COURSES

NEW COURSES IN DECEMBER 2021/JANUARY 2022!


German Update
In January Verena will start a new German Group Course, Level A1.2! A compact course, 3 months long, of two 90-minute classes a week, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.If you have a basic knowledge of German speaking, reading, writing and listening, then you are welcome to this A1.2 German class. Intended for learners who are autonomous, & who are ready to invest some time outside of the classroom for their learning progress. Learners will be assessed continuously throughout the trimester, or on the basis of testing in between the chapters. They will receive a participation certificate outlining their hours of learning in the four skills (reading, writing, listening & speaking).

Kindly inform us if you would like to join this course!
 

German Beginners A1.1 Online
Verenais to start a new OnlineGerman Beginners group (A1.1 level) .The course is 3-months long, of 3 hours per week (3 x 1 hours). Classes will be held online Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8:00 am – 9:00 am. The first class will be on Thursday 4th January 2022. No previous knowledge of German is required.
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.

Since the course is online, we have chosen the morning hour of 07:30-08:30am, so that people can attend the class and then go to work!  Please let us know if you are interested!


TAMIL BEGINNER WRITTEN & SPOKEN 
Start Date: To be determined! Inquiries welcome!
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.
 



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!


Tomoko started a new BeginnerJapanese Course!
The course started on 30th October and it will take place every Saturdays, from 10:00 to 12:00 pm. It is a 3 months course with the following contents:

Basic Japanese Conversation on various topics:
  • Introduce yourself in a simple way and introduce someone else
  • Exchange simple information about your family, work, outings, plans, holidays, home, etc.
  • Alphabet, Phonetic & Numbers
  • Basic Japanese Grammar & Vocabulary
Apart from the above, the teacher will address particular doubts or requirements, if any, of individual students.
Please note that last chance to join this batch is to register for the lesson of 20th November!

TAMIL BEGINNER SPOKEN
Start Date: Tuesday 16th NOVEMBER 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 
BEGINNER SPANISH!

Start Date: Friday 15tOctober 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. 


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.

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REGULAR CLASSES

 

ENGLISH
  • Beginners & Pre-Intermediate with Rupam
  • Intermediate with Anushka

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

Rajalakshmi  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.

 
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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.
   


 

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BEGINNER HINDI!

Start Date: TO BE RE-DETERMINED
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.


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
French Beginners:
A course based on French in Action book and video
The class content is as follows:
  • Practise in conversation
  • Expressions & Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation 
  • Basic Reading & Writing.
Apart from the above, the teacher will address particular doubts or requirements, if any, of individual students.
 
The classes will take place twice a weekfor 3 months.
 

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 27.11.2021

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 & Thurs
Beginner & Pre- Intermediate – Group 2 10:00 am - 11:00 am Wed & Fri
Intermediate 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm Wed & Fri
Intermediate/Advanced New cycle in December! Inquiries Welcome!
French Beginner To be determined! Inquiries Welcome!
German A1.1 Beginner Online 07:30 am – 08:30 am Tues, Wed & Thurs
Hindi Beginner (on hold) 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wed & Fri
Tamil New Batch- Spoken Beginner 09:30 am – 10:30 am Tues &  Fri
Written & Spoken Beg - To Start - Inquiries Welcome! 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm Mon & Thurs
NEW– Tamil for Children 04:15 pm – 05:15 pm Fri
Spanish Beginner 02:30 pm – 03:30 pm Tues & Fri
Intermediate 03:30 pm – 05:00 pm Mon & Fri
Conversation 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Wed
Japanese NEW - Beginner 10:00 am – 12 pm Sat

 

 
















































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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