Languages

ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Come to a friendly group and learn how to say and write your name, address and phone number; answer the telephone clearly; make appointments; read simple English and chat to your friends and work mates in clear basic Kiwi English. This is a good class for anyone new to English or who has forgotten the English they learnt at school.

Fees: NZ$25 - New Zealand Residents & Refugees
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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ESOL: Intermediate Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Conversational English for those who feel confident at reading and writing. The focus is on learning pronunciation & meaning in a NZ context so that you will gain NZ cultural intelligence to complement your English language skills. Additional written and comprehension support can be given if requested by class members. Emphasis is placed on topical NZ cultural events so that you may gain confidence and become part of your community.

Fees: NZ$25
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Learn Italian communicative skills with fun, songs, movies, readings, paintings and a special taste of Italian lifestyle while exploring the country from an antipodean distance.

Fees: NZ$110

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 14 February from 7-9pm

For those who have some knowledge of Italian and want to continue their studies.

Fees: NZ$110

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JAPANESE: Spoken for Beginners

Tutor/Facilitator: Kayoko Komori
8 Thursday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

You might be interested in Japanese culture, food, and manga or a short trip to Japan. If so, it is more fun to know Japanese language. Learn basic spoken Japanese, culture and customs and you can enjoy more of your interest. This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Japanese. You do not need to know Japanese alphabets first, as this course uses Roomaji (Roman alphabet). Let’s get started!

Fees: NZ$110

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 1

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts on 11 February 7-9pm

An introductory course in Te Reo.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who want to start learning NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouata
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 6 -8pm

This is a beginner course for those who have complete level 1A ie 8 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 2A

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 February from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed a year of NZ Sign language ie level 1

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 1 December from 9am-5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), including kohua (boiling), weave putiputi a place mat and a wall hanging while using traditional techniques and methods, including karakia, tikanga and Te reo Maori. This class is great for those with no experience to minimum experience. I believe the most important part of weaving is the preparation and basics, I am privileged to be able to teach you and guide you through your first stages of Raranga.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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Spanish: Beyond Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Continue learning Spanish. This course continues on from the beginner course or is for those who already know some Spanish.

Fees: NZ$110

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Thursday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$110

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