Classes I – K


INDIAN COOKERY: COOK INDIAHH! Amrita Narain
Fri 11.00-13.00 Aspern Centre email: amrita_narain@hotmail.co.uk
A contemporary approach to Indian cooking, preparing nutritious, tasty and unfussy food to suit beginners as well as intermediate or experienced cooks. If 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 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS New Franca Cerudi
Thurs 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 2.26)
We start from the alphabet – an adventure to discover the structure of Italian, acquiring step by step the means to write and speak in a language unknown until now . The book used is: Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.

ITALIAN BEGINNERS STEP TWO Franca Cerudi
Mon 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 1.30)
The class is responding to the needs of those who have already laid foundations for the knowledge of Italian and now want to study the grammar in depth with reading and conversation. The book used is: Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.

ITALIAN: 3RD YEAR Graziella Freedman
Wed 12.50- 13.55 (Room 1.30)
This class is a continuation class for those who started Italian two years ago. The book we will be using is Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.

ITALIAN: POST BEGINNERS Graziella Freedman
Wed 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.30)
For those who have basic Italian but would like to improve their grammar and conversation. The books we use are Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli and Easy Italian Reader by Riccarda Saggese.

ITALIAN: IMPROVERS Franca Cerudi
Wed 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 1.33)
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: CONVERSATION Franca Cerudi
Thur 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 2.26)
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: ADVANCED Graziella Freedman
Wed 10.00 – 11.35 (Room 1.30)
The course is for those who can already speak Italian and hold a conversation. We will be reading Italian literature and using the book Upgrade your Italian by Clelia Boscolo.

ITALIAN: ADVANCED CONVERSATION Marvin Tomkinson
Tue 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 1.28) email: marleo59@blueyonder.co.uk
Friendly Italian conversation class for those of us who speak Italian – but are feeling a little ‘rusty’.

ITALIAN: READING AND CONVERSATION Ada Sofaer
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.33) 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 (Room 1.30) email: david@epswanstead.com
Leggiamo esempi della letteratura italiana moderna. Durante gli ultimi 12 mesi abbiamo letto Pavese, La luna e i falò (1950), Sciascia, Il mare colore del vino (1973), e Calvino, Se una notte d’ inverno un viaggiatore (1979). Di solito si prepara in anticipo fra dieci e venti pagine 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 Buzzati, Deledda, Ginzburg, Levi (Carlo), e Tabucchi.

JAPANESE: FIRST YEAR Kaoru Godoy
Wed 11:40-12:45 (Room1.28)
We aim to learn Japanese basic language skills, including reading and writing, in a friendly class with some regular homework. The course book is Rikai, Marugoto, Starter, A1 by Japan Foundation.

JAPANESE: SECOND YEAR Kaoru Godoy
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 1.33)
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 books are Rikai, Marugoto, Starter, A1 by Japan Foundation and Rikai, Marugoto, Elementary 1, A2 by Japan Foundation. The actual chapters will be decided at the start of the course in September.

JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: THIRD YEAR Haruyo Kusunoki
Wed 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 1.28)
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.