SPANISH CONVERSATION with MILA: Our teacher, Mila is ready to start Spanish Conversation Classes (Intermediate)on 19th April 2022! This course is for students who already know a bit of Spanish and would like to hone their conversational skills.
Classes will take place Tuesday & Fridayfrom 3:45 pm to 5 pm, for 2 months.
SPANISH with MILA!
Start Date: 18th March 2022 Class Days: Tuesdays and Fridays Timings: 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
This Spanish Course is meant to those students who attended the beginner course based on the book "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative & Proven Approach", a number one book to learn Spanish in USA - Until chapter 15. Or those students who have a basic knowledge of Spanish Vocabulary and know past and future tenses. Our teacher Mila, will continue to follow the above mentioned book.
During the 3 month's teacher will extend the following contents:
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,
ITALIAN ELEMENTARY LEVEL with DAVIDE from 1stApril Our teacher Davide is happy to continue his successful Italian Course, from 1st April 2022!
This new course is meant for those students who already know a bit of Italian or willing to catch with basic notions taught in the beginner’s batch which is going to end. Davide will give full support and material in case if you are committed to learn this beautiful language with fun.
The teacher will extend the following contents: • Alphabet & Phonetics • Introduce yourself in a simple way and introduce someone else • Spoken grammar tips: main verbs, pronouns, sentence structure, gender, singular & plural, punctuation • Exchange simple information about your family, work, outings, plans, holidays, home, etc. • Talk about your everyday activities and your hobbies • Ask and answer questions in a simple way about ordinary things: shopping, restaurants, cafés, etc. • A range of different topics can be explored based on the interests of the students
Start Date: 1st April 2022 Class Days: Wednesday and Fridays Timings: 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Full Duration of Course: 3 months
Tomoko started a new Beginner Japanese Course on 11th March 2022!
This course is meant for those who know a bit of Japanese already, because is the continuation of the basic course just ended.
Please note that this is NOT a drop in/walk in class but is part of a program for those students who want actually join the course
Here are the course details:
STARTING DATE: Friday 11th March 2022
DAYS OF CLASSES: Fridays (please keep a note on your calendar!)
TIME: 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
FULL COURSE DURATION: 2 months!
LOCATION: Auroville Language Lab (International Zone)
The class will be held in person as far as possible at the Language Lab and in accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu
In this 2 Months course, the teacher will extend the following contents:
Basic Japanese Grammar & Vocabulary
Conversation & grammar through various topics such as ordering food at shops/restaurant visiting someone’s house and talking about one’s plan through the day
Alphabet, Phonetic & Numbers
Classes are conducted using audios and simple pictures
Apart from the above, the teacher will address particular doubts or requirements, if any, of individual students
If you are interested:
Please fill out our form at http://register.aurovillelanguagelab.org/ to join, or inquire about, any ongoing or future language classes at the Lab! As well as drop us an email to email@example.com, or call us at 2623661
SANSKRIT FOR BEGINNERS with ARAVINDA We are happy to announce that a Sanskrit class for beginners, started at the Language Lab, on Thursday 3rd March 2022!
The course is held in person by Aravinda.
Growing up in a family with deep appreciation of Sanskrit, Aravinda has natural love and affinity for it. His dream is to see Sanskrit as a living language in Auroville.
Course features: Starting with the sounds and the alphabet, we shall enjoy exploring simple words, conversation and chanting of selected mantras.
The classes takes place every Thursday, 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm, for 3 months.
This course takes place Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
TAMIL BEGINNER WRITTEN & SPOKEN Started Date: 1st Februray 2022 Class Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Timings: 03:00pm - 04:00pm.
Taken by Murugesan, this course features:
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.
HINDI BEGINNERS with VATSLA
Vatsla started a group for Beginner Hindi in January, 8th 2022! This course takes place every Saturday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you are seriously interested and willing to make a commitment for 3 months, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that the Hindi language is a beautiful and engaging language to learn, and needs regular attendance, because the course content is structured sequentially.
In this 3-month course, the content is:
Building confidence in conversation
Introduction to grammar
& Singing & relishing the beauty of the Hindi language.
Please let us know if you would like to join!!
FRENCH BEGINNERS with JULIEN
We started 2 new groups for Beginner French on 10th January 2022 with Julien.
The classes take place every Monday and Thursday, for 3 months:
English Beginners & Pre-Intermediate We are really happy to communicate that a new Beginners& Pre-Intermediate group with Rupam started on 27th October 2021. Lessons will be held every Wednesday& Fridays, 10:00am – 11:00am.
CLASS TO START
Total Beginner English Sandy is ready to start a Total Beginner English course for 3 months. This is for people who absolutely do not know how to read, write or speak English at all. We know there are several people, especially women, in Auroville, in that situation. The students of the previous pre-Covid lockdown group were very happy with their progress. A new group is starting, so, if you know anyone who could benefit, of any nationality, please ask them to contact the Lab ASAP. Priority will be given to Aurovilians, Newcomers, Family of Aurovilians, & Auroville Employees.
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.
SPANISH CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL Rachel started a group for Spanish Conversation on Wednesday, 20th October, 2:00-3:00pm. A fun Spanish Conversation course with games, songs, specific topics, or simply conversing Spanish together. If you have at least a basic knowledge of this beautiful language and would like to join, please give us a call or send us an email. Currently the course is suspended because we are waiting for more students to continue!
Intermediate English: We are waiting for new students to join in: please let us know if you are interested
Practise in conversational English
Correct Use of Grammar
Correct Use of Punctuation
Reading and working on books
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.
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!)