Courses

You can enrol on our AUTUMN COURSES here :-)

 

Remember that we do not receive any subsidies or outside grants and we are a not-for profit Community Enterprise

 

Our classes focus on speaking, understanding, pronunciation and cultural awareness. However, syntax, grammar, reading and writing are just as important and will be integrated in the coursework.

Our Tutors are experienced native speakers and we follow the European Language Framework.

Our students rate us as excellent, please see our testimonials page.

CLICK ON THE RELEVANT TAB BELOW TO SEE PROGRAMME

New Year Resolutions!

If you are interested in attending a one-week intensive course (25 hours over a week) early January (Provisional date: 15th January 2018), in one of the following languages, please contact our office

  • Arabic Beginners
  • French Beginners 
  • German Beginners 
  • Japanese Beginners 
  • Spanish Beginners

Each course consists of 25 hours a week (daytime) 

We will consider evening times if the demand is sufficient

The fee for the whole course will be:
Full: £220 (only £8.8 per hour) – Retired & Students: £190 (only £7.6 per hour) – Benefits: £130 (£5.2 per hour)

15% Early Bird discount if you enrol before the 4th December

 

AUTUMN 2017 PROGRAMME

 – 10 weeks at 1h30 each week (courses in pink only).

 – 9 weeks at 1h40 each week (courses in black only).

  8 weeks at 1h50 each week (courses in blue only).

Remember that we do not receive any subsidies or outside grants and we are a not-for profit Community Enterprise.

ALL COURSES START IN OCTOBER (except Turkish, Arabic, Dutch and Polish beginners).

FEES – Full: £132 (only £8.8 per hour) – Retired & Students: £114 (only £7.6 per hour) – Benefits: £78 (£5.2 per hour)

If you don’t hear from us, assume your class is on and at Old Eldon Square

Course Number Tutor Start Day Time Level Enrol
Arabic beginners AR11701 HM November   level 1   info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Chinese beginners CH11701 FL November         level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Dutch beginners DU11701     November level 1 info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
French beginners FR11701 ES Wednesday 25th October 17:45-19:25 level 1 enrol here
French elementary FR11702 ES  Monday 23rd October 17:45-19:25 level 2 enrol here
French intermediate FR11703 SC Monday 23rd October 17:45-19:25 level 3 enrol here
French upper intermediate FR11704 CV Tuesday 17th October 17:45-19:15 level 4/5 enrol here
French advanced FR11705 FA Thursday 19th October 10:30-12:00 level 6 enrol here
French advanced FR11706 FA Thursday 19th October 17:30 – 19:00 level 6 enrol here
German beginners GE11701 JW Tuesday 24th October 17:45-19:25 level 1 enrol here
German elementary GE11702 JW Monday 16th October 17:45-19:15 level 2 enrol here
German upper intermediate-advanced GE11704 AK Monday 23rd October 17:45-19:25 level 4/5 enrol here
Greek beginners GR11701 AC Saturday 21st October  10:00-11:40 level 1 enrol here
Greek elementary GR11702 AC Thursday 19th October 17:45-19:15 level 2 enrol here
Italian beginners IT11701 AA Tuesday 24th October 17:45-19:25 level 1 enrol here
Japanese beginners JA11701 MK Tuesday 17th October 18:15-19:45 level 1 enrol here
Korean Beginners KO11701 YY Saturday 21st October  10:00-11:40 level 1 enrol here
Polish beginners POL11701 DK November       level 1 info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Polish elementary POL11702 DK Monday 23rd October 17:45-19:25 level 2 enrol here
Portuguese beginners POR11701 DM Wednesday 18th October 17:30-19:00 level 1 enrol here
Portuguese elementary-intermediate POR11702 LL Wednesday 25th October 17:30-19:10 level 2/3 enrol here
Russian beginners RU11701 IG Saturday 21st October 10:00-11:40 level 1 enrol here
Russian lower-intermediate RU11702 IG Wednesday 25th October 17:45-19:25 level 2/3 enrol here
Russian upper-intermediate RU11703 IG  Thursday 2nd November 17:45-19:25 level 3/4 enrol here
Spanish beginners SP11701  RM Saturday 21st October 10:00-11:40 level 1 enrol here
Spanish elementary SP11702 RM Monday 16th October 17:45-19:15 level 2 enrol here
Spanish upper intermediate advanced SP11704 RM Thursday 26th October 17:45-19:25 level 5/6 enrol here
Swedish beginners SWE11701 AC  Thursday 26th October  17:45-19:25   level 1  enrol here
Swedish elementary SWE11702 AC Wednesday 18th October 17:45-19:15 level 2  enrol here
Thai beginners TH11701 PI  November 17:45-19:25 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Turkish beginners TU11701 NY   November             level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk

