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Last chance to enrol on our summer language courses!

 
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Last chance to enrol on our summer language courses!
by Hilma Wright - Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:14 AM
 

Summer Languages 2017

Our range of short, intensive language courses that will enable you to make the most of your summer, whether you’re looking to refresh your French skills for a holiday on the Riviera or are up for the challenge of trying something new, for instance learning Chinese.

At Continuing and Professional Education we have many years of experience in teaching languages with some of the best tutors in Cardiff right on your doorstep.

Our summer courses are designed with our students in mind. We guarantee:

  • Small groups (14 max but for popular courses this figure will go up to a maximum of 16).
  • Quality tutoring with qualified native speakers.
  • Tailored course material.
  • Modern learning facilities (including our digital language laboratories).
  • Different levels to suit different abilities
  • Audio recordings accessible online after the course.

Scroll down to find out more about each of our language courses available this summer and enrol online now!


 

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Chinese Summer Courses

  • Spoken Chinese

    This module aims to help learners obtain standard Mandarin pronunciation and tones as well as daily oral communication skills in Chinese. By focusing on tones and basic conversational sentence patterns, the module will also connect these with Chinese culture. Students will be exposed to specific Chinese pronunciation and tones and to basic conversational sentence patterns. Activities will be organized in such a way that students will have ample opportunity to practise speaking and listening. Read more...

  • Chinese for Essential Communication

    This course is for you if you want to learn some basic Chinese, either for your career or for your holidays. No previous knowledge of the language is required. You will get ample opportunity to practise conversational skills in a small group environment and to develop some cross-culture awareness for communication. Read more...

French Summer Courses

  • French Conversation for Improvers

    You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You will get ample opportunity to practice your French conversational skills on familiar topics such as introducing yourself and others, ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have, ordering food and drinks, etc. (A1/A2) Read more...

  • Intermediate French Stage C

    This course is for you if you have attended 3 years of part-time study (or 4 years but you feel your speaking skills are still weak) and you can communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. The intensive course will enable you to further practise and consolidate your language skills and give you confidence in speaking French (A2). Read more...

  • Higher Intermediate French

    Between Intermediate and Advanced, this level is designed for students who feel they need to brush up on some of the basic grammar points and gain confidence in their spoken French. The course is mainly about reinforcing what the student knows and helping improve fluency and correctness (B1). Read more...

  • Advanced French Conversation

    This course is for you if you have attended several years of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of French and you want to further practice your conversation skills. This course will make extensive use of audio/visual materials and there will be ample opportunity to expand your active vocabulary (B2/C1). Read more...

German Summer Courses

  • German Conversation for Improvers

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended two or three years of part-time study (if you feel your speaking skills are weak) or you have recently gained a GCSE in German. You will actively engage in conversation and listening skills supported by audio-visual aids. Students who attended the German Conversation for Post Beginners are also welcome. Read more...

Italian Summer Courses

  • Advanced Italian Conversation

    This course will give you an intensive learning experience if you can speak Italian at an advanced level (for students who have studied Italian for more than 5+ years). It will enable you to participate in conversations on general topics with a degree of fluency and naturalness as well as appropriate use of formal and/or informal language. We shall work on explaining a viewpoint, analysing a situation and its consequences, pointing out advantages and disadvantages. You will take part in discussions and role-plays and learn to understand and use more sophisticated expressions. Read more...

Spanish Summer Courses

  • Spanish Conversation for Post-Beginners

    This intensive course is for you if you have attended one year of part-time study (or our Fast Track Beginners course) or you have rusty 'O' levels (GCSE) in Spanish. You will get ample opportunity to practise your Spanish conversational skills. Read more...

  • Intermediate Spanish Conversation

    This course is for you if you have attended 3 years of part-time study (or 4 years but you feel your speaking skills are still weak) and you can communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. The course will enable you to further practise and consolidate your language skills and give you confidence in speaking Spanish. Read more...

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation

    This course is for you if you have attended several years (5+) of part-time study and/or if you have a good knowledge of Spanish and you want to further practise your conversation skills. This course will make extensive use of audio/visual materials and there will be ample opportunity to expand your active vocabulary. Read more...