New Course Offer Explained

For 2022/23 the Modern Languages offer has been updated and streamlined to provide you with very clear guidance in terms of the courses that are appropriate for your skills and progression.

See below an explanation of how the 22/23 offer matches the 21/22.  

For further information, please contact an advisor at art@rhacc.ac.uk. For exisiting students, please contact your course tutor.

New Course Names: Explanation:

Replaces (example) :

Beginners Stage 1 Courses are suitable for total beginners (i.e., you have never learnt the language before, or you may have attended a short course a while ago but remember very little). A Taste of French Parts 1; French Year 1 Stage 1; Saturday French -Part 1
(C02523; C02611; C02612; C02891-222301; C02891-222302; C00025; C02524-222301)
Beginners Stage 2 This is the follow on for the Beginners course (e.g., you can structure simple sentences,but you still need to work on the present tense and essential topics to get by)  A Taste of French Parts 2-3; French Year 1 Stage 2 and Stage 3; Saturday French Part 2 
(C02611; C02612; C00026; C02896-222302; C02896; C02524) 
Post Beginners Stage 1 You will have completed Beginners Stage 1 and Stage 2 or will have previously learnt the language at a higher level but need to revise a range of practical topics and learn to use past and future tenses.  French Year 2 Stage 1.
(C00023-222302; C00023)  
Post Beginners Stage 2 You will have completed Beginners Stage 1 and Stage 2, or will have previously learnt the language at a higher level (or for the equivalent 40-60 hours and be ready to revise a range of practical topics and learn to use past and future tenses. French Year 2 Stage 2. (C00024-222301; C00024)
Lower Intermediate Stage 1 You will have learnt the language for two years, but you still need further practice to use future and past tenses confidently. French Year 3 Part 1 and 2.  
(C00238; C02205)
Lower Intermediate Stage 2 You will have learnt the language for two years, but you still need further practice to use future and past tenses confidently. Spanish Year 3 Part 2.
(C02192-222301
Intermediate Stage 1 For those who have learnt the language for around three consecutive years and feel comfortable with main tenses. (e.g., you may have completed the Post Beginners and Lower Intermediate levels at RHACC) Spanish Year 4 Stage 1.C02193-222301; C02193-222302) 
Intermediate Stage 2 You will have learnt the language for around three consecutive years and feel comfortable with main tenses. (e.g., you may have completed the Post Beginners and Lower Intermediate levels at RHACC). Spanish Year 4 Stage 2. (C02193-222302; C02194-222302)
Post Intermediate You previously studied the language for four consecutive years at RHACC; or for those recently achieved AS/A2 or completed a CEFR B1 qualification in the language.  Post Intermediate Spanish Conversation (C02728)
Advanced Grammar and Conversation You have previously studied the language at degree level, or you have been studying at RHACC or another centre for at least six. You are likely to be a fluent speaker and wish to focus on advanced grammar. Any Lower advanced conversation classes currently held at RHACC are a continuation of the intermediate conversation courses with a stronger emphasis on cultural aspects of the language. Italian Lower Advanced Conversation - Year 7 (C02731-212301; C02731-212302)

 

Examples of Continuing Grammar and Conversation Courses: Explanation Replaces: 
Post Intermediate Spanish Conversation The course replaces Spanish Year 5 - Introduction to Conversation Part 2 – it is the continuation class for students who have completed Year 5 - Introduction Part 1. In terms of level, you will have learnt the language for four consecutive years and wish to focus more on grammar and everyday conversation. 
Post Intermediate Spanish Conversation (C02728)
Italian Intermediate Conversation and Grammar You will have learnt Italian for at least four consecutive years and wish to focus more on everyday conversation. You may progress on to this course from Intermediate Italian Stages 1 and 2.  Italian intermediate Conversation & Grammar - Year 6.(C02402-222301; C02402-222304; C02402-222302 and 222303)
Italian Intermediate Reading, Pronunciation and Lexicon You will have learnt Italian for at least four consecutive years. Italian Intermediate Reading, Pronunciation & Lexicon (C02856-222301)

 

Advanced Italian Conversation This is a continuation to the Intermediate conversation courses with a stronger emphasis on cultural aspects of the language. Italian Lower Advanced Conversation - Year 7 (C02731-212301; C02731-212302)