Help with course levels:

  • The Beginners course implies that you have never learned the language.
  • Elementray is the next step up. It implies that you already have some knowledge of the language and roughly corresponds to a GCSE level at entry. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to have a GCSE.
  • Intermediate is the next step up after Elementary. It roughly corresponds to an AS-Level. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to have completed an AS-Level course.

These are just rough guidelines to try and help students make a decision.

We follow The COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES

(you will find a description here: http://www.linguadiversa.co.uk/id36.htm)
You can also take a look at our level descriptors

JANUARY 2018 PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

(=10 weeks = 15 hour tuition)

Remember that we do not receive any subsidies or outside grants and we are a not-for profit Community Enterprise.

All courses start in January except courses in Pink, which are not opened to enrolment yet.

Please contact the office if you are interested.  

FEES for the 15 hour tuition:

 – Full: £132 (only £8.8 per hour) – Retired & Students: £114 (only £7.6 per hour) – Benefits: £78 (£5.2 per hour)

If you don’t hear from us, assume your class is on and at 6, Old Eldon Square, 3rd Floor.

Course      Number Tutor Start Day Time    Level Enrol
Arabic beginners part 1 AR21701 HM January  17:45-19:15 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Chinese beginners part 1 CH21701 FL January 18:00-19:30 level 1 info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Dutch beginners part 1 DU21701    January 10:00-11:30 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
French beginners part 1 FR21700 Saturday 20th January 10:00-11h30 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
French beginners part 2  FR21701 ES  Wednesday 17th January 17:45-19:15 level 1  enrol here
French elementary part 1 FR21702     Saturday 20th January 11:30-13:00 level 2  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
French elementary part 2 FR21703 ES  Monday 15th January 17:45-19:15 level 2  enrol here
French intermediate part 2 FR21704 SC Monday 15th January 17:45-19:15 level 3 enrol here
French upper intermediate part 2 FR21705 CV Tuesday 16th January 17:45-19:15 level 4/5  enrol here
French advanced AM FR21706 FA Thursday 18th January 10:30-12:00 level 6  enrol here
French advanced PM FR21707 FA Thursday 18h January 17:30-19:00 level 6  enrol here
German beginners part 1 GE21700 JW Saturday 20th January 10:00-11:30 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
German beginners part 2 GE21701 JW  Tuesday 16th January 17:45-19:15 level 1  enrol here
German elementary part 1 GE21702 JW Saturday 20th January 11:30-13:00 level 2   info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
German elementary part 2 GE21703 JW Monday 15th January 17:45-19:15 level 2  enrol here
German upper intermediate-advanced part 2 GE21704 AK Monday 15th January 17:45-19:15 level 4/5  enrol here
Greek beginners part 1 GR21700 AC Saturday 20th January   11:30-13:00 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Greek beginners part 2 GR21701 AC Saturday 20th January 10:00-11:30 level 1  enrol here
Greek elementary  part 2  GR21702 AC Thursday 18th January 17:45-19:15 level 2   enrol here
Italian beginners part 1 IT21700   January   level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Italian beginners part 2 IT21701 AA Tuesday 16th January 17:45-19:15 level 1  enrol here
Japanese beginners part 1 JA21700 MK Tuesday 16th January 18:15-19:45 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Japanese beginners part 2 JA21701 MK  Thursday 18th January 18:15-19:45 level 1  enrol here
Korean beginners part 1 KO21700 YY January   level 1  nfo@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Korean beginners part 2 KO21701 YY Saturday 20th January 10:00-11:30 level 1  enrol here
