If you enjoyed Year 1 Spanish and would like to continue, or if you know the basics already and would like to try your hand at topics such as shopping, pastimes, future plans and buying tickets, then this may well be the course for you!
The book used will be "Pasos 1" Spanish Beginner's Course, 4th Edition.
I have been attending Helen's Intermediate French Class for 1 year now as a means of renewing my dormant French (studied it some 30 years ago!), and I am delighted at the progress I am making. Helen's approach is well structured using clear and friendly materials to illustrate the trickier points of French grammar. She also has a knack of clarifying many mysteries and 'sticking points' of the French language in a way that is easily understood and memorised. Her approach is highly practical and beneficial. The clear explanations of French grammar are excellent, and the multi-disciplined approach helps considerably to consolidate what I am learning. At the moment, we get together once a week for 1½ hours and the time just flies by. You leave each session feeling that achievement has been made. Well done and thank you to Helen and the lively group that make the sessions so enjoyable.
Brendan : French Intermediate
I have been studying Intermediate French with Helen for three years now in an effort to hang onto my last few brain cells as learning languages is so beneficial. I studied French many years ago back in the 70's and my knowledge was very rusty. I like Helen's approach to learning with a solid foundation of grammar alongside conversation and games. I'm not a natural linguist but with Helen's patient help I can now enjoy watching French TV programmes and films and also talk to French friends via the internet - to a degree at any rate! We have a lot of fun and laughter at the classes which all helps with learning and makes the studies so enjoyable. Helen has a relaxed and friendly approach and I certainly wish that I had had this style of teaching when I was at school and college. I highly recommend this course.
Mary Hamnett : French Intermediate
Interesting and varied topics and exercises. Lively presentation and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
French students : French Beginners