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 - Thursday 9.00am - 11.00am
We project onto a screen French programs for reading, translating and listening. Grammar, French history and topical world items.
FRENCH CONVERSATIONAL - Tuesday 9.00am - 11.00am
We have a new co-ordinator and class members will share responsibility for
organising activities. No vacancies at present
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
This class is for participants with an understanding of basic French vocabulary and grammar (1-2 years). Theme based texts, written in French, provide activities for the ongoing development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and includes grammatical exercises and cultural information.
Participants will also have opportunities to practise their conversational skills in a collaborative and supportive environment.
GERMAN LANGUAGE and CULTURE - INTERMEDIATE - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The course is best suited to participants 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.
INDONESIAN LANGUAGE - BASIC - Monday - 9.00am - 11.00am
Basics of communicating in Bahasa Indonesian. This will include grammar, syntaz, pronunciation, simple sentence construction and use of the Kamus Bahasa (Dictionary)
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 and improving knowledge of Italian culture and history.
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 FOR 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
SPAIN AND THE SPANIARDS - Friday - 11.30am - 1.30pm
An exploration of the over 2000 year development of the Spanish ethos. How history moulded the social, political and economic character of 21st Century Spain. Carthaginians, Romans, Christianity, Visigotha, Moors, Reconquest, Inquisition, Jews, Colonialism, Marlborough, Enlightment, Republicanism, Socialism, Civil War and perhaps finally Constitutional Monarchy.
SPANISH - "ESPANOL CON ESTEBAN" - Class 1 - Tuesday 9.00am - 11.00am
This class is for those already with a reasonable basic understanding of Spanish. (1-3 years) and who wish to improve speaking and listening skills, as well as consolidation and improving Spanish grammar and vocabulary to a strong intermediate level. Lessons are based on theme-based activities (using a text book), reading and writing on interesting topics and using on-line resources. It will be a fun, interactive and informative class.
SPANISH - 'ESPANOL - CON ESTEBAN' - Class 2 Tuesday 11.30am - 1.30pm
This class is for those already with a good understanding of Spanish (3+ years) and who wish to consolidate, improve and gain more confidence in speaking and listening skills as well as reading and writing Spanish. We will revise Spanish grammar when needed and expand your Spanish vocabulary, and have conversations on interesting and relevant topics. Classes are fun, interactive and informative.
SPANISH FOR 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
WHAT IS LANGUAGE Term 2 Thursday
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.)