CHINESE MANDARIN - Thursday 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Interested in learning the language that has more native speakers than any other in the world, with nearly a billion users? This fascinating language originated in northern China and is the official language in that country as well as one of the four official languages of Singapore. It is also recognised as one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
FRENCH CONVERSATIONAL - Tuesday 9.00am - 11.00am
We read our regions book and give presentations based on aspects of regions. There are listening exercises and general conversation. No vacancies at present
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
This is a continuation of the course of exercises and study in grammar, translation of books and recording of Slow News in French. Numbers are limited
FRENCH REVISION - Thursday 9.00am - 11.00am
We project onto a screen French programmes for reading, translating and listening. Some grammar discussed at most classes.
GERMAN INTERMEDIATE - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The course is best suited to participants continuing from 2018 introductory program or those who have, as a minimum, Year 12 level German language skills. The course aims to build on basic language skills through the use of a variety of course materials, supplemented by authentic texts including songs, satire and contemporary comment. Emphasis is placed on the development of
reading and listening skills. Please discuss with Tutor before enrolling.
GERMAN LANGUAGE and CULTURE - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
This is a continuing program from 2018. The course aims to expand the existing language skills of participants through the use of authentic texts (written, audio and video), from both contemporary and historical sources. Songs, satire and contemporary political comment are
key elements of the course. The course is best suited to participants with a native speaker background or tertiary level German language skills. Please discuss with Tutor before enrolling.
ITALIAN - CONVERSATION ITALIAN Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Course participants need a basic understanding of Italian and a willingness to participate in group activities. The emphasis of this course is on improving spoken, written and reading in Italian in a collaborative environment
ITALIAN, Ongoing Study - Wednesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Ongoing study of Italian language (reading, writing and speaking) in a non-threatening setting. The 1st half hour is for grammar revision
ITALIAN Beginners - Thursday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Basic Italian language course with grammar, verbs, tenses and pronunciation. Introduction to reading, writing, listening, speaking and understanding the “beautiful language”. Suitable for first timers and those who have completed an introductory course previously. Please bring writing materials and be prepared to purchase a dictionary
JAPANESE LANGUAGE - Wednesday 9.00am - 11.00am
Continuing Japanese and understanding Japan. We concentrate on speaking and learning with some reading and writing.
SPANISH - ADVANCED - Monday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
A continuing class studying Castilian (i.e. Spanish) and Hispanic culture generally. New members with either developed skills or preparedness to work hard are always welcome
SPANISH - "ESPANOL CON ESTEBAN" - Tuesday 11.30am - 1.30pm
This class is for those with a good understanding of Spanish (2+years) and who wish to consolidate, improve and gain more confidence in their speaking and listening skills as well as reading and writing Spanish. Of course, we will continue to consolidate your Spanish grammar and expand your Spanish vocabulary. In addition, there will be regular conversations and presentations to select interesting and relevant topics. This was formerly called “Spanish Ongoing.
SPANISH - Beginners - Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Spanish is the world’s second most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese. It is spoken in 21 countries. This basic Spanish course is an introduction to the Spanish grammar, vocabulary plus culture with a focus on understanding through reading, writing and conversation. It should be fun and interactive
SPANISH - SPEAKING SPANISH Tuesday 9.00am - 11.000am
This class is for those already with a reasonable basic understanding of Spanish (1-2 years), a fun and interactive class, with lessons on theme-based text book activities as well as reading and writing on interesting topics relating to the history, life and culture in the many Spanish speaking countries. There will be opportunities for you to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as consolidation and improving your Spanish grammar and vocabulary. This class was formally called "Spanish Intermediate"
WHAT IS LANGUAGE Wednesday - 11.30am - 1.30pm
We use language from (almost) the time we are born. How does it work? How is it different from non-human languages? How do we use language to negotiate our way through social interactions? Are there different patterns of interaction because of cultural elements of language use? Are men’s and women’s use of language conversation different? We will explore these facets of language, drawing upon your and others’ experiences. (The course lasts one term.)