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.
We will continue to converse on a wide range of subjects and to work with our Regions book. If we finish it, wewill return to our book on Paris. No vacancies at present.
This is a continuation of the course of exercises and study in grammar translation of books and recording of French news. Limited numbers, however a few vacancies
We project onto a screen French programmes for reading, translating and listening. Some grammar discussed at most classes.
The course is best suited to participants continuing from 2017 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 - Advanced
This is a continuing program from 2017. 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, ongoing study
Ongoing study of Italian reading, writing and speaking, in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. I will discuss future books with the class.
Not a course for beginners!
Basic Italian language course with grammar, verbs and introduction to speaking and understanding Italian.
Continuing Japanese and understanding Japan. We concentrate on speaking and learning with some reading and writing.
First class on Monday 30th January. 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.
This Spanish class is for those already with a reasonable basic understanding of Spanish. It will be a fun and interactive class, with lessons on theme-based activities (using a text book), as well as reading and writing on interesting topics relating to the history, life and culture in the many Spanish speaking countries. It will have opportunities for you to improve your speaking and
listening skills, as well as consolidating and improving your Spanish grammar and vocabulary.
Spanish - Ongoing Study
This Spanish class continues from the 2017 Intermediate Class and is for those already with a reasonable understanding of Spanish. There will be more lessons on theme-based activities (using a text book), and more opportunities to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as reading and writing skills. Of course, we will continue to consolidate and improve your Spanish grammar as well as expand your Spanish vocabulary.