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We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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- Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introductionCourse start date: Sun 1 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea MarzanoThis course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Biblical Hebrew advancedCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rachel MontaguDeepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.
- Brazilian Portuguese beginners: module 1Course start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Isabel Dos SantosWith a population of 214 million, Brazil is the sixth largest country in the world by population size. This course aims to introduce you to Portuguese mainly as spoken in Brazil, and is taught by a native Brazilian, though you'll cover other varieties of Portuguese as well. You'll learn how to introduce yourself, talk about yourself and your family, and begin building your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so that you can build a solid base for future study.
- Chinese beginners: module 1Course start date: Mon 2 Oct 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ting PoonLearn to speak Mandarin Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters. Suitable for complete beginners.
- Painting: oil techniques and mediumsCourse start date: Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lindsay PickettOil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of heavy impasto effects and also the most delicate transparent colour films. Explore the different effects that can be created when different oil painting mediums are added to the oil paint. Learn to use a range of these mediums to create excitng and varied surfaces in your painting, expanding your use of texture and glazing.
This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
- German beginners: module 1Course start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Barbara PölletSuitable for complete beginners. The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-5 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). This course is a bit faster so that 2 modules can be covered in 2 terms. It is therefore essential to do a minimum of 1.5 hours homework a week.
- Spanish beginners: module 1Course start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Cristina CasadoLearn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. 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).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Spanish beginners: module 3Course start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amaia IbargüenContinue learning to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for near beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Based on units 11-15 of Ele Actual A1(IF) (libro del alumno) and exercise book (SM Publishers). Suitable if you have completed Spanish beginners: module 2.
- Italian beginners: module 1Course start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mariangela PilloniWith 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.'.
- French beginners: module 1Course start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Yolande Mallet De ChaunyLearn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
- Spanish rápidamente: module 1Course start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amaia IbargüenThis intensive Spanish course is suitable if you already speak a romance language like Italian, French, Portuguese or Romanian, or if you want to learn at a much faster pace. Suitable for beginners. Based on 'Aula Internacional Plus 1' (Nueva Edición, Difusión Publishers).Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Drawing: colour pastel techniquesCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterExplore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
- Great essayists: humourists, firebrands and provocateursCourse start date: Mon 23 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard NilandFrom Henry David Thoreau and George Orwell to James Baldwin and Rebecca Solnit, the essay exists as a literary vehicle for urgent ideas in a range of skillfully controlled literary voices. This class examines the work of classic essayists, delving into the work of both impassioned and reflective non-fiction writers.
- Video blogging with YouTube: introductionCourse start date: Mon 30 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Yolanda De Los Bueis UnanuaLearn how to create a video blog (vlog) in your own YouTube channel. Use YouTube full capabilities as social network, video editor and publisher. Edit and enhance your videos with effects and music using open source software Shotcut. Share and connect your channel with other channels and social networks.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
- Watercolour painting: mixed media techniquesCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul DixonWatercolour has a rich tradition - this course will explore the more experimental ways of using this pleasurable medium and will present new possibilities for producing exciting new work with mixed media. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
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