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In Skipton and the Craven area the u3a offers many language groups to help you learn and improve your chosen language. Together we will help you learn more of the language to be able to converse with confidence with our European friends or where ever you chose to travel. Come, learn and brush up your language skills

German (Continuing) (5389/languages)

For those with a knowledge of German, an interest in improving oral skills, and reading a variety of newspaper/magazine articles from German speaking countries.

Italian Improvers (5399/languages)

This is a 2nd year class with students who have studied with the U3a for one year only. Anyone with a VERY basic fluency and/or reasonable confidence with foreign languages i.e. fluent in another language (ideally latin-based) or having acquired a very basic 'get by' knowledge in Italy would be very welcome. This year we will be extending our very basic vocabulary and starting some grammar from the beginning.

Italian - Continuing (5400/languages)

This class is for students with a reasonable level of fluency whether obtained through study or visiting/living in Italy. We spend some time chatting in Italian. We d a listening exercise every week, and comprehension exercises that can be prepared at home. We cover a wide range of topics focussed mostly on Italy and things Italian. Occasionally we do some advanced grammar or translation.

Spanish Intermediate (14770/languages)

Somos un pequeño grupo de personas interesadas por el español que ahora ha logrado un nivel intermedio. Nos juntamos cada semana para compartir noticias y conversaciones. Leemos y traducir textos y a menudo repasamos puntos de gramática. Nos vamos turnando para coordinar cada clase semanal.

French Conversation (39460/languages)

This course is ideally suited to people already able to speak some French and who want to improve their ability and confidence in the spoken word. The class is often split into small groups to discuss topics and also to present a piece to class on a chosen subject. Modern texts and articles are used for reading aloud and to stimulate discussion. Grammar and the written word are also covered.

French From Scratch (54129/languages)

Conversational French to equip you for your next holiday in France. No previous knowledge preferable!French from Scratch is suitable for complete beginners as no previous knowledge will be assumed. The emphasis will be on speaking and understanding the spoken language so that participants will gain the confidence and skills to communicate with French people as they travel across the Channel

French Advanced (54195/languages)

An opportunity to improve your knowledge and ability in French in a convivial atmosphere using contemporary sources. A reasonable existing level of spoken French is assumed, and needed, as authentic French texts and videos will be used.

Spanish Class