Courses D – F

Drama production - A Chorus Of Disapproval by Alan AyckbournA Chorus Of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn
DRAMA GROUP Barry Rae
Thur 11.50 – 13.45 (Room 2.21)
If you are interested in acting, directing and improvisation and would enjoy working towards productions, possibly three per year, please come along and join us.

DUTCH CONVERSATION Elisabeth Fantino
Wed 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 28) fortnightly on Sept 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 7. Jan 11, 25; Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22; Apr 26. May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 5.
Do you have some basic knowledge of Dutch?  Would you like to improve it?  I am Dutch and will encourage you to talk.  We will read or listen to texts and songs, talk about current events and anything Dutch (or indeed Double Dutch) that you may wish.

ENGLISH: GRAMMAR AND STRUCTURE    Paul Lindsay
Tuesday 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 28)  Autumn and Spring terms only, fortnightly on Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 6. Jan 10, 24;Feb 7, 21; Mar 7, 21.
We will focus on the grammar of English but we’ll compare English  grammar with other languages and how English differs from them.  Please bring and ask questions and learn more about the grammar and structure of English.

EURYTHMY A Dawn Delbos
Wed 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 29)
Gentle rhythmic exercise which encourages good posture and freedom of movement.
Eurythmy, developed by Rudolf Steiner, is based on the sounds of speech and is an enjoyable antidote to the stresses of  life.  Please wear soft-soled, non-slip shoes and loose comfortable clothing.

EURYTHMY B Dawn Delbos
Mon 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 29)
For those who have been doing eurythmy for at least a year.

EXERCISE CLASS Thelma Tennant
Thur 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 2.21)
Gentle exercise based on Yoga and Pilates to improve flexibility and general fitness.  Suitable for all levels.  Please bring a mat and wear light, loose clothing.

EXERCISE: MOVE IT OR LOSE IT Naomi Stuart
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 29)
We all need to exercise, both to keep our muscles strong and to maintain our independence.  The DVD we use is age-friendly and not tremendously demanding.  The exercises can be done standing or seated. Wear comfortable clothes, sensible shoes and bring water.               It’s encouraging and enjoyable – come and join us!

EXPLORING EXPERIENCES OF THE THIRD AGE   Ruth Brook
Wed 14.30 – 16.05 (Room 26)
The Third Age has its particular pleasures and problems.  We aim to create an environment in which group members listen to each other in a non-judgmental way, possibly using their own experience to enable others to find ways of thinking about new situations in our fast-changing world. Members will decide each week what we will look at and think about in some depth.  Among the issues raised are likely to be: retirement, health, loss, loneliness, changing family relationships etc.  The group will be limited to 10.

FRENCH: BEGINNERS Neville Woolf
Thur 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 28)
French for Beginners is for those who would like to learn French, or who have done a little of it a long time ago and would like to improve. The lessons cover pronunciation and grammar and we use the book Façon de Parler I (£11.99). Starting October 6.

FRENCH: POST BEGINNERS A Neville Woolf
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 33)
For those who have done a year’s French.   It builds on French for    Beginners and is based on the books Dialogues en Littérature and Les Grandes Familles by Maurice Druon.

FRENCH: POST BEGINNERS B Neville Woolf
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 30)
This class is for those who have spent a year in “French: Post Beginners A” and who wish to try their hand at some more challenging material in relation to both reading and  grammar.  Some homework.

FRENCH: INTERMEDIATE   Joan Schlackman & James Gilmour
Mon 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 33) 
Emphasis on spoken French, vocabulary building and practical grammar. Articles from French newspapers and other texts are used  for oral comprehension and recorded material for listening comprehension.

FRENCH: ADVANCED Thelma Tennant
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 28)    
For fluent French speakers. Vocabulary building, reading and discussion of newspaper articles, novels and other books in French.  Occasional grammar.

FRENCH: CERCLE FRANÇAIS Terry Clarke
Tue 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 22)          
Destiné à des francophones, le cercle français vise d’une part à vous encourager de partager vos opinions sur des articles et des débats
de l’actualité et d’autre part à vous faire découvrir ou redécouvrir des oeuvres littéraires ou cinématographiques.  L’essentiel, c’est que vous parliez et lisiez couramment le français et que vous soyez prêts à contribuer.

FRENCH CONVERSATION  Michael Ellman
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 33) fortnightly on Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16, 30; Dec 14. Jan 18; Feb 1, 15; Mar 1, 15, 29; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12.
Conversation simple et décontractée, avec lecture de nouvelles ou autres textes à volonté.
Reasonable conversational ability needed: the class will be conducted in French.

FRENCH CONVERSATION & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Colette Lévy
Thur 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 28)
Conversation each week, with grammatical explanation if needed.
Fortnightly, vocabulary from Vocabulaire Progressif du Français – (Niveau avancé) by Claire Miquel.
Also fortnightly, Colette will teach a few popular phrases and occasionally there will be a reading of a text for oral comprehension.