Waingels Adult Centre,
Denmark Avenue, Woodley,
Reading, RG5 4RF
New and returning learners:
Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.
See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.
If you have studied the basics of this language before, this course will help you to build your fluency and use the language with greater confidence.
You will develop the basic language skills you will need for everyday conversations and improve your confidence in speaking and listening through the practise of common phrases.
You can check your language level with our downloadable guide on this page or check the entry requirements below.
You'll learn in a fun and supportive environment through a variety of engaging activities and the tutor will use a range of resources (videos, games, role-plays and handouts) to supplement the course book.
Please note: this course does not run during the half- term/ end-of-term breaks.
What I'll learn
The topics of the lessons will likely include:
- Travelling and buying tickets
- Types of holidays
- Talking about the weather
- Talking about hobbies
- Parts of the body; saying what hurts, describing symptoms
- Saying and asking what you have done
- Reporting lost property
These may vary depending on the learners’ ability on the course
This course does not lead to a formal qualification, but we are happy to discuss ways to take a formal qualification.
How I'll learn
Teaching methods include:
- Audio/visual stimulation and immersion
- Teacher-led, formal instruction
- Group and pair work
You will have the chance to use the language in real-life situations through fun and engaging role-plays and lively group discussions.
You will also have access to specialised websites for home learning.
Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your language skills according to your own specific needs.
Read the 'can do' statements below. Which statements apply to you?
- I can greet people and make introductions
- I can give personal information (name, address, nationality, job etc)
- I can use this language's alphabet
- I can ask/tell the time
- I can order some food and drinks
- I can talk about my free time
- I can use the present tense and the present perfect
- I can book a hotel room in person
- I can describe people and things (eg, my family, my house)
- I can shop for food and clothes (colour, size etc)
- I can describe people (physical and character)
- I can ask/give directions
If at least nine of the above statements apply to you, a Foundation Course (either semester/phase) should be suitable for you, although it is recommended that, if possible, you do semester 1 before semester 2.
If you're unsure, call 0800 612 6008 or contact us here with any questions you may have and we'll get you on the right course.
How to Apply
You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register your contact details online and verify your account
- Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course
Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.
This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.