Free Language Classes (Online)

Each year, Dollar Academy employs native-speaker assistant teachers in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin.

The assistants offer to teach their languages to interested adult residents in the area. This has proved to be very popular.

To this end, they will therefore offer conversational classes on Tuesdays from 5-6pm. These will be delivered through Zoom.

Starting date is Tuesday 27 October 2020.  Classes will then run every Tuesday, with the exception of school holidays, until the end of the current session.  The last class will therefore be on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

The conditions are as follows:

  1. Those attending will be “above school age”
  2. Simply log on to Zoom using the link you will receive
  3. Turn up with pen, paper and desire to learn
  4. The assumption will be that all attending each class will be absolute beginners, and the classes will be taught on that basis
  5. Those who attended last year are welcome to come back along. If you are concerned that you will simply be going back over what you have done already – don’t worry!  You will spend the initial weeks helping bring new recruits up to where you reached.
  6. No exams, no homework – just the chance to pick up the basics, with the emphasis firmly on conversation in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere
  7. There will be no charge – participation is free to all, subject to the above terms

Please email, giving your name, contact details and a note of the languages you’d like to learn.

Our assistants hope to see you 5pm on Tuesday 27 October from Dollar Academy’s Westwater Building.