Short Language Courses

Our language modules meet the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which divides learners into six levels. This guideline is used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and increasingly, in other countries. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. The six reference levels (see module descriptions below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

Assessing Your Proficiency. If you are in doubt of your level of proficiency, see the module/stage descriptions below and/or attend the first class of your choice and speak to the Tutor. You can move between levels during the first few weeks to ensure you are in the right class for you. You do not have to attend Stage 1 before Stage 2 and you can start at the level appropriate for you. Similarly, you do not have to attend Part 1 before Part 2 within the same stage.