Current Language Courses at Auroville Language Lab
Beginner and Pre-Intermediate English with Rupam
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.
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.
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.
French with Jean-François
Jean-François is offering four 2-month courses:
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
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