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French Conversation

LOCATION: May Road Campus 2b May Rd Lalor DESCRIPTION: This is a French conversation class where participants practise their French to become more proficient. Topics discussed will include travel, cooking, books etc. If you are interested in this class you will need to have some knowledge of the language – spoken only – and be able to carry on a conversation in French. It would be a great class if you were planning an overseas French holiday. PREREQUISITE: Able to speak French to some degree

Mandarin, Elementary Level

LOCATION: Mill Park Library 394 Plenty Rd Mill Park AIM: To improve pronunciation and sentence construction. DESCRIPTION: Pinyin knowledge will be introduced. Participants are encouraged to participate in oral conversation. Some basic knowledge of Chinese language is essential.

Italian Culture and Language Advanced

OCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Centre 2b May Rd Lalor

DESCRIPTION: This is an ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASS. Members of the class will be immersed into the cultural and language of Italy. Students will interact with an Italian native Tutor and learn the grammar rules but also culture and customs. The class will discuss life in Italy, the language including grammar and speech patterns. The tutor will take the members of the class on a journey where they will experience life and the treasures of Italy.

Italian Language Intermediate

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Centre 2b May Rd Lalor DESCRIPTION: Knowledge of Basic Italian Language is required. The class will benefit people who have an Italian background and want to better communicate with family and friends. For people who want to travel to Italy and for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Italian language for work or for business. Students will interact with an Italian native Tutor and learn the grammar rules but also culture and customs. This class features a computer where students can see or search for information in real time. Most of the work is done in the class where students take notes from the whiteboard ask questions and use web translators or book dictionaries. There is no fixed scheduling so people can join anytime.

Italian Total Beginners

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St Lalor 3075 DESCRIPTION: The class will benefit people who have an Italian background and want to better communicate with family and friends. It is also good for people who want to travel to Italy and who want to improve their knowledge of the Italian language for work or for business. Students will interact with an Italian native Tutor and learn the grammar rules and also culture and customs. Most of the work is done in the class where students take notes from the whiteboard , ask questions and use web translators or book dictionaries. There is no fixed scheduling so people can join anytime.

French Conversation

LOCATION: May Road Campus 2b May Rd Lalor

DESCRIPTION: This is a French conversation class where participants practise their French to become more proficient. Topics discussed will include travel, cooking, books etc. If you are interested in this class you will need to have some knowledge of the language – spoken only – and be able to carry on a conversation in French. It would be a great class if you were planning an overseas French holiday.

PREREQUISITE: Able to speak French to some degree

Italian Language Intermediate

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Centre 2b May Rd Lalor

DESCRIPTION: BEGINNERS – Knowledge of Basic Italian Language is required. The class will benefit people who have an Italian background and want to better communicate with family and friends. For people who want to travel to Italy and for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Italian language for work or for business. Students will interact with an Italian native Tutor and learn the grammar rules but also culture and customs. This class features a computer where students can see or search for information in real time. Most of the work is done in the class where students take notes from the whiteboard ask questions and use web translators or book dictionaries. There is no fixed scheduling so people can join anytime.

Mandarin for Beginners

LOCATION: Mill Park Library 394 Plenty Rd Mill Park

AIM: The aim of this class is to learn how to pronounce write and read Chinese characters. Learn how to pronounce pinyin and Chinese characters. Encourage to practise simple sentences and conversation.

DESCRIPTION: Little or no knowledge about mandarin is needed all welcome. Learn and practise simple conversation. Notes supplied.

Skill Up your Mandarin

LOCATION: Mill Park Library 394 Plenty Rd Mill Park

DESCRIPTION: The class aims to improve reading and listening skill. Students are encouraged to converse in mandarin Some knowledge of Chinese language is essential. Videos and songs are used to assist the practise. Notes supplied. The participants will learn how to write Chinese characters and construct simple sentences in Mandarin. They will also practise conversation reading and listening skill.

Italian – Total Beginners

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075

DESCRIPTION: The class will benefit people who have an Italian background and want to better communicate with family and friends. It is also good for people who want to travel to Italy and who want to improve their knowledge of the Italian language for work or for business. Students will interact with an Italian native Tutor and learn the grammar rules and also culture and customs. Most of the work is done in the class where students take notes from the whiteboard , ask questions and use web translators or book dictionaries. There is no fixed scheduling so people can join anytime.