You can brush up on your Spanish for Carnival in February, or even start learning Chinese in time for Chinese New Year on January 26, with a new range of courses at the Granary Learning Centre.
Chinese, Slovak, and Czech language and culture courses are the most recent additions at the Granary Learning Centre. Other courses include Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, German, and English.
Language and culture courses are changing this year, with students getting a taste of the country and culture as well as learning a language. In the classroom, the living language is experienced through many different media. Native speaking teachers use authentic film, radio, television, text, etc, to introduce and practise the language. Students can also enjoy Italian wine tasting, cooking Chinese dumplings, sampling Eastern teas, reviewing Polish films, salsa dancing, and brushing up on Russian art and history, offering an alternative way to brighten up the wintry evenings.
Students of the school and the general public can also attend weekend events at the cultural meeting point. This Sunday The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity event will take place. Organised by the Galway Irish Polish association, proceeds of the event go towards child healthcare. The event ends up in the Róisín Dubh and headquarters are at the Granary Learning Centre, 58 Dominick Street Lower — the school has moved to a bigger, brighter building at the end of the lane, first floor in the Granary Suites building.
For more information on language and culture courses phone (091 ) 566759 or (085 ) 7429900, e-mail [email protected], or visit the school.