Members wishing to do a language course for the first time must contact the course presenter to ensure that you are enrolling with the most appropriate group. Continuing students please confirm your enrolment.


GERMAN FOR FUN AND TRAVEL (Weekly - school term)


Starts:  Tuesday 29th January 2019 - Ends: 10th December 2019

Time:    10.00pm - 12noon

Presenter:   Gisela Foot  Ph: 0488 150 707

Venue:         Aldgate CFS Hall, Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate 


General conversation, reading, writing, translation, discussion and storytelling.   Some basic

understanding of German required (reading, speaking).


FRENCH 3.5 & FRENCH 5.5 (Weekly - school terms)  MAXIMUM OF 25 STUDENTS


Starts:   Tuesday 5th February - 6th December 2019

Time:      2:45pm - 4:45pm


Presenter:   Helen Hughes.  (Ph: 0407 720 168)

Venue:         Town Hall, Gawler Street, Mt Barker.      PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE

French 3.5



     Schaum’s French Grammar

     A new French course Pt. 3 by Horan and Wheeler - Science Press.

French 5.5


     A  New French  Course Pt 4 by  Horan  and Wheeler - Science Press 

     Communications &  Communiqué by  David Sprake – O.U.P.


French 3.5 An intermediate course. Continuing study of grammar, broadening knowledge of geography, history, culture and current affairs.  Written work incorporates comprehension, description and story writing.  Oral work focuses on dictée, weekly conversation and aural comprehension.

French 5.5  Ongoing revision of grammar as well as new points; enhancing geography, history and culture, awareness of current affairs.  Specific focus on conversation, written and aural comprehension and the development of prose writing skills.  All students participate in class exercises and discussion. Homework is given.


FRENCH FOR FUN (Weekly - School terms)  MAXIMUM OF 15 STUDENTS


Starts: Thursday 7th February -12th December 2019


Time:   10.00am - 12noon


Presenter:  Didy Pederick.   (Ph: 0408 100 016)

Venue:       The Oak, Bridgewater Uniting Church, 409 Mt Barker Road, Bridgewater.

This is a flexible course which aims to give participants a good foundation in French conversation, language structures, and culture, with an emphasis on enjoyment, appreciation, and the nurturing of confidence. There is a text which forms the basis of the grammatical components and this will be augmented with reference to websites, texts, DVDs, and other thematic material.  Textbook used is “Easy French, Step by Step” by McGraw Hill, available from Dymocks or online.


In 2018 we started work on a BBC course, ‘The French Experience 2”, available from the Book Depository (textbook and a set of CD’s) which offers more advanced options for listening, speaking and exploring the French language, as well as an insight into French speaking countries and communities around the world.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE  (Weekly - school terms)


Dates:   Wednesday  6th February - 18th December 2019

Time:    10.00am - 12noon

Presenter:  Jane Russell  (Ph: 0411 580 655)

Venue:         Aldgate CFS Hall - 21 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate


Prior knowledge of Italian required. Anyone with hearing difficulties is invited to contact the presenter.

This is an ongoing course at an intermediate level. New students should have at least 2 years of Italian and/or be willing to catch up to the group. The emphasis is on enjoyment. Teaching methods include dialogues, jokes, crosswords, role play, reading, dictation and translation. There is weekly homework. Books and DVDs in Italian are available on request.

Required texts:

  • In Other Words / Jhumpa Lahiri (parallel text); ISBN13: 978-1-4088-6613-9

  • Talk Italian Grammar / Alwena Lamping (ISBN10:140667178) or other grammar book if you already have one.


  • Online access to WORLD REFERENCE. 

  • A verb reference book, such as ‘501 ITALIAN VERBS’ by Barron’s Foreign Language Guides. 


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