News about classes:
Fionafrom the U.K is very happy to start new English classes especially for Native French Speakers for Beginner and Intermediate levels. The classes will be on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. Having lived in France, she has a particular ear for the specific issues and difficulties faced by native French speakers when confronted with the English language. The focus will be primarily English conversation but, of course, she’ll tailor the teaching to the needs and preferences of the students. Interested students, please contact the Auroville Language Lab.
Anabel has started her intensive French Beginner’s class on 28th January which will run till 22nd February. The classes are from Monday to Friday from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm (except on Wednesday).
French Intermediate classes have also started from 28th Jan. The classes are on Monday and Thursday from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm. It is possible to join, but you will need to set a time to meet Anabel before joining the class.
Anabel also starts her Spanish Intermediate class on 28th January. The classes are on Tuesday and Friday from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm.
A Spanish intensive beginner course will start from 4th March to 29 March. She will keep the same days and times as the ongoing French Intensive.
Susana continues her Spanish Intermediate group as well on Wednesday from 4-5pm and Saturdays from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. Please contact Susana since this a long-standing group.
A new batch of Saravanan’s 10 Day Intensive Tamil Beginner’s class started on 14th January. The classes are held on Mondays from 10:15 am to 11:15 am and on Thursdays from 01:15 pm to 02:15 pm. If you would like to join the next batch, please let us know.
Saravanan also continues his Tamil Intermediate class on Mondays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Thursdays from 02:15 pm to 03:15 pm.
Asha continues with her English Beginner’s class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm.
She also continues with her English Intermediate class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm.
NEW SCHEDULE OF CLASSES – FEBRUARY 2019
|English||Intermediate||05:00 pm – 06 :00 pm||Mon and Wed|
|Beginners||05:00 pm – 06:00 pm||Tue and Thu|
|English class for French native speakers||Beginner & Intermediate||10:30 am –12:00 pm||Tue and Wed|
|French||Beginners (Intensive)||02:00 pm – 03:30 pm||Mon to Fri (except Wed)|
|Intermediate||01:00 pm – 02:00 pm||Mon and Thu|
|10:15 am – 11:15 am
01:15 pm – 02:15 pm
|Intermediate||11:30 am – 12:30 pm
02:15 pm – 03:15 pm
|Spanish||Beginners (Intensive)||02:00 pm – 03:30 pm|| Mon to Fri (except wed)
(starts from 4th Mar to 29th)
|Intermediate|| 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
|Intermediate||01:00 pm – 02:00 pm||Tues and Fri|
We have excellent university-level video and audio study materials and software in our Mediatheque, which enable self-study in various languages.
News from Tomatis :
Spaces have opened up for the Tomatis listening training programs for individuals for language learning and therapeutic/well-being purposes.
It is used for children, teenagers and adults - for people of all ages. It is wonderful for improving concentration and memory, reducing stress and anxiety, as well as release of creative potential. It helps with depression and lack of confidence. It also helps with hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder. It can help with all problems related to communication and expression. It is wonderful for various kinds of learning disorders. It helps with language delays and developmental delays as well. It can also help with tinnitus and certain kinds of hearing loss. And of course, it helps to learn languages faster. It is based on a lifetime of research by Dr. Alfred Tomatis and his wife Mrs. Lena Tomatis, into the connections between the ears, the brain and our nervous system. For more information, please check out the Tomatis page on our website, which also has a link to a 45-minute film in French with English sub-titles. You are also welcome to come to the Lab and watch the film.
It has been a long-standing dream to be able to offer this program for groups for language learning. Our full team has worked very hard over the last year to be able to do this. We thought it would happen in December, but again faced a lot of hurdles. We’ve managed to get over all except the last one, and we now plan to start the Group Tomatis Language Training on Auroville’s Birthday Feb 28th this year. So, fingers crossed!