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  1. Return to Spanish (lower intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elisabet Rodriguez
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your lower intermediate Spanish. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 upper course in September.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  2. Ways into advanced film studies: film theory
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This advanced level film studies course will introduce you to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film. It will consider some of the earliest attempts to think about film, studies that borrowed methodologies from other disciplines. As early as 1915, for example, writers were applying psychology to film analysis, exploring the emotional responses of audiences to this still new medium. Early theorists argued for film as a distinct art form, and we will examine a number of their key texts. In the 1960s, film studies began to develop as a specific subject of study in universities in the US and the UK, once again deploying perspectives from other subject areas. We will examine a number of these theories and consider their continued importance for the analysis and understanding of film today.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's historical evolution.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  4. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  5. Charleston: general level
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    The Charleston is a fun, easy and uplifting dance and this solo dancing course will have you moving with speed, vitality, and expression. With toe tapping Jazz music from the 1920s and beyond you will learn original Charleston dance steps and moves, improve your musicality and improvisation. A great way to get fit whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  6. Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
  7. Italian 3 conversation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This skills-based course is for intermediate learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations. We will be looking at both formal and informal scenarios, and the aim is to help you to feel more comfortable speaking Italian in order to improve your fluency.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  8. Spanish beginners: module 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for complete beginners. You will be able to continue by joining Spanish beginners: module 1B if you want more than just an introduction.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  9. French 3 upper: conversational French
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Radet
    Come and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  10. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed Spanish beginners: module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS1111 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Italian 2 listening skills
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Italian and aims to provide you with special training in how to listen more effectively to spoken Italian in a variety of different contexts. You'll also look at elements of Italian pronunciation to give you a better idea of how Italian is spoken.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Tales of transformation: Ovid’s Metamorphoses
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nikoletta Manioti
    So many works of arts refer, in one way or another, to Ovid's Metamorphoses. In this course, you'll become familiar with some of the most memorable stories in this masterpiece and begin to understand why its stories are - and have been - so universally fascinating and influential.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  13. America in the 70s: culture and society
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene, Mark Malcomson, Paul Sutton, Patricia Sweeney, Dafydd Townley, Ian Tucknott
    Journey through the history, literature, film, music and art of the 70s, an era of economic struggle and cultural change. While America continued to reflect aspects of 60s social upheaval, a more energised 'New Right' was emerging in defense of political conservatism and the traditional family, schisms that still exist today. We investigate the cross currents across the many facets of the 70s through a 'taster' of each subject area.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  14. "From Birth to Battle: The RAF, 1914-1945"
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Matthew Powell




    This course will explore how air power developed in Britain between 1914 and 1945.







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    Dr. Powell a Teaching Fellow in Air Power and Strategic Studies at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell as part of the Portsmouth Military Education Team. He holds a PhD in Modern History from the University of Birmingham. His first book The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943: A History of Army Co-operation Command was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. He has published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals and is a regular TVP World (Poland) and British Forces TV. His current research investigates the relationship between the Air Ministry and the British aircraft industry in the inter-war period.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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