Language Lab and Tomatis Centre

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The Language Lab and Tomatis Centre is an educational centre for learning languages that draws upon the unique linguistic culture of Auroville. It is a special place where people of all ages and nationalities come together to learn new languages, and in the process learn more about each other and themselves. The Language Lab is also involved in research, exclusive material creation, and several other ongoing projects.

History

In October 1999, several Aurovilians who teach languages to adults joined together to create the Language Lab.

Approach, Methods and Curricula

The doors of the lab are open six days a week, providing students with world class learning material, access to a multi-media library, language instruction as a group. One to one sessions are also possible.

The languages offered vary with the availability of teachers, and as well as English, Tamil and French may include Italian, German, Hindi, Sanskrit, Japanese, Spanish and more. The Langague Lab welcomes young Aurovilians, Newcomers and Guests who would like to offer their services in teaching a language. Some wonderful resources are available at the Lab to help in planning lessons, making handouts and using materials including books, audio materials, videos, TV and radio programs.

The Language Lab adopts the Tomatis Method, which works on acclimatizing the ear to the sounds of a new language. The Language Lab is connected with Tomatis centres and practitioners around the world.

The médiathèque, a network of computers with headphones and microphones, gives access to a wide variety of very high-quality films, videos, audio materials and interactive software in many different languages. This allows students to study even if there is no group class offered during a given period.

Articles

Articles about the Language Lab and Tomatis CentreYear
News & Notes 686:The Language Lab and the Tomatis Research Centre have moved!2017

Contact

  • Location: Shakti Community, next to the Pyramids on the old Last School campus
  • Hours: Monday –Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Phone: 91-413-262-3661, 958-520-7962
  • Email: all (at) auroville.org.in

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