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Current Language Courses at Auroville Language Lab

Please note that our courses are not drop-in/walk-in classes but are meant for students committed to joining the course, either on a monthly or 2/3-month basis

Pre-Intermediate English with Rupam

Rupam continues to offer morning English classes. Her classes are a mix of discussion on current topics, and grammar as necessary. You are welcome to try out a class and see if it fits your needs. However, as mentioned above, that this is not a drop in/walk in class but is meant for students committed to joining the course at least on a monthly basis.
  • Classes take place Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Ongoing course on a monthly basis
  • Please note that in order to determine your English level we require to take a test: you can pass by during our opening hours, it will take no more than 20 minutes! Enquire now to join!

Intermediate Spanish with Susana

Our long-time teacher, Susana, is offering an Intermediate Spanish course for students who are already familiar with the various verbal modes in Spanish language (Infinitive, Indicative, Conditional, Subjunctive, and Imperative). The course will focus on polishing the conversational skills of the students and will also dive into the rules of grammar. This is a monthly course.

  • Classes take place every Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:00pm
  • Ongoing course on a monthly basis

Beginner Italian with Karuna

This 24-hour – two months- course is for those who have a little or no knowledge of the Italian language, you are welcome to join this 24-hour (3 months) compact course.
The course will take students through the Italian alphabet and phonetics, spoken grammar, main verbs, pronouns, sentence structure, etc. By the end of the course, learners will be able to introduce themselves & others in a simple way, exchange information about family, work, holidays, home, etc., and speak about everyday activities, hobbies, etc. A range of different topics can be explored based on the interests of the students.

  • Classes take place Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • The course started on 7th February 2024 and it comprises 24 hours of teaching over three months

Beginner Spanish with Mila

This 24-hour course (over three months), is structured on the highly-acclaimed book, “Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative & Proven Approach”. Mila has been running this course since many years with tremendous success. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the Spanish alphabet, phonetics, vocabulary, etc. The course will delve into verb conjugations, formation of sentences, use of adverbs& adjectives, and work on the student’s listening & reading skills.

Days & Timings: Monday and Wednesday, from 2:30pm till 3:30pm

Start date: 24 January 2024 and it comprises 24 hours of teaching over three months

Spoken Tamil with Saravanan

Saravanan has been running this interactive and practically-oriented course for the past seven years. The class modules are based on a booklet called “Fun with Tamil”, which has been put together with a lot of research and thought. By the end of this course, you would be able to converse in Tamil on day-to-day matters, having achieved a deeper understanding of its sounds, pronouns, conjugations, etc.

Classes take place Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30am to 10:30am
Start date: 23rd January 2024, comprising 24-hour of teaching over three months

English Pre-Intermediate & Intermediate Conversation with Aurotaranti 

These classes are ideal for pre-intermediate and intermediate level English speakers. The course aims to equip students with day-to-day conversation skills in practical situations, improved vocabulary and pronunciation, idiomatic expressions, building listening comprehension, fluency and confidence in speech. The teacher will also touch upon basic grammatical concepts.

  • Pre-Intermediate level classes take place Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm - From 8th  February 2024
  • Pre-Intermediate level classes take place Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm - From 12th February 2024
  • Both courses comprise 16-hour of teaching over two months

Beginner English with Taranti
Aurotaranti provides unique lesson plans, tailored to the needs of beginner students, enabling them to gain fluency in the language.
Start date: 11th March 2024
Classes take place Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:00pm
The course is running on a monthly basis

French with Jean-François

Jean-François is offering four 2-month courses:

1. Beginner French: This course is for all those wanting to join a French course but finding themselves too busy through the week! Our Beginner French Course is deliberately planned for Saturdays! The classes are highly interactive delving into French vocabulary of everyday life and the basics of grammar. By the end of the course, you would be able to make simple sentences useful for interaction, and talk about your work, hobbies, daily life, etc. in a simple way.
  • Classes take place Saturdays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • This course started February 10th, 2024, comprising 16 hours of teaching over two months
2. French Conversation Post-Beginner level: For those of you who know a bit of French, this is the perfect course to get more fluent, expand your vocabulary, and speak without inhibition in a diverse & fun group! Each lesson covers a theme of daily life (work, family, hobbies, shopping, projects, etc.) and is aimed at developing the students’ ability to express themselves and interact in French. Jean-François will also review the grammar useful for basic conversation.
  • Classes take place Saturdays, 10:30am to 12:00noon
  • This course started February 10th, 2024, comprising 12 hours of teaching over two months
3. French Conversation Intermediate level: This course is for those who have a good level in French. In this course, the basics of public communication like expression, understanding, argumentation, meeting participation shall be deepened. Jean-François would explore a range of topics like food, sports, travel, philosophy, news, literature, economics, social sciences, theater, and more. At the end of the course, students will also have reviewed the grammar useful for interaction.
  • This course classes take place Mondays & Thursdays, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • This course started February 5th, 2024, comprising 16 hours of teaching over two months

German with Ben

Our teacher Ben is native German speaker and he has been an online teacher for more than three years now, giving integration classes and language courses to immigrants from various backgrounds. He has started to apply his skills to an in-person course at the Language Lab a few months ago. Ben is a language enthusiast and takes takes interest in poetry and studying the integral yoga and general philosophy. Ben is offering two courses:

1. Beginner German: This 36-hours course - over 3 months - will be structured around the Goethe Institute material & will employ a variety of audiovisual tools and interactive elements. Classes will take place twice a week, 1,5 hour each

  • Days and timings: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Starting date: 5th February 2024

2.German Elementary: This 16-hour (2 months) course is for those who already know a bit of German and would like to further polish their speaking & writing skills. Classes will take place twice a week, 1 hour each

  • Days and timings: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 pm to 05:00 pm
  • Starting date: to be announced as soon as we have 4-5 students to form a group
  • Both courses are now open to registrations and they will start as soon as we have 4-5 confirmations
  • Ben might also be available to give individual classes

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