SPANISH 102: INTRODUCTORY SPANISH, Part 2
Offered: in Term 2 (May-July) and Term 4 (October-December) each year
Our Introductory Spanish 102, Part 2 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who wish to continue their Spanish learning, and who have taken our Spanish 101 course. It continues learning begun in Spanish 101 with basic spoken conversational Spanish, introductory grammar, vocabulary, and reading practice. Students who have some knowledge of basic Spanish, but feel that the Spanish 101 course may be too basic for them, are welcomed to enrol in Spanish 102. Please drop us an email if you are unsure, and we’ll get you in touch with our language instructors to help place you in an appropriate level course.
Subsequent Terms reinforce conversational Spanish, and continue to increase one’s reading and writing abilities, vocabulary and retention, and focus on additional grammar.
Introductory Spanish 102 is next offered in 2022 Term 4 on Tuesday evenings during school Terms beginning 18 October 2022, 5:30-7:00pm. Spanish 102 Term 2 classes run for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Tuesday 6 December 2022. This course will next be offered in 2023 Term 2 beginning the week of Monday 1 May 2023.
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Location: EarthDiverse Centre, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab), on-line via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions posted 1-2 days after each class.
Note: Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time either in-person or via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.
Distance-learning: This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:
- attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time,
- attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time,
- watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.
These options can be mixed and matched throughout the course to suit your own availability and location.
Carola Arriagada was born and raised in Chile. She has been passionate about learning new skills since her first studies as a Computer Technician. She then earned a degree in Business Administration with a Marketing mention, completed a Post-Graduate diploma in Finance, and then spent five years running her own beauty therapy business. On arriving in New Zealand, she completed a Post-Graduate diploma in Events Management at Waikato Institute of Technology. She is currently employed by Wintec where she puts her many skills to work. Since the beginning of 2022 Carola has been teaching Spanish in a personalised individual class. she is excited to be joining EarthDiverse to continue her passion for helping others learn new skills.
In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our Spanish language courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.
Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.
Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is open to both adults and kids 10 years and older.
Cost per person per Term (8 classes):
- Waged: NZ$150 (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$125 (includes GST + online registration fee)
Prices for Waged and Unwaged registrants remain the same regardless of your chosen method for accessing our courses. This means that you have the option to mix and match access between attending our regularly-scheduled live class sessions in our Hamilton classrooms, accessing our live class sessions on-line via Zoom at the regularly scheduled class meeting time (no matter where you are located), or watching the video-recorded sessions anywhere at a time and date of your choosing. This allows you to study at your own pace and in your own time.
Once registered, you have three choices for attending your course:
- attend our in-person class sessions in our Hamilton classrooms,
- Zoom in to our live classroom sessions and participate in discussions,
- access the live-recorded class sessions each week. This allows you to register for an entire course, even though the scheduled class session day/time may not be suitable to your schedule. You may also use this option to watch any recorded session for review, or in case you may miss a class session due to prior engagement, being away, or due to illness. This allows you to catch up with any “missed” sessions at a more suitable time.
Once registered, you will receive detailed instructions on how to access our courses via either of the distance-learning options, i.e. live access via Zoom, or watching the video-recorded sessions.
All materials are included in the course fees. These are developed by our instructors and distributed as PDF files as the course progresses.
You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. Any notes that our instructor writes on the class digital whiteboard will be emailed to you as a PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.
LOCATION: All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.
DISTANCE-LEARNING: You get to chose your location when you Zoom in to our live classroom sessions, or access our classes at your leisure and at a time and day of your choosing by watching the video recorded sessions from each class. This allows you to study at your own pace.