COURSES

Reminder about Ten-day Intensive classes for French, Hindi and Tamil

The French You Need, in 10 Days! This 10-day French intensive program will begin on May 7th and end on May 18th (two weeks, Monday to Friday, from 11am to 12pm). During these 10 days, you'll learn French basics: you'll be able to order in a restaurant, to book accommodation, to ask for help in many situations (in a shop, directions...), in addition of course, to all the classic stuff including presenting yourself, telling time, etc.

Basic Spoken Hindi Intensive class Another 10-day class, starting on May 7th and ending on May 18th: for two weeks, Monday to Friday, from 10 to 11am. Those who did the class with Vandita last summer are welcome back to refresh their knowledge and practise, and new students are welcome. Mita is looking forward to getting back to teaching after a gap. Get ready to master basic Hindi conjugation: enough to be able to travel up north, or to enjoy short conversations with the many Hindi speakers in Auroville. Enjoying yourself, laughing and having fun is a basic requirement for this class!

Basic Spoken Tamil Intensive. A new batch will start in May. Saravanan would like to offer something new this time. He’ll avoid writing on the black board and will focus on a lot of conversation practice. The class will involve working together with the Tamil materials on the Lab mediatheque, followed by card play with Introductions, Questions, Useful words, Tamil culture, based on the “Fun with Tamil” grammar. The class will also watch a Tamil movie. There will be a Whatsapp group to update students and to share short advertisements in Tamil and audio recordings of the materials covered in class. Though the class will remain twice a week, it is intensive because of the number of topics covered in 10 days. Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-11am. For those who have already done some Tamil before, and need to review, this is the class for you. Also, for totally new students who want to jump in and immerse themselves in Tamil.

The regular Beginners Tamil class at a slower pace, has a change of timing: 11.30am to 12.30pm on the same days as before : Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Malcolm continues teaching English classes from 5 pm to 6 pm: the Pre-Intermediate class is on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Beginners’ class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Piero continues teaching Italian classes for the Pre-Intermediate level from 5 pm to 6 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Juan Carlos continues teaching Spanish classes for Beginners from 4 pm to 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Susana continues teaching Intermediate Spanish classes from 4.30 to 5.30pm on Wednesday and 11.30 to 1pm on Saturday.

For more information, timings and dates, and registration, please contact Language Lab.

French-English and Hindi-English Visual Dictionaries available.

We've received copies of excellent French-English and Hindi-English visual dictionaries. With beautiful, colorful, modern photos, covering many different facets of life, these dictionaries make language learning fun. For those of us who were used to the wonderful, but very boring Bhargava's Hindi-English dictionaries, this Visual Dictionary is a breath of fresh air. All those who want to learn Hindi or French, please come and check them out. We are collecting orders and the publisher has given us a discount for Auroville. They are available at our Reception for you to have a look and order if you wish.

We've also been working on adding materials to our mediatheque. These are audio, video and software resources for language learning. Come and check it out.

Places will also open out for the Tomatis programs in May.

Incidentally, if anyone is coming back to Auroville from Europe and is willing to bring back some Tomatis headphones, please let us know. We're also looking for people coming to Auroville from Australia or New Zealand,to bring back a very small and light package. Please let us know if you hear of/know anyone who could help.

We are looking for people from different parts of India and around the world to make audio recordings in their mother tongues. So if you have a good voice and you would like to contribute, please contact us. Recordings are for half an hour each and could be every morning from 9-10am.

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (as of 21.05.2018)

LANGUAGE

CLASS/LEVEL

TIMING

DAY

ENGLISH

Beginners Group - 1

05.00 – 06.00pm

Tuesday / Thursday

Pre-Intermediate Group -1

05.00 – 06.00pm

Monday / Wednesday

Beginners 10-Day Intensive
(21st May - 01st June)

10.00 – 11.00am

Monday / Friday 

 Intermediate 10-Day Intensive
(21st May - 01st June)

05.00 – 06.00pm

Monday / Friday

Intermediate Group - 2
(8th June)

10.00 – 11.00am

Monday / Wednesday 

 Beginners Group - 2
(8th June)

10.00 – 11.00am

Tuesday / Thursday

Beginners (Group - 3)
(08th June)

03.00 – 04.00pm

Tuesday / Thursday 

 Intermediate (Group - 3)
(8th June)

03.00 – 04.00pm

Monday / Wednesday

FRENCH

Ten days Intensive Beginners
(7th May - 18th May)

11.00 – 12.00pm

Monday to Friday

Pre-Intermediate

05.00 – 06.00pm

Wednesday / Friday

Intermediate

04.30  – 05.30pm

Tuesday / Thursday

Upper-Intermediate Conversation

09.00  – 10.00am

Tuesday / Friday

HINDI

Ten days Intensive Beginners
(7th May - 18th May)

10.00 – 11.00am

Monday to Friday

ITALIAN

Pre-Intermediate

05.00 – 06.00pm

Monday / Wednesday

Mother Tongue Project
For Children

04.00 – 06.00pm

Thursday

SPANISH

Beginners

04.00 – 05.00pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Pre-Intermediate

04.00  – 05.30pm
11.30 – 01.00pm

Wednesday
Saturday

TAMIL

Beginners

11.30 – 12.30pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Ten days Intensive Beginners
(7th May - 7th June)

10.00 – 11.00am

Tuesday/Thursday


New students are requested to fill out the form and register BEFORE attending any classes. We have excellent university-level video and audio study materials and software in our mediatheque, which enable self-study in various languages.




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