Evening Language Steps Courses

Language Steps are a suite of extracurricular evening language courses aimed at students, staff, and members of the community who wish to learn a new language, or build on existing knowledge of a language.

PricesTimeDelivery
Edge Hill studentNo charge (fee of £90 will be covered by the Student Opportunity Fund)All classes run from 6 – 8pm. 
The evening of each course differs, see the individual page for details.
Courses commencing in the 2022/2023 cycle will be delivered in person on our Ormskirk campus.
Edge Hill staff£120All classes run from 6 – 8pm. 
The evening of each course differs, see the individual page for details.
Courses commencing in the 2022/2023 cycle will be delivered in person on our Ormskirk campus.
Member of the public£170All classes run from 6 – 8pm. 
The evening of each course differs, see the individual page for details.
Courses commencing in the 2022/2023 cycle will be delivered in person on our Ormskirk campus.

Support and resources

Language Steps VLE

Course book 

uTalk

Films

Language Lounge

Language support tutor

Why learn a language?

Language Steps courses are perfect for individuals who wish to take up a new hobby, prepare for travel abroad, or for students who wish to enhance their CV and diversify their University studies.

  • Learn a brand new invaluable skill which is enjoyable and rewarding.
  • Gain an insight into a different culture through language.
  • Enhance your employability.
  • Improve the functionality of your brain and your problem-solving skills.
  • Improve your listening skills and comprehension.
  • Open up the possibility of living and working abroad.
  • See the world from a new perspective.
  • Become better at English.
  • Meet new people and boost your confidence.
  • Enhance your employability.

Language levels

Courses run at three main levels: beginner, elementary and intermediate. These levels are intended to accommodate beginners, those with a GCSE and those with an AS or A Level qualification in the chosen language. Each level consists of two parts: Step 1 (October – December) and Step 2 (January/ February – March/ April). The course that you choose should be determined by your language level.

Language levelDescription
Beginner (A1)Very little or no prior knowledge of the language
GCSE grade 3 (D) or below
Elementary (A2)GCSE grade 4-9 (C-A*) or equivalent in recent years
Intermediate (B1-B2)AS or A Level pass or equivalent
Guide to language levels

There may be some variation to language level descriptors above. For example, you may not  have a qualification in the language but may have lived in a country where the target language is spoken. If you are unsure of your language level, please contact the Language Support Tutor who will be able to advise you on the best route. 

Note on progression 

Please note that these course levels are not a direct continuation of one another. For example, the beginners course is not a direct springboard on to the elementary course, and the elementary course is not a direct springboard on to the intermediate course. This is because it requires more hours to transition from one level to another than the courses offer. If you have completed Step 1 and Step 2 of a given level and are interested in continuing in the next cycle, please contact the Language Centre. Subject to sufficient demand and viable numbers, we will endeavour to provide a bespoke level for your cohort.

FAQs

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Will I get a certificate on completion of the course?

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Can I park on the campus?

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