Classes I-K


INDIAN COOKERY: COOK INDIAHH New Amrita Narain
Fri 10.30 – 12.30 Room 30 Initially Autumn term but may continue.
A contemporary approach to Indian cooking, preparing nutritious, tasty and unfussy food to suit beginners as well as intermediate or experienced cooks. Whether you are cooking for family meals or dinner parties, you will learn skills to impress, recreate your favourite Indian dishes, lose your fear of ‘foreign’ food and leave with the confidence to create delicious and authentic Indian food in your own home – guaranteed! Indian food is easy to cook and good for you – and easy on the pocket too! Class limited to 8 members. Amrita will supply the food.

ISLAM – PAST AND PRESENT Shafeeq Siddiqui
Mon 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 29)
We will cover topics including Sectarianism (Sunni/Shia), Political Islam (Islamism), Shariah, Hajj, Women, Ramadan and Social Justice.

ITALIAN: BEGINNERS Graziella Freedman
Wed 12.30 – 13.30 (Room 30)
This class is for absolute Beginners. The book we will be using is Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.

ITALIAN: POST BEGINNERSGraziella Freedman
Wed 11.30 – 12.30 (Room 30)
For those who have a little basic Italian but would like to improve basic grammar and conversation. The books we use are Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli and Easy Italian Reader by Riccarda Saggese.

ITALIAN: INTERMEDIATEGraziella Freedman
Wed 10.00 – 11.25 (Room 30)
The course provides conversation and some grammar for students who have a basic knowledge of Italian. The book used is Upgrade your Italian by Clelia Boscolo.

ITALIAN: ADVANCED CONVERSATION Marvin Tomkinson
Tue 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 28) & Claudia Reed
Friendly Italian conversation class for those of us who speak Italian – but are feeling a little ‘rusty’

ITALIAN: DISCUSSION AND CONVERSATION Ada Sofaer
Tue 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 33)
Conversation and discussion in Italian are the main objects of this lesson. Subjects are taken from Italian newspapers and books. Grammar will still be part of the lesson.

ITALIAN READING GROUP David Powell
Mon 14.00 – 15.05 (Aspern Centre) email: david@epswanstead.com
We read modern Italian novels around the class at a fairly leisurely pace. We discuss matters relating to language as they come up, as well as relevant aspects of the social, economic and political background. The choice of books is made by agreement. Previous reading has included works by Bassani, Calvino, Deledda, Eco, Fois, Levi (Carlo), Moravia, Pavese, Sciascia, Tabucchi, and most recently Incanto by Pietro Grossi.

JAPANESE BEGINNERS- SECOND YEAR Kaoru Godoy
Wed 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 28)
We will continue to build up vocabulary and the structure of the Japanese language in a gentle pace. We aim to develop Japanese basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a friendly class. It is encouraged to do homework regularly. The main text book is ‘Japanese for Busy People 1’ by AJALT, either Romanized version or Kana version (for those who know Hiragana).

JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE Haruyo Kusunoki
Wed 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 28), Starting October the 4th
In this course you will be introduced to simple language together with Japanese scripts. Also different aspects of Japanese life, present and past, will be introduced including customs, education, urban and rural life, useful to those who are visiting Japan for the first time.