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  • Enrol now for Beginners Spanish

    Updated: 14th December 2023

    Enrol now for beginners classes starting in January 2024.

    Spanish Beginners

    Mondays 6.30-7.45pm with A Barton, online, starting 15th January 2024.

    Contact us by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enrol and for further information.

    All language tuition at the Centre is in small friendly groups with an emphasis on practical conversation skills.

    For more information about how our classes work, please see Information for Students and Conditions of Enrolment for Group Classes

    A full range of classes for complete beginners in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Japanese will start in September 2024.  
     

    Higher level language skills?

    If you are looking for a class at post-beginners level and above, please download our full timetable and find a class for to suit your needs.
    Then contact us to check availability by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Our full timetables and enrolment forms are available here.

    Unless otherwise stated, all beginners classes shown on these timetables started in September 2023 and it may be possible to enrol if you already have some knowledge subject to a space being available.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Hitchin Language Centre


     

     

  • Full Timetable from September 2023

    Updated: 14th December 2023

    Enrolling in our group classes

    All language tuition at the Centre is in small friendly groups with an emphasis on practical conversation skills.

    Students with exsiting knowledge can join at any time of year providing there is space available. 

    We offer online and 'in person' group classes in a wide range of languages and levels.

    Numbers are usually limited to six to eight students per class. You are never committed to more than half a term of classes at a time.

    For beginners classes see here. Please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

    1. These are our full timetables covering classes at all levels. 
    French timetable

    German timetable

    Italian timetable

    Spanish timetable

    Other Languages timetables

    Unless otherwise stated, all beginners classes shown on these timetables started in September 2023 and it may be possible to enrol if you already have some knowledge subject to a space being available.

    2. Here is information to help you find your level.

    See our guide to levels. If you are unsure of your level don't hesitate to contact us for advice.

    Please note: timetables are correct at the time of writing. In exceptional circumstances the day, time and format of classes may be subject to alteration.

    3. Check that you understand the way our classes work.

    Read information for students which explains our terms and how fees are calculated. Please read Conditions of Enrolment for Group Classes.

    As far as possible, we organise the timetable so that students remain in the same group with the same tutor and at similar times of the week year on year, as they progress in their learning. We believe that this consistency and continuity promotes effective learning.

    4. Contact us to enrol

    Please get in touch to see if there are places available in the language and level of class you are interested in. 

    The quickest way to reach us is to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one of our team will let you know the options and details of how to enrol.

    It helps us if you can state the language you are interested in, your level and whether you prefer online or in person classes. Also please specify any particular classes you have identified. 

     

    We look forward to welcoming you to Hitchin Language Centre. 

     

     

  • Group classes for adults

    Updated 2nd July 2023

    How are courses organised?

    We organise our classes into 7 levels: Beginners, Post-Beginners, Pre-Intermediate, Lower-Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Lower Advanced and Upper Advanced. All levels are offered in some languages but not available in all.

     

    How Do I Choose the Correct Level?

    If you are an absolute beginner then you should join a beginner class at the very start. Details of new beginners classes are available here. Most beginners classes start in September or January each year.  On the downloadable timetables classes marked as ‘beginner’ may have already begun and would only be suitable if a student has some prior knowledge of the language.

    For other levels please consult the Guide to Your Level,which will help you decide the best level for you. If you are in doubt, please email us with a brief summary of your experience of the language you wish to study and we will be happy to advise you. You can then select a class from our list of timetables which can be downloaded here.

     

    How long do the Courses Last?

    Our academic year takes the same schedule of North Hertfordshire Schools and is divided into 6 half-term periods (usually 6 or 7 weeks long). Students are committed to paying for a half-term block at a time and therefore, can choose how long they wish to study for. Normally, the classes will continue for the whole academic year (September – July) and often keep running for many years, with their level name being changed to reflect the progress made.

     

    What is the Cost and How Are Payments Made?

    The cost of group classes is based on an hourly rate (£9.50 Sept 2023 – July 2024) for groups of 5 students or more. The majority of students now pay by electronic bank transfer which is usually made directly to the tutor.

     

    Do Classes Use Textbooks?

    Textbooks are generally used for beginner and intermediate levels and tutors try to adopt the same texts for each language to allow more flexibility to change classes is needed. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials.

     

    How large are the Classes?

    We believe that is very important that each student has the chance to speak and contribute in a lesson and therefore, we aim for no more than 8 students in a class.

     

  • How do I enrol?

    Updated 1st March 2023

    Beginners classes

    Please see our beginners course information for details.

    Higher Level classes

    For students with some existing knowledge looking to join an existing class, please read information for students which explains how our classes work.

    Please then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following details:

    • Language and level. Please tell us something about your existing knowledge, referring to our Guide to Your Level.
    • Days and times when you are available for an online weekly class.
    • A contact telephone number.

    We will then check to see if there are places in a suitable class and get back to you.

    If there is a potential space, the next step is for the tutor to contact you for an informal chat by phone or online.

    After that if you wish to join the class, we ask you to complete an enrolment form and pay for the remaining classes in the current half term. To get an idea of the amount you will need to pay please refer to our current fee rates and term dates or contact us for assistance.

    Please ensure you read our Conditions of enrolment.

     

  • Languages on offer

    Updated 1/9/23

    Hitchin Language Centre has a pool of experienced and qualified tutors in the languages shown in the table below.

    We offer small group and private tuition.

    For more details please visit our home page.

    French
    German
    Greek (Modern) 
    Italian
    Japanese
    Mandarin
    Spanish

     

    We are always interested in expanding the range of languages we can offer. For more details please see Tutors wanted

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Hitchin Language Centre
Eastway Enterprise Centre
7 Paynes Park
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1EH 

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