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What will the course cover?
Selected profiles & stories
Give the gift of language
Class Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Start Dates Available: Jan 2015, Apr 2015, Jul 2015,
Max Class Size: 15
Min Class Size: 4 What does this mean?
Minimum Age: 16
Course Type: 10-week Course
Cactus language courses are available at different levels to suit students with and without prior language skills.
Studied in sequence, the levels are designed to take students from complete beginner through to proficient level, with different entry points along the way, so that the programme can be picked up at any stage, based on existing language skills.
It generally takes more than one part-time group language courses to sufficiently cover one CEFR*/ACTFL** level and move on to the next with confidence. The Cactus levels structure reflects this. Learn more.
Each course or level can also be studied independently to achieve set learning goals or refresh language skills at the chosen level.
To understand what you will learn in each course, read What will I learn? below. For an understanding of what you can expect to achieve at each level, read What progress will I make at each level? below.
Courses run consecutively throughout the year with breaks in between course units and for Christmas (and public holidays), allowing you to keep up and progress your language skills to a higher level through regular exposure and practice.
Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus part-time group courses and include themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only and our teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.
Our 'Can Do' Statements provide a guide to what you can expect to achieve at each level and also shows what progress you can expect to make if you stick with it and carry on studying subsequent levels. These are guides only and other factors will affect your rate of progress, e.g. your prior language skills and base level, how proficient you are at picking up new languages, your level of participation in class and revision (and homework) outside of class. It will partially also depend on how difficult (or dissimilar) the language you are learning is (from your native language).
This excellent school in the heart of Manchester has been teaching foreign languages to business people for decades and has recently begun offering additional courses for holidaymakers who want an alternative to the enormous class sizes of adult education colleges: here the maximum class size is 12 and averages 8 students. A professional atmosphere is apparent and all teachers are highly qualified to British Council Standards, as well as being mostly native speakers. All classroom time is in the native language (English is never used) which enables students to learn comprehension skills very quickly. The school itself is located on Newton Street in the city centre, very close to Piccadilly Gardens and three minutes' walk from Piccadilly Train Station. Surrounded by cafes, shops and museums, it is close to all public transport routes.The teachers
Our courses are taught by fully qualified, experience foreign language teachers of native-speaker ability. They provide a quality interactive learning experience at all levels and are able to target individual learning goals and skill gaps. They are also able to enrich your language learning with cultural context and insights.Course Materials
For all Cactus Foreign Language Courses you will be supplied with course materials, which form the basis of your study.
German 10-week Course at Manchester School:
At Cactus, we strive to provide value for money. That means not only competitive prices, but courses we are happy to put our name to.
Quality - Our schools are personally checked by Cactus staff or affiliates and subject to ongoing quality checks. Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced in foreign language teaching. We provide in-house training and monitor the quality of our courses through class observations by qualified teacher trainers, both in-house and independent.
What is covered by your course fees? - All prices include VAT and school registration fees. Students should purchase their own course book prior to their course and Cactus will advise on this.