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  1. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting in January.



    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
  2. Italian beginners: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mariangela Pilloni
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Becoming confident in digital skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (beginner)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you know the basics of emailing and internet use? Are you ready to work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook? Then this course is for you. You will start learning how to word process, use spreadsheets and create presentations, vital skills in today’s world inside and outside the workplace. You will also learn the most essential aspects of Outlook so you can send and receive emails and organise them. You will develop these skills by working on key tasks such as letter-writing, budgeting, presenting and contacting work colleagues. By the end of the course you will be able to create well-presented short texts such as letters, design simple budgets and tables, produce effective and attractive presentations and email them to friends and work colleagues. Start your journey today!



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  4. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paola North
    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.'.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
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  5. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Silvana Vistola
    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 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Spanish beginners: small group
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gracia Chinchilla, Eleni Dalkafouki
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. This course has a maximum of 8 learners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 1-5 of Ele Actual A1 (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers).
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £155.00
  7. ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 3 reading and writing)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you quite confident in your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot of mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so that you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story and write a long email or letter. There will be reading and writing exams.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name)..



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £140.00
  8. ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 reading and writing)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you now a confident speaker and writer of English? Can you communicate quite easily in your daily life, understand people around you and read and write about everyday subjects? This intermediate course will help you speak, read and write about more complicated topics with greater accuracy. You will learn how to make a presentation, write formally and informally, and read about more challenging and interesting subjects. There will be reading and writing exams in July.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £175.00
  9. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Billie Manning
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  10. Essential digital skills for the workplace: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (foundation-level 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? Do you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market? Then this is the course for you. Suitable for those who already have some knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, this course will give you the confidence to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint within the workplace so you can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You will learn the key skills needed to word process, handle data and produce clear digital. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Learn English - discover London, its history, culture and people (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London, its history, culture and people at the same time? On this course, you will visit places of interest and learn about the history of these places especially about the different people and cultures who have lived there, and about important events which have shaped the city. You will do your own research and so improve your reading and writing skills as well as your speaking and listening. In addition, you will feel more at home in London and able to participate in its rich and diverse life.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  12. ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 3 speaking and listening)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects, and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot of mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story and write a long email or letter. In February, there will be a speaking and listening exam.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £140.00
  13. ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 speaking and listening)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you now a confident speaker and writer of English? Can you communicate quite easily in your daily life, understand people around you, and read and write about everyday subjects? This intermediate course will help you speak, read and write about more complicated topics with greater accuracy. You will learn how to make a presentation, write formally and informally, and read about more challenging and interesting subjects. There will be a speaking and listening exam in February.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £175.00
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