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SERC launch after-school language courses for children

SERC has launched an after-school language class giving local primary school children aged 5-11 the opportunity to learn French and Spanish at the College's Lisburn and Bangor campuses.

To date, SERC has been offering the classes in-school to primary school children in the North Down area, but due to their popularity have decided to offer the courses in-house. Children will learn through a combination of conversation, drama, storytelling, songs, reading, writing and games.

Participants can choose between ten weeks of French or Spanish at the college's Bangor campus or Spanish or French in Lisburn. Participants will get the opportunity to learn and participate in a fun learning environment as well as the ability to learn and memorize whole sentences by the use of the language in songs and games and by memorizing words, sentences and grammatical structures.

SERC Deputy Head of School Tessa Barrett explains: “Our informal and friendly classes provide the best environment for children to develop their self-confidence. Children will learn in a friendly and enjoyable way. And as the courses are fun, it gives them the idea that languages are not just another subject to learn at school, but can be fun, enjoyable and useful. The courses are very interactive and designed to appeal to young children through easy to use learning games. Amidst the fun of the hands-on approach to learning, participants will get the unique opportunity to learn new life skills. Most importantly our experienced teachers speak the target language fluently.

“With languages becoming increasingly important this is an ideal opportunity to help your child to become more confident and improve their communication skills”

These 10 week courses are £48 each. Classes are forty five minutes for Primary 1 to Primary 3 running after school from 14:30-15:15 and one hour for Primary 4 to Primary 7 children from 15:30 - 16:30. All classes start the week beginning Monday 9th April 2018.

For more information or to book please contact Tessa Barrett via email at or call Tessa on 07825 140201. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive certificates to recognise their competency.


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