Autumn 19 Sept – 5 Dec | Spring 16 Jan – 26 Mar | Summer 16 April – 21 May | 10.30-12.30pm | Tutor Cath Bond | Autumn £126 (10 weeks) | Spring £126 (10 weeks) | Summer £76 (6 weeks)
If you are at a stage where you would like to extend your knowledge of more idiomatic language, look in greater detail at aspects of grammar and sentence structure, and in doing so revise and clarify some of the basics, this is the course for you.
If you wish to enrol on this course for the first time, please contact the Brewery to be put in touch with the tutor to ensure this is the right level for you.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
Activities will involve speaking, reading, listening and writing, and there will be some opportunity for audio-visual activities. The main emphasis will be on communication, so there will be plenty of opportunity to practice your speaking skills.
You will work on improving your vocabulary and level of accuracy.
The emphasis will be on developing speaking and listening skills, via a variety of exercises and activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Topics will help you express yourself in everyday situations. There will be lots of pair and group work, and the approach will be light-hearted! Reading and writing exercises will help broaden your range of language, and there will be work on improving use of grammar.
Please note there are no classes on the following dates:
Autumn term: 21 to 25 October; 11 to 17 November 2019
Spring term: week of 17 Feb 2020
By the end of the course you will:
- have broadened the range of topics on which you can express yourself
- have a wider range of prepositions to talk about location
- have an understanding of the conditional
- have learnt how to form ordinal numbers
- have developed confidence in using impersonal forms
- You will also have had the opportunity to revise language previously covered, particularly the passato prossimo of reflexives, the imperfect and pronouns.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.
Are there any additional costs?
You will be asked to purchase a moderately priced course book, to be advised at the start of the course.
About the tutor
Catherine Bond is an experienced language teacher with a degree in French and German. During her degree she spent a term at university in France, and a year as a language assistant in a school on Lake Constance, on the Swiss/German border. After completing a PGCE she spent spent 2 years living in Italy, learning Italian, and working as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, which she continued to do in Oxford on her return to the UK. She has been teaching Italian, German and French in Adult Education for the past 9 years.
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