Centre for English and World Languages

high quality language and pathway programmes


Language Express 20 week courses at Canterbury

Open to anyone who wants to learn a new language - no need to be a University of Kent student

The Centre for English and World Languages offers eleven 20 week Language Express courses beginning in October. We offer courses at a number of different levels. Please see below for further information:

Languages Available

11 Languages to choose from at different levels starting in October

Arabic

arabic language express

Class times:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Kenan Al-Hares

N.B. University of Kent students are also able to take this language as a module. For more information, please visit our World Language webpage.

 

 

The teacher was very engaging and easy to follow

~ Moonira Mamoo

 

Dutch

french language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Dieter Declerq

 

 

New for 2018!

French

french language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00 OR Tuesday, 16:00-18:00
  • Post-Beginners: Thursday, 18:00-20:00
  • Intermediate: Wednesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Marine Authier

N.B. University of Kent students who are taking part in the MA Paris programme may be eligible for funding for the A1 French Beginners course. This class will take place on Monday, 18:00-20:00.

 

 

Valerie is a fantastic teacher: engaging, funny and patient. She always has time for every student and goes above and beyond for every lesson.

~ Kayleigh Buckingham

German

german language express

Class times are as follows:
Beginners:

  • Group A - Tuesday 18:00-20:00
  • Group B - Tuesday 15:00-17:00

Post-Beginners:

  • Thursday, 18:00-20:00

Intermediate:

  • Wednesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutors: Svenja Glass (Beginners), Ann Kinzer (Post-beginners, Intermediate)

 

 

The course is well-taught and entertaining; and very good value for money.

~ Martin Scofield

Italian

italian language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00
  • Post-Beginners: Thursday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Silvia Bellucci

N.B. University of Kent students who are taking part in the MA Rome programme may be eligible for funding for the A1 Italian Beginners course. This class will take place on Wed 15:00-17:00. Subject to availability.

 

The course was well organised, giving us a multi- aspect approach to the language we were learning

~ Charis Antoniou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese

japanese language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00
  • Post-Beginners: Thursday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: TBC

N.B. University of Kent students are also able to take this language as a module. For more information, please visit our World Language webpage.

 

 

Undertaking a Language Express course has not only increased my knowledge of Japanese but also of Japanese culture. Whatever language you wish to learn, Language Express is a great way to get started!

~ Daphne Siapno

Mandarin

mandarin language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00
  • Post Beginners: Thursday, 18:00-20:00
  • Intermediate: Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00

Tutor name: Jihong Li

N.B. University of Kent students are also able to take this language as a module. For more information, please visit our World Language webpage.

 

 

Mrs Li has been an excellent teacher, with enormous patience...The content and pace of the course are perfect.

~ Ming Hang Henry Chung

 

 

 

Modern Greek

greek language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Michele Spurdle

 

 

 

 

Portuguese

portuguese language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00
  • Post Beginners: Thursday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Maria Duke

 

 

 

The structure of the course is great. The teacher is also fantastic with a great sense of humour.

~ Shireen Al-Busaidi

Will definitely help me to understand and communicate more when I next visit Brazil or Portugal.

~ Martin Ridout

Russian

russian language express

Class times are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesday, 18:00-20:00
  • Post Beginners: Wednesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor name: Olga Godsell

N.B. University of Kent students are also able to take this language as a module. For more information, please visit our World Language webpage.

 

 

I found this course enjoyable because it made a language that, at times can be very complicated and difficult, easy to learn. The structure of the course allowed us to practice our Russian while also learning about various topics such as famous Russian writers or cities thereby expanding our knowledge of not only the language but also its history and culture.

~ Paul Michael Graystone

 

Spanish

spanish language express

Class times are as follows:Beginners:

  • Group A - Tuesday 18:00-20:00
  • Group B - Wednesday 18:00-20:00

Post-Beginners:

  • Thursday, 18:00-20:00

Intermediate:

  • Wednesday, 18:00-20:00

Tutor: Margarita Prieto-Acosta, Silvia Belluci (Beginners B)

 

 

 

Our teacher, Margarita, is extremely skilled in ensuring that students at all levels of comprehension have understood the material.

~ Liane Blades

This course provides a really good grounding for learning the language and has encouraged me to continue.

~ Gill Tobin

 

 

 

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Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 05/10/2018