Spanish is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. Today, it is a global language with nearly 500 million native speakers, mainly in Spain and the Americas. It is the world’s second-most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese, and the world’s fourth-most spoken language overall after English, Mandarin Chinese and Hindi. According to the 2018 New Zealand Census, it is spoken by 38,823 New Zealanders.
SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES:
TERM 1 COURSES BEGIN THE WEEK STARTING MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2022
Study Spanish with EarthDiverse!
One of our new language programmes for 2021, our Introductory Spanish course begins with a focus on conversational skills, vocabulary, reading and writing practice, and an introduction to Spanish grammar. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and introduce additional grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Basic everyday vocabulary and expressions are taught, with a view to empowering learners to speak basic Spanish from the very beginning.
EarthDiverse currently offers the following Spanish language courses on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students twice a year. 101 and 103 courses are offered in Terms 1 and 3 each year, and 102 and 104 courses are offered in Terms 2 & 4 each year. If you’re interested in starting a new language from scratch, you can do so twice a year, in Term 1 (early February) or Term 3 (July/August). If you have some elementary understanding, you may consider starting in a 102 or 103 course as well.
- Spanish 101: Introductory Spanish (offered in Term 1 & Term 3 every year)
- Spanish 102: Introductory Spanish (offered in Term 2 & Term 4 every year)
- Spanish 103: Introductory Spanish (offered in Term 1 & Term 3 every year)
- Spanish 104: Introductory Spanish (coming in 2022 Term 2)
- Spanish 300: Conversational Spanish (coming soon!)
Intermediate courses coming soon!
LOCATION: EarthDiverse, 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.
DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Spanish courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.
COST PER PERSON PER TERM (8 classes):
- Waged: NZ$150.00 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$125.00 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
EarthDiverse offered the following language classes on a rotating basis:
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: