COURSES


NOTICE!

FROM THE 1ST JULY, WE HAVE RESTARTED IN-PERSON CLASSES.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO VIEW OUR SCHEDULE! 

WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS, FOLLOWING ALL COVID SOPs.

We thank you for your patience.

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NEW COURSES TO START IN OCTOBER!
BEGINNER HINDI!

Start Date: UNDECIDED
Class Days:  Wednesdays & Fridays
Timings: 10:00am - 11:00am.


Beginners Hindi with Rupam is to start next month!

  • We will practise conversation in Hindi,
  • Introduction to grammar,
  • Recite poems,
  • Explore the Navarasa (the 9 human emotions),
  • Play Antakshari,
  • Sing and relish the beauty of the Hindi Language.


 A chance for native & advanced Hindi speakers to enjoy Hindi Literature and discuss in Hindi.
 

BEGINNER SPANISH!

Start Date: Friday 15th October 2021
Class Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Timings: 2
:30pm - 3:30pm

The Spanish Beginner’s course is a practical introduction to the Spanish language. With Mila, we follow "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative & Proven Approach", a number one book to learn Spanish in USA.
During the 3 month's introduction course, students will learn:

  • The Spanish alphabet, phonetics, listening & reading skills,
  • Extensive vocabulary (more than 1000 Spanish words) that derives from English by simple rules,
  • How to create verbs from nouns, learning a large set of Spanish verbs,
  • Verb conjugations for past, present & future tenses for regular verbs,
  • Adverbs, adjectives, & formation of sentences,
  • To write and speak using all the material learnt. 

 

INQUIRIES ARE MOST WELCOME!

Please fill out our form at http://register.aurovillelanguagelab.org/ to join, or inquire about, any language courses at the Lab! 
 

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ONGOING COURSES!


TAMIL!

ONGOING - BEGINNER WRITTEN & SPOKEN 

Start Date: Mon 9th AUGUST 2021,
Class Days: Mondays & Thursdays,
Timings: 4:30pm - 5:30pm.


Taken by Murugesan, this course will feature:
 
·        Alphabets, numbers & seasons,
·        Two letter words, three letter words, etc...
·        Exploration of the difference between spoken & written Tamil through books & videos,
·        Developing listening & reading skills with Tamil audio songs with lyrics,
·        Grammar will be taught with an emphasis on practical usage.

By the end of the 3 months, students will be familiar with the basics of Tamil & will start reading, speaking & writing simple sentences with proper grammar.
This course will take place in the afternoons, Mondays & Thursdays.


ONGOING - BEGINNER SPOKEN TAMIL
Start Date: Tuesday 10th AUGUST 2021,
Class Days: Tuesdays & Fridays,
Timings: 09:30am - 10:30am.


With Saravanan, this course follows a booklet, Fun With Tamil, an ongoing project by the Auroville Language Lab. The booklet & course covers:
 
·        Introduction to Phonetics,
·        Introduction to useful everyday phrases,
·        Spoken grammar (Pronouns, Verbs & Conjugations, Tenses, etc)
·        Basic vocabulary,
·        Building conversational confidence.
 
This course will take place in the mornings, Tuesdays & Thursdays

 
ONGOING - GERMAN - A1.1 BEGINNER!!
Start Date: 3rd AUGUST 2021,
Class Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays,
Timings: 4:00pm - 5:30pm.


Please Note:
The course will be held in-person, in accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu.
If in-person is not possible, the course will be held online.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
With Verena, this course is aimed at those who are a complete beginner with little or no knowledge of the German language.

SKILLS TAUGHT
  • Listening & speaking
  • Reading & writing
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Assuming regular attendance & independent study, you should be able to do the following in writing & in speech by the end of this course:
  • Meet & greet a person, & state your personal details,
  • Exchange simple information about your family, work, outings, plans, holidays, home, etc,
  • Introduce yourself in a simple way, & introduce someone else,
  • Talk about your everyday activities & your hobbies,
  • Ask & answer questions in a simple way about ordinary things: shopping, restaurants, cafés, etc.
 
