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Which languages are on offer?

We offer courses in: Modern Standard Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Brazilian Portugese, Russian and Spanish, and whatever your current learning level, there's something for you. Find out more about them below: 

A bit about the language Ger­man (Deutsch) is a West Ger­manic lan­guage re­lated to and clas­si­fied along­side Eng­lish and Dutch. It is one of the world's ma­jor lan­guages and the most widely spo­

German

A bit about the language French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-Européen family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance langu

French

A bit about the language Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is also used as an official language by the European Union, the Organisation of American States, the Uni

Spanish

A bit about the language Ara­bic (العربية al-‘arabīyah, or عربي ‘arabi) Se­mitic lan­guages, such as He­brew and the Neo-Ara­maic lan­guages. In terms of speak­ers, Ara­bic is the largest mem­ber of t

Modern Standard Arabic

Italian (italiano) is a Romance language spoken by about 60 million people in Italy, and by another 10 million Italian descendants in the world, making it spoken by a total of 70 million native speake

Italian

A bit about the language Russian (русский язык, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely

Russian

A bit about the language The Japanese word for Japan is 日本, which is pronounced Nihon or Nippon and literally means "the origin of the sun". The character nichi (日) means "sun" or "day"; hon (本) means

Japanese

A bit about the language Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil,

Portuguese

A bit about the language Mandarin language, also called Northern Chinese, Chinese (Pinyin) Guanhua (“Officials’ Language”), or (Wade-Giles romanization) Kuan-hua, the most widely spoken form of Chines

Mandarin



Which level is suitable for me?

  • Level 1 - For beginners with no prior knowledge of the language.
  • Level 1.5 - For learners with very limited prior knowledge of the language. This knowledge may have been gained from classes at school several years ago or from informal self-study. Level 1.5 courses follow a similar format to Level 1 classes, but they are taught at a faster pace.
  • Level 2 - For post-beginners with some prior knowledge of the language. As an approximate guide, this level is   likely to be suitable if you:
    • have had about 40 hours of tuition and can understand some familiar words and phrases when listening to or reading the language;
    • have completed Brunel’s Level 1 or Level 1.5 course in the language;
    • have achieved GCSE or equivalent Grade C;
    • have achieved Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
    • can introduce yourself and state your name, nationality and place of origin;
    • have some knowledge of how to form questions and negative statements;
    • know the numbers and the alphabet.
  • Level 3 - For lower intermediate students. As an approximate guide, this level is likely to be suitable if you:
  • Level 4 - For intermediate-advanced students. As an approximate guide, this level is likely to be suitable if you:

 

The course was great, it is really difficult to be able to teach a complete new alphabet and language to a group of students who are completely new to it, and our teacher does it wonderfully! 
Gaia Curti, Russian 1, 2015-16