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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Language Courses for Teachers

Free Language Classes:  Learn a language…or another one…or improve one you already speak

Introduction
The DFE have awarded Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance and the University of Southampton funding to support teachers to learn a language. The funding will allow any secondary teacher, or anyone wishing to return to the profession, to improve their language skills in a variety of languages. The highly successful Lifelong Learning team at the University of Southampton will provide language upskilling sessions. Participants will be registered as students of the university, they will have full access to the University’s virtual learning environment, to language learning software and to the physical and online resources of the Library. Some will engage in the Southampton MA Applied Linguistics for Language Learning and Teaching if they choose.

Main features of the programme

• Available in French, German, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. We offer a wide range of evening classes to suit all abilities - from complete beginner to advanced conversationalist.

• Evening classes or intensive summer courses. Evening classes are normally two hours per week over 10 weeks, and the majority are designed to develop all four language skills - speaking, understanding, reading and writing - with an emphasis on speaking and understanding in the class sessions. Intensive courses are normally 15 hours run over 10 days.

• Courses will mainly run at the University of Southampton but can be run in other locations such as Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight or via Skype subject to demand.

Language Upskilling Courses: University of Southampton and Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance
Next available course: Post-beginners/false-beginners Spanish  (Half-term 3 day intensive)
This 15 hour course will help develop your skills in the Spanish language. It will take place over 3 days with 5 hours per day of intensive, but enjoyable study. It will help you to extend your basic skills in Spanish with an emphasis on oral skills for everyday situations. At the end of the course you should have improved your understanding of the grammar and pronunciation of the language together with the confidence to apply these skills in the classroom.  The DFE have awarded Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance and the University of Southampton funding to support secondary teachers to learn a language. The funding will allow any secondary teacher, or anyone wishing to return to the profession, to attend this course for free*.

Location: Mary Rose Academy, Portsmouth

Dates: Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 October 2016

Time: 10.00 to 16.00

*To apply for the course please email lifelonglearning@soton.ac.uk for an application form.

Any teacher who does not qualify for the free scheme is welcome to join the course but a course fee will apply.

Further information
Courses will be available FREE to any secondary teacher, or at cost to anyone else.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers.
If you require 1:1 teaching this can be arranged.
We can also provide courses specifically tailored to your needs or your school: all we need is a minimum of 6 participants per group.
To find out more or register an interest, please email here. and mark your email TSST in the subject line.
Please note that this scheme is open to teachers currently teaching or planning to teach KS4 to prepare for EBACC.
This scheme is funded by the DFE and is not open to the private and independent sectors.

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