All Courses at Beaumont School

Beaumont's evening language classes are for adults. Develop your conversational, reading, writing and listening skills with experienced adult teachers. Most are native speakers. Classes are stimulating, friendly and fun, with the focus on developing conversational skills alongside reading and listening. You will be advised which course books to buy. Look on the individual course pages for more details about each language class.

Classes run for ten weeks per term and are structured to run for three terms during the year, providing 30 classes in total.

Beginners Courses are suitable for people with no knowledge of the language or who have a little knowledge and wish to start learning from the beginning again. We start in September and continue throughout the Spring and Summer Term, so if you wish to join the Beginners Course in either January or May you will need to have some experience of the language already. 

Continuers Courses are for those who have been learning for about a year. They are a continuation of the beginners course from last year, but are of course open to anyone with some experience of speaking the language. 

Intermediate Courses are for those who have been learning for two years or more or who have done GCSE or O Level in the past and would like to refresh their skills. These classes are non-exam classes which will be following the GCSE syllabus.

Advanced Classes are suitable for those who are post GCSE standard.  There is a wide range of experience levels in these classes. 

Monday 7-9pm

  • Spanish Continuers Afternoon Class 
  • Spanish Continuers Evening Class  
  • French Beginners
  • Italian Continuers 
  • Italian Advanced
  • German Intermediate (GCSE non exam class) 
  • Spanish beginners

Tuesday 7 - 9pm

  • German Advanced
  • Spanish Advanced 

Wednesday 7 - 9pm

  • Italian Beginners  
  • German Beginners 
  • Spanish Intermediate ( GCSE non exam class)   

Thursday 7 - 9pm

  • Italian Intermediate
  • German Continuers 
  • Spanish Intermediate  
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Create your own individual one-off textile pieces experimenting with a range of decorative techniques including: fabric painting, free machine embroidery, hand embroidery, applique-painted bondaweb, dissolvable fabric. Make a bag, table runner, cushion cover or decorative wall hanging or item of your choice. Suitable for beginners as well as those who have attended previous courses.

 

" Lyndsey is an inspirational and gifted teacher. She inspires us to experiment and develop our skills and ideas using fabrics and other materials. It is wonderful to use the school facilities and equipment to try new things . I have produced some lovely textile pieces and have learned so much, how to use freehand machine embroidery, to use batik methods, to use wet and needle felting and appliqué . With Lyndsey's encouragement and teaching I have gained confidence and love my two hours on a Wednesday evening. " 

"It has been great spending time with people who enjoy being creative and Lynsey is such an encouraging teacher." JH

 

To enrol for the course, email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk or call Carole on 01727 754113.

 

"It's a fabulous course - am enjoying it immensely." BR

"The textiles course is a oasis in my busy and demanding life. I love the creativity it brings out in me. I don’t manage to finish many pieces of work, but the skills and work I learn are varied and new. I love felt making and batik and I would never had the opportunity to try either anywhere else. Thank you for putting such a great course on." MJ


See the testimonials page for more feedback on this course.

 This is the first term of the beginners course and ideal for people who are new to the language or who studied a long time ago and would like to refresh their knowledge.  Taught by an experienced adult language teacher.

To enrol for a place please contact Carole Heselton to register your interest on 01727 754113 or email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk

 

" I have had a brilliant time learning French this year.  Carrie has made it lots of fun."

 

"Thank you very much for this years beginners French lessons, I really feel it has helped me gain confidence and a broader understanding of the language. Carrie was a lovely teacher"


Suitable for people who have learned for more than a year or who have a recent knowledge of French. Taught by excellent, very experienced native speaker. Emphasis on speaking and conversation.

"With respect to Helene's teaching, I believe she is the best French teacher I have had over all the years I have been studying French at evening classes - by a country mile (or kilometre). She is encouraging and, in particular, she provides a safe environment to attempt speaking French.  The classes are great. " PM

" I have enjoyed learning French again and particularly find the way Helene mixes the lessons withg a variety of listening, reading and conversation has given me more confidence around the language." CC

The French Intermediate Course is designed for people who have been studying French for two to three years or are regular speakers. The focus is on developing speaking and conversational skills. Taught by a very experienced native speaker. If you would like to develop your French skills, why not come and join us?

"With respect to Helene's teaching, I believe she is the best French teacher I have had over all the years I have been studying French at evening classes - by a country mile (or kilometre). She is encouraging and, in particular, she provides a safe environment to attempt speaking French.  The classes are great. " PM

"Helene is a fabulous teacher and provides very stimulating sessions with a focus on current affairs in France as well as detail of grammar and vocabulary, a very valuable experience particularly the verbal interaction." CB

 

 

Contact Carole Heselton for more information, to reserve a place or obtain an enrolment form on 01727 754113 or email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk