Thursdays 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, Dolphin Room. 

We re-started in mid-July 2020. Numbers are strictly limited. Please contact the tutor or convener to book.

We are not a regular class since we do not teach French but assume that those who come along already have some knowledge of the language. Nor do we expect our participants to be fluent, merely to have an interest in expanding their understanding – lapses into ‘Franglaise’ are readily forgiven.

We have a low-impact structure in that we begin with half an hour of sentence translation highlighting some key-notes of grammar. Then each member of the class discusses their ‘mot du jour’ – some word or phrase that they personally find interesting. This usually takes us up to tea break and after that we each give a little commentary or story regarding a film we have seen, a place we have visited or an activity we have participated in – or anything really!

Comments and questions welcomed.

Occasionally we get to watch a short video or listen to a brief discourse on French culture, places or customs; always a treat and a challenge to our comprehension of the spoken word.

Tuesdays, 10am – 12 pm 

Have you never done any French or only vaguely remember those lessons in school?  You love the sound of French speakers though? You maybe once struggled in France with a phrase book for tourists and asked for two glasses of wine but was served something quite different?  This course is for you.  We aim at getting a bit of that real French sound, knowing some basic French and some basic conversation mixed with a smidgen of French culture.  Alors, allez, c’est parti! I’m Dutch, I love languages and a long time ago I lived for some time in Paris.

Wednesdays, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Scott room. 

We re-started on 17 June 2020. Numbers will be strictly limited. Please contact the tutor or convener to book.

Vacancies available and all are welcome.

Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.00 am, Scott room.

We have re-started on 23 June 2020. Numbers will be strictly limited. Please contact the tutor or convener to book.

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30 am, Dolphin Room. 

We will re-start on 7 July 2020. Numbers will be strictly limited. Please contact the tutor or convener to book.

The Italian Intermediate course is for people who have completed some study of, or who have some experience of the Italian language.  The approach is as far as possible a communicative one i.e to increase knowledge of and become confident in the spoken, listening and reading comprehension of the Italian language and to also to gain an understanding of how the language works.  Topics will include:

  • a revision of greetings and identifying oneself and others
  • getting around in one’s environment
  • shops; expressing likes/dislikes;
  • asking and giving information, etc.

Your teacher is a Queensland Registered teacher with over 30 years of Italian teaching experience with a passion for the Italian language and culture.

Wednesdays 12.45 – 2.15 pm, Scott room.

We re-started on 8 July 2020. Numbers will be strictly limited. Please contact the tutor or convener to book.

If anyone would like to attend the English As A Second Language class but are not available on Wednesdays, a friend of the tutors may be available to meet at another time. See bulletin for further details. 

This course is subject to sufficient participation and planned for Fridays, 20 & 27 November & 4 December, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm. Five participants for a 3 weeks’ course – the same students must attend for 3 weeks. There is a small charge – $2 – for handouts. Please register at office.

Let’s have fun signing! Learn how to sign the alphabet, colours, numbers and words. 

Wednesday, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, in the Dolphin room.

Numbers will be strictly limited. Please contact the tutor or convener to book.