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Language Groups

What are the language groups?

Members of World@Warwick can volunteer to teach small groups one of the languages they speak. The groups are informal and the group leader decides how they want to run the group. Some may be more focused on speaking and others more on grammar for example.  As long as you're a member of the society, attending and learning is completely free.  Sessions usually last for one hour, one a week.

What languages can I learn or practice with W@W?

We have run groups in loads of different languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, English, Polish, Dutch and Turkish to name just some of them! Our most recent list can be found by checking out the timetable. 

If you want to run a group for a language or a level we don’t have yet let us know!

What level are the groups?

We aim to run groups at 3 levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. If you wish to attend a class and are unsure of your level just show up and your group leader will be able to help you figure out if you’re in the right group.

We also have a fourth level: Just For Fun. These groups are aimed at people who don’t want to attend on a regular basis or who want to sample different languages at different points during the term. They're all about having fun with the language and even if you are a complete beginner you can join in at any point and enjoy having a go for an hour with no commitment. This is the perfect way to try several different languages.

When are the group meetings and where are they?

Check out our timetable here: http://www.warwicksu.com/worldatwarwick/language/languageclasstimetable

We also send out a timetable with each newsletter which you should automatically receive once you have become a member.

How do I join a group?

Decide which one(s) you want to go to and just show up!  For any problems or queries, get in touch via our email address (su666@warwicksu.com) stating “Groups” as the subject or contact our Language Groups Coordinator.

How do I become a group leader?

Get in touch with the Groups Co-ordinator. If you email please state: “Group Leader” as the subject and make sure to include your name, the language, and level of the group you want to run in the email.

What is expected of me as a group leader?

We ask you to commit to at least one hour per week per group. We can give you suggestions on where you to hold your group. You can decide what to do during the hour. It may be a good idea at your first session to ask the people attending what they want to get out of the experience as this may help you decide how to run your group over the year. You don’t need to have any previous experience to run a group and you can run a group with a friend if you wish.

Any questions? Worries?  Feeling hesitant? Get in touch with us here and we can put your mind at ease.