Language Evening Classes for Adults (18+)

We offer evening classes for adults in French, German, Italian and Russian at various levels from beginner to advanced.

Each course runs for a school year and prepares students for the next level the following September.

Autumn 2021 - 11 Weeks

Term dates: Week commencing Monday 27 September 2021 to week commencing Monday 13 December 2021 inclusive.

There will be no classes during the school half term: Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October inclusive.

It is sometimes possible to join a class part way through the term. Please contact to check availability.

Our Courses

Classes are held on weekday evenings between 6 and 9pm. Each class lasts either 75 or 90 minutes.

Term dates for 2021/22:

Term 1 (11 weeks) w/b 27 September to w/b 13 December Half Term w/b 25 October
Term 2 (11 weeks) w/b 17 January to w/b 4 April Half Term w/b 21 February
Term 3 (11 weeks) w/b 25 April to w/b 11 July Half Term w/b 30 May. Bank Holiday Monday 2 May

A description, including entry requirements, for each class can be viewed by clicking on the course names in the list below.

Students should expect to contribute and actively participate in lessons which are delivered by our team of enthusiastic tutors, many of whom are native speakers. None of the languages is examined; however some of the teachers may require students to purchase a textbook. Please do not purchase any books prior to your class commencing.

Course fees are due termly in advance. We regret that we cannot refund any missed sessions if you are unable to attend or if you decide not to continue with the class.

Which level is right for me?

If you have any questions about the entry requirements for Russian, please email

For other classes if, after reading the entry requirements, you are not sure which level is right for you please complete our pre‑course questionnaire and we will contact you with our recommendation.

Course List

Beginners' French Tuesday  18:00-19:15 Classroom  £121
Improvers' French Monday  19:30-20:45 Classroom  £121
Intermediate French Monday  18:00-19:15 Classroom  £121
Advanced French Tuesday  19:30-21:00 Classroom  £132
Improvers' German Wednesday  19:15-20:45 Classroom  £132
Intermediate German Tuesday  19:00-20:30 Classroom  £132
Conversational German Thursday 18:00-19:00 Classroom  £100
Beginners' Italian Tuesday 18:00-19:15 Classroom £121
or Wednesday 18:30-19:45 Classroom £121
Improvers' Italian Tuesday 19:30-21:00 Classroom £132
Non-Beginners Russian Tuesday 19:00-20:30 Classroom £132

Classroom Courses

Our classroom courses take place at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Exeter Street, Salisbury, SP1 2ED. The learning environment is relaxed and informal in pleasant surroundings. Classrooms are well equipped and parking is usually available on site.

Before attending a class at school, it is important that you are familiar with our Covid-19 procedures which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Online Courses

In the event of further lockdowns, courses will be delivered online. Our online courses are delivered as real time interactive classes via Zoom with your tutor and fellow students. To take part you need a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone connected to the Internet. The device you use also needs to have a camera, microphone and speakers. Most devices now have these built in, but if not you might have to buy them from a computer shop and connect them to your device.

You do not need a Zoom account to participate in our classes but when you join your first meeting, if you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download Zoom onto your device. To find out more about using Zoom and to join a test meeting, please visit

The unexpected transfer from classroom lessons to online lessons at the end of March 2020 was very successful with both tutors and students adapting to the new environment very quickly. Our tutors are now very experienced in delivering classes this way.

Further Information

If you would like further information about any of the language evening classes, please contact the School by email


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Evening Classes - Covid-19 Procedures