Languages

ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 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 12 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 18 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
7 Thursday nights - Starts on 20 February from 7-9pm

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

Fees: NZ$100

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Tuesday)

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

For those who want an introduction to NZ Sign Language then join this beginner class. Units 1-3 will be covered.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Tarsha Takarangi-Berry
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

For those who want an introduction to NZ Sign Language then join this beginner class. Units 1-3 will be covered.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have completed a 1B class in NZ Sign Language. Units 6 & 7 will be covered

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - Date to be advised 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$45

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 10 February from 7-9pm

Come along and learn the basic knowledge and history of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving with Nina Paaka. Throughout the term you will learn reo Maori, tikanga o te whare pora (protocols within the house of weaving), how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), learn how to weave putiputi (flowers), placemat/coaster, konae (2 sided purse) and wall hanging. This is a great way to start your raranga (weaving) journey, all beginners welcome.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 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: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 11 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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Spanish: Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Thursday nights - Starts 13 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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