SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES:

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.

2024 TERM 2 SPANISH CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MON 6 MAY 2024. 2024 TERM 3 CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MON 29 JULY 2024.

Study Spanish with EarthDiverse!

EarthDiverse offers both Adult and children’s Heritage Language courses.

Check out our continuing Heritage Language Programmes available for children of Spanish speaking parents or for children of any ethnicity who know some Spanish! 

Our Introductory Spanish courses begin with a focus on conversational skills, proper pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading practice, and an introduction to Spanish grammar. Subsequent Terms reinforce reading 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.

Courses in bolded blue below are offered during the current or next Term and available for registration now:

Click here for information on our Heritage Spanish Language programmes for children of Spanish-speaking migrants.

 

LOCATION: EarthDiverse Centre, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton, 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 language 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$200 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$175 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)

Our Spanish Heritage Language courses are differently priced, so please visit the appropriate pages for more information and costs for each of the three Heritage Spanish programmes on offer for kids aged 5-13.

EarthDiverse offered the following language classes on a rotating basis:

SPANISH COURSES OFFERED IN 2024 TERM 2 (May-Jun) ARE:

SPANISH COURSES OFFERED IN 2024 TERM 3 (Jul-Sep) ARE:

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: