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University of Bath swaps sandwiches for languages
University of Bath offers lunchtime language lessons
Workers are being offered the chance to swap a sandwich for a language

The University of Bath is offering city centre workers something different to do at lunchtime.

They are running new 45 minute language classes in French, Italian and Spanish at the YMCA building at Broad Street Place, Bath.

A free taster session is being held on Thursday, 4 February from 12.15pm to 1pm to give people a flavour of what's on offer.

There is no need to book the taster session - just turn up on the day.

The Spanish and Italian classes are open to complete beginners while the French class is suitable for people with basic French.

Isabella Stefanutti from the university said: "If you're bored of your usual lunchtime routine, come along and learn a language.

"It's a great escape and the classes are fun and friendly - you're welcome to bring your lunch too [and] anyone can give it a go."

At the taster session the French class will run first from 12.15pm to 12.35pm, Italian follows from 12.35pm to 12.55pm and then lastly Spanish will run from 12.55pm to 1.15pm.

The full courses start on Wednesday, 17 February (Spanish), Thursday, 18 February (French) and Friday, 19 February (Italian) and run for 10 weeks.

Each course costs £65.

For more information about the lunchtime classes or the taster session, email the University of Bath's Languages Centre at flc@bath.ac.uk or call 01225 383991.

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