Learning a language means learning speaking, listening, reading and writing, but it also means learning how to speak and understand at speed and automatically, how to speak without errors, how to master the pronunciation, and applying skills such as guessing unfamiliar words and meaning from the context. Language Hub offers a range of different class types, which help improve different aspects of your language skills:
In these classes you will learn how your language works – how to describe things, how to talk in the past and the future, how to talk about events that aren’t real (if I won a million dollars…), how to conjugate your verbs and coordinate your adjectives and all that fun stuff.
Core classes improve your knowledge of the language.
Core classes are the life-blood of your language learning, and are the class to go to if you want to advance your knowledge and communicate with an ever-expanding degree of complexity.
Core classes take place once every week for 1.5 hours. The classes are split into six proficiency levels.
Conversation classes are all about talking. The aim in these classes is not to learn any new material (except some vocabulary), the aim is to practice your existing skills so you can speak and understand more easily, and more fluently.
Conversation classes improve your fluency in your language.
Conversation classes are the best way to gain confidence in speaking, and to speak more quickly, with less hesitation, fewer mistakes and more fluency. Conversation classes make your language more natural.
In these classes you will play games, do activities, have dialogues and discuss events, all designed to get you talking like an expert.
Conversation Classes are one hour long. The classes are split into three proficiency levels.
Exam preparation, media and news, grammar, pronunciation, listening, public speaking, writing skills, culture, history, current events, debate, revision, vocabulary building…
Extension classes are unique, one-off classes that cover various topics. Class topics and levels are posted on-line and at Language Hub 5 weeks in advance. Interested students can sign up to attend these classes.
Extension classes focus on different aspects of your language, and allow you to learn and perfect things that fall outside the scope of your normal classes.
These classes also cover culture and the context of the language, and are a fun, interesting way of building your skills and expanding your knowledge.
What is a language but the expression of its culture? We learn a language not because we love intransitive verbs and direct object pronouns, but because we want to communicate with, experience and understand a new culture.
Workshops explore different aspects of the culture of the language you are studying. Topics are varied and may include:
- African French movie-night
- Spanish wine tasting
- Chinese calligraphy
- Create your own Manga
- Arabic belly dancing
- Russia post USSR
Etc etc etc.
These workshops are held in English, with the aim of getting your teeth stuck into the culture of the language, and putting the language into a greater context.
Workshop topics are posted 5 weeks in advance. Interested students can sign up to attend. Workshops are 1-3 hours long, depending on the topic.
Private and Skype Classes
Private classes are the ultimate in flexibility. Have classes when you want, and have those classes tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
Choose between face-to-face lessons in a Language Hub classroom, or skype classes you can take from the comfort of your home.
Private classes are more intensive than group classes, which means you can progress faster and concentrate on the areas of the language that you most want to work on.
View the current class timetable here.