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    Hi!

    I'm a hopeful 2011 Psychology undergraduate.

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the LFA programme at York. I'm taking French A-Level and I'm predicted an A, so it would be nice to keep my French ticking over, and I read on the website this afternoon that they've made it free for Year 1 undergrads this year (hopefully they'll keep it free for 2011 - 2012!)

    http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/ltc/lfa/c...ntitlement.htm

    Anybody got stories to tell? Is it worth it? Is it a big strain on your time?

    Thanks!

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    Hey I'm doing LFA spanish this year and I think they're quite good courses (I'm enjoying mine anyway!). It's a 2 hour class each week (not a lecture) which isn't too strenuous on your time and there are various times to pick from when you sign up. You will get more information about them after results day! But I think they're definitely worth it because it's free and it's an extra skill to add to a CV
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    (Original post by VictoriaH)
    Hey I'm doing LFA spanish this year and I think they're quite good courses (I'm enjoying mine anyway!). It's a 2 hour class each week (not a lecture) which isn't too strenuous on your time and there are various times to pick from when you sign up. You will get more information about them after results day! But I think they're definitely worth it because it's free and it's an extra skill to add to a CV
    Nice to hear that you enjoy it. I'm thinking about taking the course but in french. The levels are: 1,2,3,4 & 5 but could you say what their possible counterpart, on the european scale, would be? Is it possible to do a placement test? Can you have them in your daytime if the schedule makes that possible?
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    *subscribes* I am also interested in these options; I'm thinking of doing Arabic, Latin, French, and German, maybe Chinese and Japanese to boost my ego :cool:
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    I did French at school, and I could certainly use the practice, I'm more than a little rusty. Having said that, my mom lives in Spain, so I'd probably get more immediate utility out of Spanish.

    Although German might be more useful if I went into finance or corporate law.

    Decisions decisions >_<
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    (Original post by Little_My)
    I'm doing Japanese LFA, Year 2 at York

    The first year was very easy, but a lot of people dropped out. 2nd year its great, the work load isn't hard. Although there are lots of external students.
    How much progress would you say you've made since you started? How would you rate your level of competence now compared to when you started?
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    (Original post by Baldiessa)
    Nice to hear that you enjoy it. I'm thinking about taking the course but in french. The levels are: 1,2,3,4 & 5 but could you say what their possible counterpart, on the european scale, would be? Is it possible to do a placement test? Can you have them in your daytime if the schedule makes that possible?
    I'm not sure what you mean by possible counterpart on the European scale... Here's a link explaining the levels on the York University website http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/ltc/lfa/courses/index.htm ...hope it helps!
    You can sign up to your course after results day there is no obligation to stay on the course (as for first years the course is free) and you can usually swap between different levels after the first couple of lessons if you're finding it to easy or hard or alternatively want to do a different language.

    The courses have pre-set times most of them are in the evening 18.15-20.15 or afternoon 16.15-18.15 although there are some daytime ones on a Wednesday because there are know lectures in the afternoon. But apart from that there are no day ones that I'm aware of because most courses have lectures (which change every week so it's never the same timetable each week!)

    If you need any more info go on the website because it pretty much covers everything from timetables, how to register and what standard you should be for the course!
    Here's the link: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/ltc/lfa/

    Hope you find it useful!
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    (Original post by VictoriaH)
    I'm not sure what you mean by possible counterpart on the European scale... Here's a link explaining the levels on the York University website http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/ltc/lfa/courses/index.htm ...hope it helps!
    You can sign up to your course after results day there is no obligation to stay on the course (as for first years the course is free) and you can usually swap between different levels after the first couple of lessons if you're finding it to easy or hard or alternatively want to do a different language.

    The courses have pre-set times most of them are in the evening 18.15-20.15 or afternoon 16.15-18.15 although there are some daytime ones on a Wednesday because there are know lectures in the afternoon. But apart from that there are no day ones that I'm aware of because most courses have lectures (which change every week so it's never the same timetable each week!)

    If you need any more info go on the website because it pretty much covers everything from timetables, how to register and what standard you should be for the course!
    Here's the link: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/ltc/lfa/

    Hope you find it useful!
    Thank you for your help! Really useful, I'd like to sign up for the course but rather don't want to do it in the evening time. I took a course at StockholmU and remember how tireing it was to be alert after 8h of work. Huh. The European Scale is this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_..._for_Languages

    Again, thank you!
 
 
 
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