Posted below is a selection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding our Lunchtime Learning courses. We will update this catalogue of questions & answers on an on-going basis.
Q: Can I eat my lunch in the classroom?
A: That depends on the rules for that particular classroom! Please also check with the tutor whether he or she finds it disruptive.
Q: Is there a test at the end?
A: No, but if you attend 70% of the course (14 sessions) you can receive a certificate of attendance in the final session.
Q: What is the maximum number of students in any class?
A: It depends on the type of class: the lowest is 16 for Spanish Conversation, and the highest is 22 for the non-language classes.
Q: What if my circumstances change, will I get my fee back?
A: Unfortunately not. Once we engage the lecturer, we can't pay money back.
Q: Will I have a chance to give feedback?
A: Yes, there will be a feedback exercise in November.
Q: There is a separate Evening Class Programme. What is the difference and are the Lunchtime Learning courses compatible?
A: The evening classes are also open to all, also run once weekly from October to March but classes meet 2 hours per week (6-8pm). By contrast, the Lunchtime Learning courses only run for 50 minutes per week. Should you desire to progress from a 50-minute lunchtime language course once per week to an evening course in the same language the following year, please contact the relevant language coordinator for advice.
Q: Is there a deadline for enrolment?
A: No but please book your place once enrolment has opened, to avoid disappointment, to benefit from the early-booking discount applicable in September only, and to help us with our planning.