METHODOLOGY
Pair work & group work in the class plenum.
 
COURSE TYPE
A compact course, 3 months long, of two 90-minute classes a week.
  • Based on schemes of work,
  • All learners are assessed & will be issued a certificate outlining their skill level at the end of the course,
  • Intended for learners who are autonomous, & who are ready to invest some time outside of the classroom for their learning progress.
COURSE MATERIALS
Up-to-date methods corresponding to the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
 
EVALUATION
Learners will be assessed continuously throughout the trimester, or on the basis of a testing in between the chapters. They will receive a participation certificate outlining their hours of learning in the four skills (reading, writing, listening & speaking).

 

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Regular classes: 

 

Our regular English classes continue, with Rupam teaching Beginners, Pre-Intermediate English.  
  

ENGLISH

PAUSED Intermediate/Advanced English: Step Up Your English with Vatsla
This cycle is concluded and we are going to start again in december. 
  • Practise in conversational English
  • Official letter Writing
  • Correct Use of Grammar
  • Correct Use of Punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • Reliving the Classics – Fiction, Poetry and Drama
  • For students: The Art of Group Discussion, Facing Interviews, and Improving Handwriting.

INQUIRIES ARE MOST WELCOME!

Please fill out our form at http://register.aurovillelanguagelab.org/ to join, or inquire about, any language courses at the Lab! 

  • A Level Test is needed before you can join any of the English classes; it takes about an hour. 

  • Individual one-on-one classes are also available for English, Tamil, French and Hindi.

PAUSED - Language of Philosophy with Miko 

We will study the great conceptual framework of philosophy: logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ontology, materialism, ethics, aesthetics etcetera. We will begin with a brief look at the history of western philosophy, then contrast that with eastern concepts (Vedic and Buddhist), and finish with a look at where we are now, and what lies ahead. Brief lectures with active class participation.

  • Apart from the classes you’re most welcome to come and check our Mediatheque for self-learning which has excellent Software, Audio, and Video that you can work with, either on your own or as a guided study.

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Tomatis

There are spaces available for the Tomatis Program for
Language Assimilation or Personal Development/Therapeutic purposes.

For more info, check the Tomatis section on our website:
https://www.aurovillelanguagelab.org/tomatis-method.php

Please contact: (0413) 40369 22, or info@aurovillelanguagelab.org


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We request all those coming to the Language Lab premises for these classes and programs to respect all the Covid-19 guidelines. 
​Please also remember to switch off or airplane mode your mobiles before you enter, since it is a completely wireless-free space. 
(Putting it on silent mode is not enough!)


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New students are requested to register at http://register.aurovillelanguagelab.org/ to join any language classes at the Lab.

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ALL: SCHEDULE OF CLASSES as of 12.10.2021

LANGUAGE LEVEL TIME DAY(S) OF CLASSES
English Complete Beginners! To be determined! Inquiries Welcome!
Beginner & Pre- Intermediate 10:00 am - 11:00 am Tues & Thur
Intermediate (on hold) 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Wed & Fri
Intermediate/Advanced New cycle in December! Inquiries Welcome!
French NEW- Beginner To be determined! Inquiries Welcome!
German A1.1 Beginner 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Tues & Thurs
Hindi NEW– Beginner (on hold) 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wed & Fri
Tamil Spoken Beginner 09:30 am – 10:30 am Tues &  Thur
Written & Spoken Beg 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm Mon & Thur
Spanish NEW– Beginner 02:30 pm – 03:30 pm Tues & Fri
Intermediate 03:30 pm – 05:00 pm Mon & Fri
NEW- Conversation 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Wed

 
 

 
The Language Lab is open:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm,
Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Location:
International Zone, after Unity Pavilion & Pump House.
 
Phone:
 (0413) 2623 661, 4036920/22.
Email: 
info@aurovillelanguagelab.org
 



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