Classes I – K


INDIAN COOKERY: Cook Indiahh! Amrita Narain
Fri 11.00-13.000 Aspern Centre email: amrita_narain@hotmail .co.uk 
N.B  Amrita will be in India from 15 October to 1 December, so no classes during those dates.
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!  Amrita will supply the ingredients at first – a small charge may be payable later.

ITALIAN: BEGINNERS Graziella Freedman
Wed 12.35- 13.35(Room 30)
This class is for absolute Beginners.  The book we will be using is Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.

ITALIAN: BEGINNERS (2nd YEAR) Graziella Freedman
Wed 12.35- 13.35(Room 30)
(This class is a continuation class for those who started Italian last year).  The book we will be using is Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.

ITALIAN: POST BEGINNERS Graziella Freedman
Wed 11.25 – 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: MORE ADVANCED Graziella Freedman
Wed 10.00 – 11.20 (Room 30)
The course provides conversation and some grammar for students who have a basic knowledge of Italian.  The book used is Improve your Italian by Clelia Boscolo.

ITALIAN: CONVERSATION Franca Cerudi
Thur 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 26)
To stimulate your curiosity about Italian language and traditions, and encourage a greater knowledge and understanding. The class is intended as a meeting place where everyone is involved in a friendly conversation and exchange of ideas, on a wide range of subjects, from personal impressions and opinions, to art, music, literature and other matters proposed by the participants based on their experiences and preferences.

ITALIAN:IMPROVERS Franca Cerudi
Wed 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 33)
To improve your knowledge of the Italian language.  The lessons are divided into two parts: the first is dedicated to the refreshment and learning of grammar rules and the second to the application of those rules by speaking, reading and playing games. This is an amusing way to remember and use new words.

ITALIAN: ADVANCED CONVERSATION Marvin Tomkinson & Claudia Reed
Tue 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 28)
Friendly Italian conversation class for those of us who speak Italian – but are feeling a little ‘rusty’. email: marleo59@blueyonder.co.uk

ITALIAN: DISCUSSION AND CONVERSATION Ada Sofaer
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 33) email: adasofaer@gmail.com
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
Leggiamo esempi della letteratura italiana moderna.  Durante gli ultimi  12-18 mesi abbiamo letto Grossi, Incanto(2011), Sciascia, Il giorno della civetta(1961), e Ginzburg, Lessico famigliare(1963). Di solito si prepara in anticipo un capitolo (od un brano di simile lunghezza) che discutiamo nella classe.  Poi, se rimane un po’ di tempo, leggiamo qualche pagina ad alta voce.  Come sfondo, si spiegano inoltre aspetti della grammatica, storia, cultura, e società italiane.  La scelta dei libri da leggere viene fatta dalla classe.  Altri libri che abbiamo letto sono opere di Bassani, Calvino, Deledda, Levi (Carlo), Pavese, e Tabucchi.

JAPANESE BEGINNERS: FIRST YEAR Kaoru Godoy
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 33)
We aim to learn Japanese basic language skills, including reading and writing, in a friendly class. Regular homework is encouraged.  The course book is Rikai, Marugoto, Starter,  A1 by Japan Foundation.

JAPANESE BEGINNERS: THIRD YEAR Kaoru Godoy
Wed 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 28)
We will consolidate what we learned earlier and continue to develop practical Japanese language skills in a friendly class. Homework will be given regularly. Please revise Hiragana and Katakana for starting the course!The course book is Rikai, Marugoto, Elementary 1, A2 by Japan Foundation.

Japanese language and culture Haruyo Kusunoki
Wed 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 28)
This is a continuation of last year’s language and culture. In this course you will be introduced to the language together with Japanese script and different aspects of Japanese life, present and past, including customs, education, urban and rural life, etc.  This will occupy about one third of the time.  Anyone who is interested in Japan and has a little knowledge of the language is welcome.