Birmingham City Council

Foreign Language Classes - General Programme

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  • A choice of 30 languages

Long coursesfrom September 2012 to May 2013: for 2012-2013 programme, see link below.

A choice of weekly classes - daytime, evening and Saturday classes from complete beginners to degree level.


From January to June (January beginners)

Short courses:, Immersion day, 'Essential' courses, Free Taster courses and Language Clubs.


Summer 2013:Conversation courses: 5-week conversation courses in Arabic, Czech, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh from Entry Level. These courses are not for complete beginners.


A choice of examinations: ABC Awards, Asset, GCSE, AS/A2, BSL Level 1 & 2; International qualifications: DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française), DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), Zertifikat Deutsch (ÖSD), Mittelstufe Deutsch (ÖSD), Instituto CervantesDELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) Intermedio and DELE Superior.


For the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation examinations, we are an examination centre only. To find out about courses to prepare for these examinations, please go to www.iol.org.uk.


To view and/or print our brochure (2012/2013), open the PDF File below.


To view and/or print our Course Listing and Fees (2012-2013), open the PDF file below.

Other information

Term dates for 2012-2013:

·Autumn term: Monday 17 September 2012 - Saturday 15 December 2012 Half term: 22 October - 27 October 2012.

Note that BSL Level 2 Stage2, GCSE, AS & A2 classes start week beginning Mon 10 September 2012.

·Spring term: Monday 7 January 2013 - Thursday 28 March 2013 Half term: 18 - 23 February 2013.

·Summer term: Friday 12 April - Monday 17 June 2013 (Monday 15 July for January Beginners courses) Half term: 27 May - 1 June 2013.


How to Register for 2012-2013 General Programme classes

You need to come in

You need to come to Brasshouse to enrol, so that you are given the necessary information, advice and guidance and we can check your registration form is completed as required.

You can enrol any time in August 2012, between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Additionally, we are running two specific enrolment weeks:

Monday 3rd September to Saturday 15th September 2012:

Monday to Thursday: 14.00-20.00;

Friday: 14.00-18.00

Saturday 10.00-12.00

During these two weeks, a team of tutors will be available to give you the necessary information, advice and guidance to enable you to register on the course that is most suitable for you.

Please note that learners will not be permitted to attend courses without prior payment. Tutors will require learners to show proof of registration at their first attendance.



Information Desk


It is essential that you choose the right course for you. Find out as much as you can about the course and your level.

Look at advice on 'How to select your level'

'Test your level' with downloadable tests.

Our Information Desk is a yearound facility offering information, advice and guidance in all aspects of your language learning. Specialist advisors will assist you with queries regarding courses, fees, progression routes, accreditation and extra curricular activities.

For further details, please call in or telephone 0121 303 1626.