Language College

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart" said Nelson Mandela

This encapsulates the fundamental reason why we believe that learning languages should be at the centre of every community. Language learning and the resulting greater understanding and curiosity has the potential to change the fabric of communities, not only in the multilingual and international environment of London and the surrounding areas but everywhere where people come together regardless of their origin and linguistic background.

For many years Hockerill College has encouraged and supported foreign language learning in the community and will continue to do so in the future. We are always available to advise colleagues and offer collaboration on special events. Apart from language acquisition our aim is to raise an interest in foreign languages and cultures, change attitudes towards foreign languages and prevent inhibitions in young learners. 

Language Learning in the Community

The Language College is committed to the provision of language learning in our local community.

This provision is varied and reflects a commitment to lifelong learning from primary school through to adult education. Following a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic our provision of Languages in the Community is now scheduled to return after Michaelmas half term at the beginning of November. 

The Language College's long established Primary language classes provide extra tuition in extra tuition in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish for local children. Classes run once a week and their enormous popularity confirms our strong belief that young people find language learning not only enjoyable but also inspiring. To register for these classes PLEASE COMPLETE THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM from now until Wednesday, 13th of October 2021.

The aim is to show that language learning is fun and communicating can be easy. The teachers use our target language method and our sixth formers help in class, providing useful experience for them and extra fun for the younger ones. 

Additionally, we offer foreign language adult evening classes here at the College in French, German, Italian and Spanish which enjoy great popularity and provide not only our own parents but all members of the local community the opportunity to benefit from our expertise in teaching foreign languages. These communicational classes enable first timers to start learning a new language and also allow those with language skills to maintain or develop them further in a friendly and stimulating environment. PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM to register for these classes from now until Wednesday, 13th of October 2021.

After registration please call 01279 658451, ask for the Finance Department and make the payment for the class you have chosen via a debit or credit card. Your registration will not be complete until payment is made.

Please note that attendance at a language class in Year 5 and/or 6 is not taken into account should you decide to apply for a Year 7 place for your child at Hockerill. The published oversubscription criteria are used should there be more applicants than places available.

For further information please contact Axel Geissler, our Director of Languages via email geisslera@hockerill.com

 

Primary Foreign Languages Classes September 2021/22

We will be once again providing foreign languages classes for children who are in Years 5 and 6 who wish to learn French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Languages are taught through a variety of activities: crafts, games and drama. There will be a charge of £50 for a year’s classes, for administration and materials which is payable at the time of application.

To apply for a place, please complete THIS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. A place is not confirmed until payment has been received at the College (credit/debit card payments, cheques made payable to HAEC are preferred).

Please bear in mind that these classes are intended as an introduction to the language, so if your child is already learning one of these languages, please choose another.

Please note places are allocated on a first come, first served (and paid) basis.

French Now Full
German TBC
Italian Thursday
Japanese Now Full
Spanish Now Full

 All classes will run from 4-5pm. 

* Availability of the German class will be confirmed in due course.

The list will be closed on Wednesday, 13th October 2021 or earlier if the classes are full.

If you have any queries, please contact Axel Geissler at: geisslera@hockerill.com To make the payment please call 01279 658451 and ask for the Finance department.

Please note that attendance at these classes has no bearing on whether a place at the College will be offered to your child for Year 7, the published oversubscription criteria are used should there be more applicants than places available.

Adult Language Classes November 2021

We will be once again running our popular Adult Evening Language Classes for French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The teaching will focus on the development of oral/communication skills and is not intended as preparation for examinations.

To register your interest in a language class, please complete THIS ONLINE FORM. However, your place in the class is not guaranteed until you have made payment for the class. To make the payment please call 01279 658451 and ask for the Finance department.

The classes are open for everybody aged 18 and over. The maximum group size will be 15. Please take a look at the options, timings and costs below:

Adult classes

The list will be closed on 13th October 2021 or earlier if the classes are full.

If you have any queries, please contact Axel Geissler at: geisslera@hockerill.com