Working towards a Wednesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible. Exams may be online or in person, to be confirmed dependent on circumstances. Please see important information about BSL here.

 
Wednesday Online
Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.
7pm - 8.30pm Karen Healy

Online language courses run initially for 10 weeks and In school courses for 8 weeks.  Courses commence week beginning Monday 28th September 2020.

When selecting a language course, you are welcome to call our Language Programme Director, Chris Lillington, to discuss which level may be most appropriate for you. Please see the individual course descriptions to give you an idea of the level at which each course will be working.

 

All our language courses run for the Autumn Term initially. In most cases, students will be invited to continue for a further term after Christmas, and then another term after Easter. Therefore, many courses actually run for 3 terms 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.