Modern Language Courses

New: GCSE, A Level and Beginners Teen Online Classes Starting in June 2020

6 week courses in Spanish, Italian and French - £80

  

Learning a language is one of the most rewarding and useful things that your child can do. We want to help give them the confidence they need in their foreign language. We know that with the current situation, a lot of our young learners have missed a lot of valuable time learning their foreign languages. We have created focused, fun, online courses to help fill this knowledge gap, prepare them for next years study, and to also provide invaluable, excellent language teaching at an affordable cost.

Beginners

For children aged between 11 - 13 (going into UK school year 7 - 9):

Fall in love with foreign languages! Our experienced and very friendly teachers will have you speaking in your foreign language from day one! You will have 2 x 45 minutes classes per week (on Monday and Thursday 4.30 - 5.15pm) packed full of fun, interactive games, aimed to build your confidence in all aspects of your chosen language.

GCSE

For young teens aged between 13 - 14 (going into UK school year 10 + 11):

Our excellent teachers are experienced in teaching young teens who are studying for a GCSE language. We know that you have missed valuable time learning your language, and our friendly teachers are ready to get you back on track with your GCSE language learning. Because we know that being able to communicate verbally in your foreign language is one of the most important parts of language learning, our teachers will put a big focus on encouraging your confidence in the spoken language, honing in on your core GCSE topics. You will gain valuable experience practicing your foreign language, and will be able to continue your studies confidently. You will have 1 x 1.5 hour class per week on Tuesday afternoon 4.30 - 6pm.

A Levels

For teens aged between 15 - 17 (going into UK school year 12 + 13):

Our excellent and experienced teachers will help you gain the confidence you need in your foreign language as you prepare to study for your A levels. We know that you have missed valuable time practicing and studying your foreign language. Through our excellent teaching, we want to prepare you for future studies. We will focus on the A level topics you will need to know, while giving you the added benefit of practicing your spoken language with our accomplished teachers. You will have 1 x 1.5 hour class per week on Wednesday afternoon 4.30 - 6pm.

 

Don’t see the course you would like above? Please tell us what kind of course you are looking for.

We will open-up new courses if we get enough interest in them.

 

Find out more about our online language courses:

 

Meet the Teachers

Many of our returning students will already be familiar with our foreign langauge teachers. Here are videos from some of our teachers. They are looking forward to seeing you all again online, and excited to meet new students too.

Ana, Spanish teacher

Alexandra, Spanish teacher

Sidney, Mandarin teacher

 

Student Testimonials

"Alexandra is a great teacher. She always makes the classes fun and is open to suggestions about what we would like to cover." - Barry

“The classes have gone very well so far. They are enjoyable and fun, and challenging at the same time. We do activities with a range of difficulties and a range of different styles (such as listening, reading etc.). I’m very happy with Alexandra’s teaching style.” – Abigail

"Ana is great and very patient and I feel it is a good learning pace. [I] find it a really great learning environment, a really friendly class and Ana ensures everyone participates, and in a way that feels very comfortable even to the less confident of characters. Having not studied a language since secondary school (about 15 years ago), I'm really enjoying this new found passion and I think Ana and IH have played a huge part in that so thank you :) " - Kat

"I think Ana is very confident with the technology and I know from my own mistakes that she is patient with those who are not so sure. Zoom is very user friendly and on the second week I felt quite happy using it. I think the fact that Ana can put us in 'rooms' to work with other students is a real asset to a teacher as students are often reluctant to stand up and move round !" - Norma

"Ana is a delightful person and a gifted teacher.  She provides well-planned, varied lessons and is methodical and precise in her approach to grammar.  She is also very encouraging." - Sue

“Had a great on-line lesson with Anna yesterday.” – Michael

“Thank you very much for arranging the online lesson with Ana. We are now experienced 'Zoom' users, and will look forward to more fun lessons!” – Richard and Audrey

 

FAQs

I have never done an online course before, what will it be like?

We know that this is a new experience for many students. Our online course will be very similar to a classroom experience, in many ways:

  • Your teacher will have prepared fun activities to keep you motivated and focused.
  • You will experience the language through different mediums, like watching video clips and listening to audio.
  • You will have pair work activities aimed to get all students actively participating and practicing their language.
  • Your teacher will be able to use a virtual whiteboard to write down key language points.

How will they differ from classroom lessons?

  • You can save the teachers virtual whiteboard! This is great to save as notes on your laptop or computer.
  • Another bonus to having classes online, is that many of the classes will be recorded. This means that you can re-watch a class if you want to go back over some parts that you want to practice more.

 

What do I need for an online class?

You will need:

  • A WIFI connection at home
  • A laptop or computer is best. You can however access the classes on a tablet or a mobile phone too.
  • Either a quiet space where you can go online, or a headset with a mic. (You can use the headphones that come with your phone that have a mic-piece).
  • A pen and paper to take some notes.

 

I am not the best at computers, will there be some help with logging in?

Yes. Each student will receive a video on how to log into Zoom. Once you have done it once, it is quite easy. You will also receive a code and password for your class, which you use every time you login.

With this code and password, you will be able to login to your class even before it begins. This allows you to see what the classroom will look like, get familiar with some of Zoom’s features and to test your mic, speakers and camera a few days ahead of your class.

You will also have our foreign language phone number that you can call if you need any help logging into your first lesson. We will do our best to get you online.

 

What online teaching platform are you using?

We will be using Zoom. Zoom is very easy to use and has some wonderful features that makes it feel like you are in a real classroom.

 

How many students are there per class?

There is a max of 10 students per class.

We will also need a minimum of 4 students to run a class.

 

We are hosting classes for a variety of ages, levels and languages over the coming months. Our online classes are designed to get you talking in your target language from day one.

 

What if the coronavirus lockdown is lifted while my course is still running?

Most classes are scheduled after work and school hours, so you should still be able to continue with your online classes. If you have any questions about this, you can always give me an email or call: fl@ihbristol.com / 07403 379575

 

Will you have any classes running in June and July?

Yes! In the event, that the UK coronavirus lockdown extends into June and July, we are planning to create more dynamic and engaging courses online. We are currently exploring creative ideas to keep you entertained, active and learning.

 

Have a Question?

Get in touch:

fl@ihbristol.com

07403 379575


Winter 2020 (Current Term) Important Dates:

Winter Term Ends: w/e 14th May

 

Other options

One-to-one or small group lessons

  • £69 per hour (1:1) / £84 per hour (1:2)
  • Packages of 10 lessons available with a 5% discount
  • Please check our Price_List or email us for more information
  • We advise booking at least a week in advance

In-company courses

  • Tailor-made language courses to suit your business’ needs
  • Very flexible on timings and location, and completely personalised
  • Please email us for details or make an enquiry

 

 

Free Exercises

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