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During this holiday period, choose from a selection of short courses and events before term starts. For full details of our term dates, please visit our Term Dates & Holidays page.

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The Pleasure of Reading: Italian Lower-Intermediate Revision (A1-A2)

About 85% of learning a new language comes from listening and reading. Consisting of original stories, each book is filled with activities to facilitate understanding and encourage students to revise fundamental grammar points and practise their listening, oral and written skills. The Audio book includes both a recording of the text and additional... [More]

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Italian Through Art (A2-B1)

This course revises and expands knowledge of the Italian language through basic readings on Italian art works, artists, and art movements. It is suitable for students with intermediate language skills, or who have completed at least 200 hours of tuition. The course continues study from previous courses, though new artists/periods of art are... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>This course revises and expands knowledge of the Italian language through basic readings on Italian art works, artists, and art movements. It is suitable for students with intermediate language

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28 Jun

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Spanish Grammar Review (A1-A2)

This course covers the grammar of levels A1 and A2 of the European Frame of languages. It is organised in 4 modules, each one providing theory and practice. The course aims at showing that grammar is not something to be afraid of and that getting familiar with grammar makes learners of Spanish more self-confident for using the language in speaking... [More]

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Spanish Intermediate Grammar: Present of Subjunctive (B1)

The use of the subjunctive usually appears to be quite difficult for the speakers of English. The reason for this is that the subjunctive is seldom used in English, where as it is widely used in Spanish. However, the use of the subjunctive is most logical once when understands the meaning of the word subjunctive as with the word indicative. This... [More]

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The Battle of Dien Bien Phu - Vietnam 1954

The battle of Dien Bien Phu from March to May 1954 was not just a tactical defeat for the French colonial forces in Vietnam, but the scene of greater strategic objectives on the world stage in an era of anti-colonialism post-WWII. This lecture will examine the tactics and objectives of the Viet Minh and French forces, as well as comparing the two... [More]

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Drawing for Beginners 2-Day Workshop

This two day workshop aims to systematically set out the basic principles of drawing for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each exercise will progressively build upon the last. Starting with the most elementary forms and geometric shapes, the course aims to gradually introduce the student to more complex forms and challenges... [More]

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The President who let America slide into Civil War

Abraham Lincoln is often honoured as America’s greatest president, but many historians regard his predecessor, James Buchanan, as the country’s worst. The official White House website can find nothing more positive to say about him than that he was ‘the only President to be elected from Pennsylvania and to remain a lifelong bachelor’. Yet his life... [More]

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The A to Z of Creative Writing

Whatever you’re writing – a letter to the editor, a speech, poetry, prose, memoir, fact or fiction – your words will resonate more with an audience when generated from a creative space. Some people are born with this creative flair but it can be taught and it’s never too late to learn. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Cross-check the ABCs of... [More]

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Ramesses II - Egypt’s Last Great Pharaoh

Ramesses II is considered by many historians to be Egypt’s last truly great pharaoh. He ruled Egypt for over 60 years and there are more monuments surviving from his reign than from all other pharaohs combined. He is most notably remembered for his great victory against the Hittites at Qadesh and for the woman who was his favourite wife, Nefertari.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ramesses II is considered by many historians to be Egypt’s last truly great pharaoh. He ruled Egypt for over 60 years and there are more monuments surviving from his reign than from all other

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29 Jun

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French Pronunciation

Most students who learn French tend to have difficulties in pronouncing the language. This usually leads to avoiding speaking French or being scared and ashamed to speak French. Are you very good in grammar and have a wide range of vocabulary, but you don’t feel like speaking simply because you’re afraid that native speakers might not understand... [More]

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