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Learning a new language can be both fun and rewarding. You may be planning a holiday abroad or it may be the first step to a new life in a foreign country. Whatever your reasons, Learning Pembrokeshire offers a wide range of language courses to suit everyone - from the complete beginner to the more advanced learner.

What languages can I learn?

Courses are currently available in the following languages:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

How do I know what level I need?

Holiday courses: These courses aim to provide you with survival skills essential to help you enjoy and make the most of your stay in a foreign speaking country. You will develop a practical understanding of the basics of the language and learn to communicate successfully.

Year 1: This course aims to give you a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable you to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

Year 2: This course aims to develop your understanding of the language. It will help to deal confidently with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

Year 3: This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. It will help you to develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language

Year 4: This course will help you to develop your language skills even further, through the study of advanced grammar; contemporary text and recordings, and other aspects of modern culture. Classes will give you the opportunity to improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 2-3 years

Year 5: This advanced level course is aimed at those who have studied the language for 3-4 years and wish to practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the language at an advanced level

What qualifications are available?

Although some classes are accredited, not all classes lead to a formal qualification. However, your tutor will give you regular feedback about your progress, providing you with an individual learning plan to record your personal goals and achievements.

How long is the course?

Language courses run for between one and two hours a week, over three terms of ten weeks each. Holiday courses tend to run over one or two terms only.

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ID: 11483, revised 18/07/2024
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