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  1. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  2. French beginners intensive: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn to speak French on this intensive, self-contained class for complete beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Introduction to jewellery making
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Noon Mitchelhill
    Learn and develop a range of essential jewellery making techniques and processes for creating metal jewellery. This course is designed for beginners who would like to gain fundamental skills like sawing, filing, sanding, drilling, texturing, forging and soldering. Explore these techniques in set projects and use them to design and make your own pieces.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
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  4. Italian beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Whether you wish to learn Italian in order to make your visits to Italy more enjoyable, or because you'd like to speak with family and friends in their native language, this course will provide the groundwork for you to begin your journey towards fluency. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'







    This course will be a mix of in-person classes and online classes to cater for those who are unable to make it to college every week. The in-person classes will take place on 21September, 12 October, 02 November and 23 November. The others sessions will all be delivered online using Zoom.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  5. Write a short story in a week
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £60.00
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  6. Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you an animator who wants to make props for your animation film, or are you interested in a career in window display? You will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee £479.00 Senior fee £383.00 Concession £311.00
  7. Calligraphy: Spencerian scripts
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Jul 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand. Spencerian script developed from the English Cursive and stands out for its delicately shaded lowercase and prominent capitals. With very intense shadows, obtained with a pointed pen, it is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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