Beginners Hindi with Rupam is to start next month!
We will practise conversation in Hindi,
Introduction to grammar,
Explore the Navarasa (the 9 human emotions),
Sing and relish the beauty of the Hindi Language.
A chance for native & advanced Hindi speakers to enjoy Hindi Literature and discuss in Hindi.
Start Date: UNDECIDED Class Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Timings: Afternoon, to be determined!
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,
ONGOING - BEGINNER WRITTEN & SPOKEN Start Date: Mon 9th AUGUST 2021, 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.
ONGOING - BEGINNER SPOKEN TAMIL Start Date: Tuesday 10th AUGUST 2021, Class Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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.
This course will take place in the mornings, Tuesdays & Fridays.
ONGOING - GERMAN - A1.1 BEGINNER!! Start Date: 3rd AUGUST 2021, Class Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Timings: 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
Please Note: The course will be held in-person, in accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu. If in-person is not possible, the course will be held online.
TARGET AUDIENCE With Verena, this course is aimed at those who are a complete beginner with little or no knowledge of the German language.
Listening & speaking
Reading & writing
LEARNING OUTCOMES 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.
METHODOLOGY Pair work & group work in the class plenum.
COURSE TYPE A compact course, 3 months long, of two 90-minute classes a week.
Based on schemes of work,
All learners are assessed & will be issued a certificate outlining their skill level at the end of the course,
Intended for learners who are autonomous, & who are ready to invest some time outside of the classroom for their learning progress.
COURSE MATERIALS Up-to-date methods corresponding to the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
EVALUATION Learners will be assessed continuously throughout the trimester, or on the basis of a testing in between the chapters. They will receive a participation certificate outlining their hours of learning in the four skills (reading, writing, listening & speaking).
Our regular English classes continue, with Miko teaching the Upper Intermediate, Conversation and Writing classes, and Rupam teaching Beginners, Pre-Intermediate English.
Individual one-on-one classes are also available for English, Tamil, French and Hindi.
A Level Test is needed before you can join any of the English classes; it takes about an hour.
Intermediate/Advanced English: Step Up Your English with Vatsla
Practise in conversational English
Official letter Writing
Correct Use of Grammar
Correct Use of Punctuation
Reliving the Classics – Fiction, Poetry and Drama
For students: The Art of Group Discussion, Facing Interviews, and Improving Handwriting.
PAUSED - 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!)