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Languages & Sign Language

Communicate with a D/deaf person; speak like a local on your next holiday; interact with your friends from abroad; boost your employability; or simply try something new - whatever you’re seeking, these courses will give you the skills to excel!

 

We offer courses in British Sign Language, French, German, Italian and Spanish at a range of levels to suit you.

 

Our modern foreign language courses start at Beginners, then Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, then Advanced. 

 

If you're interested in a British Sign Language course, you can start at Introduction then work your way from Level 1 to Level 3 - if you already possess some skills, then you'll start at a level to suit your experience.  

 

Please view our range of courses below then apply or enrol... 

Information about self-enrolment & finding the right level course for you

  • Self-enrolment

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    • Learners self-enrol for modern foreign language courses at Bolton College.
    • This makes it quicker and easier to enrol as you don’t have to physically come to the building.
    • You need to enrol in the best class for your level.
    • To help you do this see our rough guide to language levels below.
    • If there is no class available for your level, don’t worry –all classes have a range of abilities! Book onto the course which is closest to your level.
    • We will support you in the classroom to progress at the correct pace.
  • What is my level?

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    Level category

    Skills

    Beginner

    • I can’t speak this language.
    • I can use a few words of this language.

    Elementary

    • I can ask a few basic questions and communicate some basic ideas such as personal details, the time, days of the week, months of the year, ordering food and drink
    • I make a lot of mistakes.

    Pre-Intermediate

    • I have a good grasp of the elementary criteria.
    • I can describe myself and other people including appearance, work and family relationships.
    • I can hold simple conversations but get stuck for words a lot.
    • I still make a lot of big mistakes.

    Intermediate

    • I am confident with all the pre-intermediate criteria.
    • I can communicate confidently to book a hotel room or hire car, ask directions, order food.
    • I can talk about my home, my town and my country.
    • I can hold a social conversation confidently.
    • I make less serious errors.

    Advanced

    • I am confident with all the pre-intermediate criteria.
    • I still make some mistakes.

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