COURSES


NEW COURSES IN APRIL 2022!



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,
  • 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! 



A NEW BEGINNER HINDI COURSE with VATSLA IN APRIL
Happy to announce that we are going to start a new group for Beginner Hindi on 23rd April 2022 with Vatsla.
 
In this 3-month course, the content is:     
  • Building confidence in conversation
  • Introduction to grammar
  • Reciting poems
  • Playing Antakshari
  • Singing & relishing the beauty of the Hindi language 
 
Apart from the above, the teacher will address particular doubts or requirements, if any, of individual students.
 
The classes will take place every Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, for 3 months.
 
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 info@aurovillelanguagelab.org, or call us at 2623661


FRENCH UPDATE
Our teacher Julien will be happy to provide the following French classes:
 
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: from mid-April 2022
  • 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm: one group of Beginner French
  • 03:15 pm to 04:15 pm: one group of Elementary French (Those students who have already a basic knowledge of the language)
The timings can be reversed in case: let us know which one is more suitable for you.
From 21st March onward:
  • 04:30 pm to 05:30 pm: one group of Beginner French for Children (under 12 years old)
 
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 info@aurovillelanguagelab.org, call us at 2623661 or visit us (see in the bottom our opening hours)


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
  
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 info@aurovillelanguagelab.org, or call us at 2623661


 

 
ENGLISH CLASSES IN THE AFTERNOON
Our ENGLISH teachers are available to start new ENGLISH CLASSES for TOTAL BEGINNERS, BEGINNERS AND PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVELS, in the afternoons.
 
Classes will take place at the Auroville Language Lab, from Monday to Friday, between 02:00 pm and 05:30 pm.
  
Please let us know which timing is suitable for you and if possible, indicate more than one alternative time, so that we can figure out a good time for everybody.

Sandy will teach the Total Beginner Class, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

We hope to hear from you soon and get ready to start with this course. Spread the word if anyone else is interested.

Please fill out our form at http://register.aurovillelanguagelab.org/ to join, or inquire about, any language classes at the Lab! As well as drop us an email or call!


 

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ONGOING COURSES!



BEGINNER JAPANESE with Tomoko

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)
TEACHER: Tomoko!
 
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 info@aurovillelanguagelab.org, 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.
 
If you are interested:
Please fill out our form at http://register.aurovillelanguagelab.org/to join, or inquire about, any language classes at the Lab! You can drop us an email to info@aurovillelanguagelab.org, or call us at 2623661
 
 
TAMIL SPOKEN for BEGINNERS with SARAVANAN
Friday, 4th March 2022 we started a new Tamil Spoken Beginners group, with Saravanan.
 
Saravanan, 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 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
  • Reciting poems
  • Playing Antakshari
  • & 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:
 
1. First Group, from 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
2. Second Group, from 03:15 pm to 04:15 pm 
 
 

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REGULAR CLASSES

 

ENGLISH
  • Beginners & Pre-Intermediate with Rupam

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.

 
                                                                                          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
 

 


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
  • Vocabulary
  • 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.

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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 29.03.2022

 

LANGUAGE LEVEL TIME DAY(S) OF CLASSES
English
Always Ongoing
NEW To Start
Total Beginners!
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Tues & Thurs
Beginner & Pre- Intermediate 10:15 am - 11:15 am Tues & Thurs
Beginner & Pre- Intermediate – Group 2 10:15 am - 11:15 am Wed & Fri
Intermediate – ON HOLD 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm Wed & Fri
French
Elementary
Started on 11 April 2022
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Mon & Thurs
Beginner 
To start on 18 April 2022
03:15 pm - 04:15 pm Mon & Thurs
German A1.1 Beginner Online
Started on 11 January 2022
07:30 am – 08:30 am Tues, Wed & Thurs
Hindi Beginner
To start on 23 April 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sat
Tamil Spoken Beginner
Started on 4 March 2022
09:30 am – 10:30 am Tues & Fri
Written & Spoken Beginner
Started on 1st February 2022
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Tues & Thurs
Sanskrit Beginner
Started on 3 March 2022
02:30 pm – 04:30 pm Thurs
Spanish Beginner Advanced
Start date 18 March 2022
02:30 pm – 03:30 pm Tues & Fri
Spanish Conversation
To start on 19 April 2022
03:45 pm – 5:00 pm Tues & Fri
Japanese Beginner Advanced
Start date 11 March 2022
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Fri
Italian Elementary
Start date 1st April 2022
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm Wed & Fri




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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