What is the course about?
Bridge is a partnership game requiring four players and is the most exciting of card games. This course is designed
to introduce students to the world of playing bridge. There will be 6 sessions with a break halfway through.
What will we cover?
Bridge is a game of two parts: the bidding and the play. From the outset, you will be playing cards and will learn how to choose and play a ‘contract’. Over 6 weeks you will gain a good grounding in understanding the principles that underpin the bidding system which is unique to the game of bridge.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
* Define bridge terms such as ‘declarer’, ‘dummy’ and ‘making tricks’.
* Recognise hands that are suitable to play in a trump suit or no trumps.
* No what hands are suitable for opening 1NT
* make strong and weak responses to partner’s opening 1NT.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is aimed at complete beginners. A good understanding of English is essential.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is very much a ‘hands on’ course where you will be playing cards immediately. In addition, there will be
worksheets and quizzes to help consolidate learning. You do not need to do anything outside the class but you will
be encouraged to do so. A link to download a bridge programme enabling you to play on a PC at home will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need only bring notepad and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If there is a demand, a progression course could be offered in the summer term and beyond.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details