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 and can be treated as a stand-alone taster or a stepping stone
on to a longer bridge course. During the day you will learn the first principles of playing this rewarding and sociable game.
What will we cover?
Bridge is a game of two parts: the bidding and the play. You will be introduced to minibridge, the nationally-recognised stepping stone to learning bridge. From the outset, you will be playing cards and will learn how to choose and play a ‘contract’. This ‘taster’ will provide 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.
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?
You can join any beginners’ bridge course and might consider joining one of Vanessa King’s longer courses at City Lit.
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