Extra-Curricular Languages

I have not studied languages for a long time – will I cope?

Many attendees have not studied languages for a varying period of time and so the classes are specifically designed to cater for the needs of learners in this situation.

Will I have to do homework?

It will help your learning if you do any homework that the tutor sets but it is not essential to do so.

I am not sure which level to start at.  How can I find out?

Please see our course descriptions and levels for further information and take advantage of the opportunity to meet the teachers before the programme begins.

English isn’t my first language.  Will I be able to cope on the course?

Yes, we welcome students from all linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and it’s unlikely you’ll be the only student in your class in this position.

Will I need to buy a textbook before the start of the course?

Not necessarily.  Some tutors follow a course textbook and it is useful for learners have something to work from between classes, but other tutors produce their own materials.

What is included in the course fee?

Your course fee includes tuition, which will normally take the form of one 2 hour block of teaching every week together with any handouts provided by the tutor.

Where are the classes held?

All classes take place in either the Schofield or the Brockington Building. Specific room numbers for individual courses can be found in the ‘Additional Information’ section for the course you are looking at.

Can I attend a class before I enrol? 

No.  You will need to enrol on a course before attending as places are limited and fill up quickly.

How do I enrol on a course?

The easiest way to enrol is though the Online Store.  Extra-Curricular language courses run from October-May. You will need to pay for your course at the time or registration.

Can I join a class after the start date?

You may be allowed to join classes after the start date, normally provided that no more than two classes have taken place. If you wish to do so, you must first check the availability of places with Languages@lboro.ac.uk, who will then seek permission for you to join the class.

What happens if I can’t attend a class? 

You will normally be able to catch up without undue difficulty. Messages can be passed on to your tutor if you email languages@lboro.ac.uk.

What happens if I have to withdraw from a course – will I get my money back? 

Refunds will be given if you withdraw before the start of the course, but once the course has begun only at the discretion of the Department.

How are the courses assessed? 

There is no formal assessment at the end of the course, but students have the option to  take Asset Languages tests, on payment of the fee charged by the OCR exam board.

Will I get a certificate for completing the course? 

If you pass an Asset Languages test you will received an OCR certificate. You can also request a certificate of attendance which will be issued if you have attended a minimum of 70% of the course.

I am on the waiting list?  How will I know if I get a place?

When the course is full there will be the option of adding yourself to the waiting list.   If a space becomes available the first person on the waiting list will be contacted by the department informing them there is a space.

I would like to talk to somebody, who do I contact?

If you would still like to talk to somebody about the Language courses, please contact Languages on 01509 222977.

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