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Press Release - 17 July 2006

Breaking the language barrier – new courses for work and recreation

Enrolment has opened for evening and daytime language courses for people who live and work in the Bath area. Courses will start in early October and be run in venues around town.

Languages 4 Everyone caters for all levels, from first words to fluency, and offers classes for those who wish to learn for work as well as for recreation.

Franca Carbone, Course Director at the Foreign Languages Centre at the University of Bath, said: “Language skills are increasingly attractive to business and industry and valuable to people entering an ever more international and global workplace.

“People also travel more and the demand for recreational language lessons is on the increase.”

The Foreign Languages Centre is part of the University’s Department of European Studies & Modern Languages. It specialises in teaching foreign languages to a wide spectrum of student and adult learners.

These courses aim to provide expert teaching in a relaxed atmosphere, and good value for money. As well as the eleven-week courses there are short lunchtime courses. The programme is open to all with no formal entry requirements.

The programme includes: French, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

Language students will also be given use of the Self Access Language Centre at the University. Students can study at their own pace using the latest language learning media, and watch satellite TV channels, view weekly recordings of foreign language news, and choose from a full range of foreign language publications. The centre is open until 9pm on weekdays, and until 6pm at weekends.

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