Languages - Diversity in unity

Chanting to Goddess Sarasvati
by Herman   
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Nishtha (Photographer: Herman)Nishtha has translated all main and sub-hymns to Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. In this first lecture Nishtha brought back the rhythm and tone that was used originally in Sarasvati. So instead of having the dry mechanical tone and rhythm we now have the chants by the Rishis in beautiful poetic sounds and rhythms. Participants also had the chance to join in the chants to the Goddess Sarasvati (the flow of Divine Inspiration) as was heard originally in the vision and spiritual experience of the Rishis of the Rig-Veda. Read more

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by Andrea   
Wednesday, 11 August 2010

From Left: Tapas, Mita and the architects of the new ALL building Parul Zaveri and Nimish Patel (Photographer: Andrea)The Auroville Language Lab is a full-fledged language laboratory that draws upon the unique linguistic culture of Auroville. Alive with the rich vibrant sounds of languages from all over the world, Auroville is the perfect place to learn a new one.ALL offers Tomatis Ear Re-Education Therapy for both language learning as well as therapeutic applications. While it does not replace the need for language classes covering grammar, vocabulary acquisition etc, Tomatis method gives one the hearing of a native speaker, and consequently results in extremely precise and correct pronunciation. Here the presentation made by Mita about Tomatis and Auroville Language Lab.

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In English, on s`en fiche !
by Chloe & Wazo   
Friday, 16 April 2010

We have hesitated. Hesitated beaucoup. Parler in English, no problem pourquoi pas ! In a supposed French chronic ? Hou lala. But, the president du “centre de recherche d'expression française en anglais” had an important address to make. Impossible de refuser une allocution of one of the most well-known frenchy VIP. Nous lui avons offert our microphone avec pleasure and respect. Listen this historic speech ! Il n'est jamais trop tard to be an auditor branché. English or not English, on s'en fiche.

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Du français pour les petites oreilles
by Anne   
Thursday, 22 October 2009

Transition french classBonjour, je suis Anne et j'enseigne le français aux enfants non francophones du 4ème grade de Transition. Ce mois-ci nous avons travaillé la description et la présentation. Etre capable de se décrire, de décrire ses vêtements, leurs couleurs, leur genre... L'an dernier, ils avaient déjà appris les vêtements et les couleurs. Nous approfondissons et révisons en introduisant les cheveux, les yeux..... Ecoutez les enfants se présenter et devinez qui est qui?

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Why Study Foreign Languages?
by Anna   
Thursday, 06 August 2009

Foreign Languages Multi-national, multi-lingual nature of Auroville gives its citizen and guests an extraordinary opportunity to study foreign languages and therefore helps to establish mutual understandings between cultures and to build a human unity. Language is the keeper of all learning. One learns the cultural values that unite societies in common understanding through language. A united international society depends upon the pursuit of knowledge that creates dialog and reveals shared values. Those who speak foreign languages are agents to maintain the bonds between the cultures of the languages he or she speaks. In this interview some of Aurovillian agents share how they learn foreign languages and explore the traditions of human existence.

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I can`t practice yoga
by Anna   
Sunday, 12 April 2009

Ananda"I can't practice yoga intensively for the whole day, so I have to do something else, that's why I learn foreign languages", - says Ananda, who was born and grew up in France, lived and worked as a French teacher in Germany, England and Japan. Now in Auroville he's busy with accounting and continues to learn languages. He can read or speak in more than 10 languages: German, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Slovenian, Tamil, Sanskrit, Japanese... We haven't mentioned French and English, which are self-evident. In the interview Ananda is sharing with us his method of learning languages with joy and easiness. The interview is in Russian, so you can learn some Russian by the way.

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Learn Another Language!
by Andie   
Monday, 02 March 2009

At Tomatis CenterWould you like to learn Tamil, French, Portuguese, English or another foreign language? Have you heard people speak about “the gift of language” and observed that some people seem to just be able to learn languages quickly? Listen to the following interview with Mita from the Language Lab and Tomatis Centre to hear about how this and other assumptions about the ability to learn a language are myths! You too can learn a language, just first find out with which frequencies you're in touch! Mita will overview the Tomatis approach and its wide variety of applications, the history of the Tomatis Centre, and share some of her experiences with Tomatis.

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Amigos de la lengua Española
by Radio Team   
Tuesday, 05 August 2008

Spanish AmigosDesde hace unos meses el Pabellona Español ha comenzado un nuevo proyecto llamado “Amigos de la lengua española.
Este consiste en encuentros semanales donde todas aquellas personas interesadas en conocer la lengua y la cultura española puedan reunirse, esto se realiza en La Terrace cada viernes a partir de las 5 de la tarde.
Esta idea va ha ser adoptada proximamente por el Pabellon Frances y esperamos que pronto otros paises se hagan eco tambien.

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