Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): B1
To develop the ability to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. To develop the ability to enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
Module 1: 11 weeks (22 hours)
Module 2: 11 week (22 hours)
Module 3: 11 weeks (22 hours)
For learners who have:
The course builds on and extends the topics and functions covered at Lower Intermediate 1, GCSE or in CEFR A2.
The Language functions may include: repairing communication (e.g. asking for repetition, checking meaning); giving information; asking / answering questions; asking for and giving opinions; following / giving instructions; agreeing / disagreeing; talking about the present, past and future, etc.
At this level, most topics are set according to the needs of the language and the learners and include current affairs, news and culture. Your tutor will give you further details at the start of the course.
This course has no formal qualification; however, your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.
A certificate of achievement may be requested on completion of the course.
A course at Intermediate level*
*Please note that we cannot guarantee that this level will be offered as all courses are planned subject to sufficient demand.
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.
Attend every session of your course. If you need to miss a class, please let your tutor know in advance; Learners should consider their personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolling on a course as missed classes will affect their learning. Missed classes cannotbe taken at another time;
Have sufficient time for self-study and completion of homework; In order to maximise your learning, we strongly recommend that you spend at least 15 minutes every day (2 hours per week) on self-study, homework, language practice, etc.
Complete the course
Complete all the assessments.
You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder and you may be required to purchase a course book.
If you need to purchase a coursebook you can do this from European Schoolbooks Ltd and get a 10% discount.
Go to www.eurobooks.co.uk - 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.