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  • 2021/22 Timetable

    Updated: Friday 19 April 2022

    Not too late to enrol!

    We offer online and 'in person' group classes in a wide range of languages and levels. For beginners classes see here.

    If you already have some knowledge of the language it is often possible to enrol part way through the year, subject to spaces in the class.

    Please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

     

    All language tuition at the Centre is in small friendly groups with an emphasis on practical conversation skills.

    Numbers are usually limited to six to eight students per class.

    Please read Conditions of Enrolment for Group Classes which includes a link to our current Covid Advice for Students.

     

    To join a language class:

    1. Select the language and level you require

    Download our new timetables and select a class that suits you.

    French timetable

    German timetable

    Italian timetable

    Spanish timetable

    Other Languages timetables

     

    See our guide to levels. If you are unsure of your level don't hesitate to contact us for advice.

    Please note: timetables are correct at the time of writing. In exceptional circumstances the day, time and format of classes may be subject to alteration.

     

    2. Check that you understand the way our classes work

    Read information for students which explains our terms and how fees are calculated.

    As far as possible, we organise the timetable so that students remain in the same group with the same tutor and at similar times of the week year on year, as they progress in their learning. We believe that this consistency and continuity promotes effective learning.

    3. Download an enrolment form and return with payment

    Enrolment Form

    Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have queries about your enrolment

    Directions to the Centre

     

  • Beginners Classes 2022

    Updated: Friday 19 April 2022

     

    Forthcoming Beginners Classes

    New Beginners classes in our full range of languages will start in September 2022.

    To receive early notice of the timetable and details of how to enrol please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Subject to demand there may be new classes in some languages before this date. Please enquire for details.

     

    Existing students and those seeking higher level classes

    Full timetables and enrolment forms are available here.

     

    How our classes work

    All language tuition at the Centre is in small friendly groups with an emphasis on practical conversation skills.

    Numbers are usually limited to six to eight students per class.

    Fees are £9 per hour payable half termly in advance.

    For more information about how our classes work, please see Information for Students

     

    Covid precautions

    'In person' classes are taught in rooms which allow social distancing and ventilation and with procedures in place to minimise risk of Covid transmission and will revert to an online format if government rules require this. 

    Please read our Conditions of Enrolment for Group Classes which contain a link to Covid Advice for Students.

     

    We look forward to welcoming you to Hitchin Language Centre


     

     

  • Group classes for adults

    Updated 24/11/21

    We offer small group face-to-face classes in the following languages:

    French German Greek Italian Japanese Mandarin Polish Russian Spanish.

    Our current timetables are available on the home page.

    We are perhaps unusual in the continuity provided by our approach to teaching. Once a group of students come together to form a beginners class, they are invited, each half term, to continue in that small group for as long as they wish to keep learning together. This means that once you join a class you can enjoy stability over many years and students who choose to stay typically achieve high levels of proficiency. Naturally people come and go for various reasons, so normally we welcome new students who already know some of the language to join in when spaces become available.

    Our timetable comprises nearly 100 classes spanning the full range of levels, from beginners to advanced, catering for many hundreds of students. Our ethos is to equip students with practical language skills in an informal and friendly setting. 

    If you would like to join an existing class, please refer to our advice on enrolment.

    In addition to group classes, we can provide group or individual tuition in any of the full range of languagescovered by our co-operative of tutors, according to demand.

    If you are a language teacher yourself, please see our list of current vacancies for self-employed tutors.

  • How do I enrol?

    Updated 24/11/21

    Beginners classes

    Please see our home page for details.

    Higher Level classes

    For students with some existing knowledge looking to join an existing class, please read information for students which explains how our classes work.

    Please then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following details:

    • Language and level. Please tell us something about your existing knowledge, referring to our Guide to Your Level.
    • Days and times when you are available for an online weekly class.
    • A contact telephone number.

    We will then check to see if there are places in a suitable class and get back to you.

    If there is a potential space, the next step is for the tutor to contact you for an informal chat by phone or online.

    After that if you wish to join the class, we ask you to complete an enrolment form and pay for the remaining classes in the current half term. To get an idea of the amount you will need to pay please refer to our current fee rates and term dates or contact us for assistance.

    Please ensure you read our Conditions of enrolment.

     

  • Languages on offer

    Updated 24/11/21

    Hitchin Language Centre has a pool of experienced and qualified tutors in the languages shown in the table below.

    Private tuition is available in the full range of languages, subject to the student and tutor finding a mutually agreeable time and method to meet.
    We also offer small group classes in the languages shown unshaded. 

    For more details please visit our home page.

    Czech 
    English
    Hungarian
    Romanian 
    Serbo-Croat
    Turkish
    French
    German
    Greek (Modern) 
    Italian
    Japanese
    Mandarin
    Polish
    Russian
    Spanish

     

    We are always interested in expanding the range of languages we can offer. For more details please see Tutors wanted