This one term course will suit members who are interested in the Australian culture. It will cover a range of areas including, anecdotes or jokes, answers to English grammar on notice, Australian artists and their works, Australian cartoonists Australian poets and poems, Aussie facts, myths and legends, Australian place names, nicknames of Australian places, some real proper Aussie English words and sentences, Aussie English a la John O’Grady, Australian colloquialism, Aboriginal expressions/language, Aussie paraphernalia-pictures, souvenirs, stories. This course is guaranteed to hold the interest of all participants. Wednesday
This course is for members who would like to know more about Japan, its people, language, culture, food and history. Topics for discussion each week will range from ikebana and origami to toilets and trains. The tutor is a frequent visitor to Japan and he will be assisted by his wife who is a native-born Japanese. There is ample opportunity for Q&A which is great if members are planning a trip and, throughout the course, the emphasis is on fun and informality. Tuesday

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