​​The Preliminary and First Steps Stages are for beginners in the language. On completing this stage, students should be able to understand standard speech relating to a range of predictable everyday matters. Topics include getting and giving information, using numbers and time, and talking about present, future and past events.

The Intermediate stage builds on the Preliminary stage by adding length and complexity to the language used. In addition to the range of areas listed above, topics include expressing degrees of certainty and doubt, talking about possibility and probability, giving advice and warnings, and taking turns in conversation. Students should have attended at least 30 hours of tuition at Preliminary level.

The Advanced stage builds on the Intermediate stage including the topics listed above, as well as talking about conditions and consequences, and giving advice. The vocabulary used will include a wide range of items of everyday communication and common idiomatic expressions. Students should have attended at least 30 hours of tuition at Intermediate level.

Assessments will be set in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and on successful completion, students will be awarded an Esher College certificate.

Language Survival Courses

These short courses provide an introduction to the language with some ‘survival’ skills allowing you to greet somebody, indicate difficulty in understanding someone, exchange simple information about yourself, make some simple requests, and find your way to a specific place. The courses are also ideal tasters for the Preliminary stage language courses​.

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French Advanced

The Advanced stage builds on the Intermediate Stage including the topics listed above, as well as talking about conditions and consequences, and giving advice.  The vocabulary used will include a wide range of items of everyday communication and common idiomatic expressions. Learners should have attended at least 30 hours of tuition at level 2, or equivalent.

​This course runs on Wednesday nights at 19:00-21:00 and FRA1 lasts for 12 weeks, FRA2 for 14 weeks.

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French Preliminary

The Preliminary Stage is for beginners in the language.  On completing this stage learners should be able to understand standard speech relating to a range of predictable everyday matters.  Topics include getting and giving information, using numbers and time, and talking about present, future and past events.​

This course runs on Tuesday nights at 19:00-21:00 and lasts for 14 weeks

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Italian Advanced

The Advanced Stage builds on the Preliminary stage by adding length and complexity to the language used.  In addition to the range of areas listed above, topics include expressing degrees of certainty and doubt, talking about possibility and probability, giving advice and warnings, and taking turns in conversation.  Learners should have attended at least 30 hours of tuition at level 2/3, or equivalent.

This course takes place on Monday evenings 19.00 - 21.00. ITA1 runs for 12 weeks & ITA2 for 14 weeks.

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Spanish Advanced

The Advanced Stage builds on the Higher Intermediate stage by adding length and complexity to the language used.  In addition to the range of areas listed above, topics include expressing degrees of certainty and doubt, talking about possibility and probability, giving advice and warnings, and taking turns in conversation.  Learners should have attended at least 30 hours of tuition at level 2, or equivalent.​​

This course runs on Monday nights at 19:00-21:00 and SPA1 lasts for 12 weeks, SPA2 for 14 weeks.

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Spanish Preliminary

The Preliminary Stage is for beginners in the language.  On completing this stage learners should be able to understand standard speech relating to a range of predictable everyday matters.  Topics include getting and giving information, using numbers and time, and talking about present, future and past events.

​​This course runs on Monday nights at 19:00-21:00 and SPP1 lasts for 12weeks, SPP2 for 14 weeks.

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Survival French

These short courses provide an introduction to the language with some 'survival' skills allowing you to greet somebody, indicate difficulty in understanding someone, exchange simple information about yourself, make some simple requests, and find your way to a specific place.  The courses are also ideal tasters for the Level 1 language courses starting in September 2018.

​​This course runs on Wednesday nights at 19:00-21:00 and lasts for 8 weeks.

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Survival Italian

These short courses provide an introduction to the language with some 'survival' skills allowing you to greet somebody, indicate difficulty in understanding someone, exchange simple information about yourself, make some simple requests, and find your way to a specific place.  The courses are also ideal tasters for the Level 1 language courses starting in September 2020.

​This course runs on Tuesday nights at 19:00-21:00 and lasts for 5 weeks.

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Survival Spanish

​​These short courses provide an introduction to the language with some 'survival' skills allowing you to greet somebody, indicate difficulty in understanding someone, exchange simple information about yourself, make some simple requests, and find your way to a specific place.  The courses are also ideal tasters for the Level 1 language courses starting in September 2018.

This course runs on Wednesday nights at 19:00-21:00 and lasts for 8 weeks.

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