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Languages – Post Intermediate

Course aims

To develop the ability to communicate effectively on a range of subjects, using increasingly accurate, complex and varied 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 Intermediate level or Level 3
  • previously studied the language for up to 400 hrs
  • completed a B1 qualification in the language (European framework) or AS/A2.

Course content

A wide range of topic areas will be covered at this level, including items of current interest, which will extend learners' vocabulary and use of some high frequency idiom. For example, discussing and debating current affairs, the target language culture, history, arts, sport and leisure, traditions, food, literature, cinema etc.

The tutor will negotiate this list with the group at the start of the course.

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 B2 level in May/June/July 2018.

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

What could this course lead to?

Next level: Advanced Conversation & Culture* or an International Qualification at B2 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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