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Languages – Intermediate

Course aims

To develop your ability to communicate effectively in a wider range of familiar matters in standard written and spoken language.

Course length

66 hours – usually 33 weekly sessions of 2 hours across 3 terms.

Who is this course for?

For learners who:

  • have completed Lower Intermediate 2.
  • have some good knowledge of the language
  • have studied the language up to AS or equivalent
  • previously studied the language for up to 250 hours.

Course content

A broader range of topic areas will be covered at Intermediate level, allowing learners to extend their vocabulary and express opinions. Topics and language functions will be set according to the needs of the language and the learners.

How will I be assessed?

Your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.

Will I gain any qualifications?

This course has no formal qualification. A certificate of achievement will be awarded on completion of the course.

NEW for French, German and Spanish: During the course, you will be given the option to take an international qualification at B1 level in May/June/July 2018.

If you are interested in a language qualification that will improve your job prospects both in the United Kingdom and abroad, talk to your tutor or visit our Brasshouse website.

What could this course lead to?

Next level: Post Intermediate*or an International Qualification at B1 level*
*Please note that we cannot guarantee that this level will be offered as all courses are planned subject to sufficient demand.

How will I learn?

Using the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis at this level will be on acquiring and practising speaking and listening skills in order to get by in the country. There will be tutor input, group pair and individual work, and use of a range of audiovisual and IT resources. We aim to match the teaching to a wide range of individual learning styles and to make your learning enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. You will be given homework to complete after each session.

Some literacy, numeracy and IT skills can help you learn a language. We can give you guidance and support to acquire these.

NEW: You will have free access to Rosetta Stone resources for the duration of your course. Your tutor will give you further details at the start of the course.

Your commitments as a learner

To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance. You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder and you may be required to purchase a course book.

Other Information

If you need to purchase a coursebook you can do this from European Schoolbooks Ltd and get a 10% discount.

Go to - Click on Partners,
From the Search Options – Stage 1 dropdown menu - Click on Brasshouse Languages.
A list of books will be displayed per language - Select the book advised by your tutor - Click on Buy Now
Please Note: You do not need to open an account, just click on Checkout as a guest.

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