Offered :

2022 Term 3 (Aug-Sep) and 2022 Term 4 (Oct-Dec).

Date & Time:

Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm (NZ Time) during school Terms. Our Term 3 course begins on Friday 5 August 2022 and run for eight successive weeks.

Time Zone equivalents:

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm beginning 4 August 2022

  • US Pacific: Thursdays 9:00-10:00pm beginning 4 August 2022

  • London, UK: Fridays 5:00-6:00am beginning 5 August 2022

  • Paris, France: Fridays 6:00-7:00am beginning 5 August 2022

  • New Delhi, India: Fridays 9:30-10:30am beginning 5 August 2022

  • Bangkok, Thailand: Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm beginning 5 August 2022

  • Singapore: Fridays 12:00-1:00pm beginning 5 August 2022

  • Sydney, Australia: Fridays 2:00-3:00pm beginning 5 August 2022

Description:

Our Language teaching Style:

  • No homework

  • No marking

  • Storytelling as part of language immersion

  • We’re able to accept new cohorts of students in subsequent School Terms

Class Format:

  • 8 sessions per School Term

  • 1 hour class session

  • Hybrid classes: students have the option of attending either in-person at the EarthDiverse Centre in the Hamilton CBD, or on-line via Zoom

  • Classes are recorded so that students can review sessions, or catch up on a missed class

  • Caregivers will need to sign their kids in and out

Meet our Instructor

Spanish Instructor

Yecenia Atencio

Mi nombre es Yecenia Atencio, soy de Colombia un hermoso pais de Sudamerica, hace un año vivo en Nueva Zelanda, llegue aqui despues de recorrer un largo camino de altos y bajos, pero en Nueva Zelanda he encontrado un hogar apacible y hermoso donde iniciar una nueva vida junto a mi familia. En mi país estudié Ingeniería de Sistemas y profesional inmobiliario, también amo los idiomas, estudie Italiano, gramática del Español y ahora estudio Inglés. En este país he descubierto una gran pasión por el trabajo social y el apoyo a la comunidad y estoy feliz de poder prestar mis conocimientos enseñando mi idioma natal Español, lengua que amo y respeto mucho. Me encanta viajar, escuchar música y bailar, pero lo que más disfruto son los paseos familiares y compartir tiempo con la familia. My name is Yecenia Atencio, I am from Colombia, a beautiful country in South America. I came to live in New Zealand a year ago. I arrived here after going through many ups and downs, but in New Zealand I have found a peaceful and beautiful home where I can start a new life together with my family. In my country I studied Systems Engineering. I’m also a real estate professional, I also love languages, study Italian, Spanish grammar and now study English. In this country I have discovered a great passion for social work and community support and I am happy to be able to lend my knowledge by teaching my native language Spanish, a language I love and respect very much. I love traveling, listening to music and dancing, but what I enjoy most are family walks and sharing time with family.

Assessment:

Your child’s communicative skills in Spanish must first be assessed by our Team so that we are certain that s/he is placed in the correct class. Please contact our Language Programme Director Cristina Schumacher to arrange for an assessment. ¡Muchas gracias!

Location:

All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse offices and classrooms 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 of Anglesea Street.
Location

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.

Distance-Learning option:

  • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our 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.

Pricing options:

All prices in New Zealand Dollars

Course curriculum

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here after 1-2 days after each class.

  1. 1
    • EarthDiverse Zoom instructions

  2. 2
    • 20220805 T3.1 Spanish 003 class video

    • 20220805 T3.1 Spanish 003 PDF

  3. 3
    • 20220812 T3.2 Spanish 003 class video

    • 20220812 T3.2 Spanish 003 PDF

  4. 4
    • 20220819 T3.3 Spanish 003 PDF

    • 20220819 T3.3 Spanish 003 class video

  5. 5
    • 20220826 T3.4 Spanish 003 PDF

    • 20220826 T3.4 Spanish 003 video

  6. 6
    • 20220902 T3.5 Spanish 003 PDF

    • 20220902 T3.5 Spanish 003 video

  7. 7
    • 20220916 T3.6 Spanish 003 PDF

    • 20220916 T3.6 Spanish 003 video

  8. 8
    • 20220923 T3.7 Spanish 003 class presentation

    • 20220923 T3.7 Spanish 003 video

  9. 9
    • 20220930 T3.8 Spanish 003 class presentation

    • 20220930 T3.8 Spanish 003 video

Notes:

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.

Prerequisites :

Assessment:

Your child’s communicative skills in Spanish must first be assessed by our Team so that we are certain that s/he is placed in th correct class. Please contact our Language Programme Director Cristina Schumacher to arrange for an assessment. ¡Muchas gracias! Kids aged 5-13 only

Materials:

Your child will only require a pen or pencil, eraser, coloured pencils or crayons, drawing paper and a small notebook. Teachers may request in advance that parents supply additional materials.

Students reviews:

5 star rating

Fun and awesomely easy!

Victor Chege Romero

"I am happy to improve my writing skills through dictations and stories. The teacher makes it so fun hence making it look very easy. I am already seeing ...

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