Polish beginners part 1 POL21701 DK  Wednesday 17th January 17:45-19:15 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Polish elementary part 2 POL21702 DK Monday 15th January 17:45-19:15 level 2  enrol here
Portuguese beginners part 1 POR21700 DM January 17:30-19:00 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Portuguese beginners part 2 POR21701 DM Wednesday 17th January 17:30-19:00 level 1 enrol here
Portuguese elementary-intermediate part 2 POR21702     Wednesday 17th January 17:30-19:00 level 2/3 enrol here
Russian beginners part 2 RU21701 Saturday 20th January 10:00-11:30 level 1 enrol here
Russian elementary part 2 RU21702 IG Wednesday 17th January 17:45-19:15 level 2  enrol here
Russian upper-intermediate part 2 RU21703 IG Tuesday 16th January 17:45-19:15 level 4/5  enrol here
Spanish beginners part 1 SP21700             level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Spanish beginners part 2 SP21701  RM Saturday 20th January 10:00-11:30 level 1  enrol here
Spanish elementary part 1 SP21702   January level 2   info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Spanish elementary part 2 SP21703 RM Saturday 20th January (8 weeks) 10:00-12:00 level 2  enrol here
Spanish intermediate advanced part 2 SP21704 RM Thursday 18th January 17:45-19:15 level 5/6  enrol here
Swedish beginners part 2 SWE21701 AC  Thursday 18th January 17:45-19:15 level 1 enrol here
Swedish elementary part 2 SWE21702 AC Wednesday 17th January 17:45-19:15 level 2  enrol here
Thai beginners part 1 TH21701  Wednesday 17th January 17:45-19:15 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk
Turkish beginners part 1 TU21701 NY  Thursday 18th January 17:45-19:15 level 1  info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk

Help with course levels:

  • The Beginners course implies that you have never learned the language.
  • Elementary is the next step up. It implies that you already have some knowledge of the language and roughly corresponds to a GCSE level at entry. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to have a GCSE.
  • Intermediate is the next step up after Elementary. It roughly corresponds to an AS-Level. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to have completed an AS-Level course.

These are just rough guidelines to try and help students make a decision.

NOTE: you will only hear from us if your course is cancelled or postponed. If you don’t hear from us, just turn up for your class on the day at time advertised. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course at short notice if numbers are insufficient. If you have enrolled, you will be notified by e-mail and will receive a refund as soon as possible.

  • OES: Old Eldon Square (no lift but get in touch if you have a mobility issue and we will arrange an alternative venue near The Language Centre)
All venues are very close to Monument Metro. Council Car Parks are free after 5pmVenues correct at the time of publishing but are subject to last minute changes, if this is the case you will be notified by email. Anyone with the right level of knowledge can join a course
 
We will consider running any language or level providing we can get enough students and find a suitable teacher. New courses can start at any time and will offer the same amount of class time. Get in touch if you think we can help.

 

Payment Options

You can pay for your course by all major debit/credit cards using WorldPay at checkout or alternatively you can make a direct bank transfer (preferred method of payment) to:

THE LANGUAGE CENTRE (CIC)
Unity Trust Bank
Sort code: 608301
Account: 20332127

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*If paying by direct bank transfer, your order won’t be complete until funds have cleared in our account.

We reserve the right to cancel a course at short notice if numbers are insufficient. You will only hear from us if your language course is cancelled or postponed. just turn up for your class on the day at time advertised.