Offered:

This course is offered in Term 1 each year, but students can register for the following Heritage Spanish 032, 033 and 034 courses in subsequent Terms.

Date & Time:

Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm (New Zealand Time) during School Terms. Our Term 1 course begins on Friday 17 February 2023 and runs for eight consecutive weeks. Check below for the time zone equivalents for live-streaming our class from New Zealand to your location:

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand. If your Time Zone doesn't suit our live-streamed class, you can also access our courses by watching the live-recorded sessions that are posted to the course webpage each week, usually the next day.

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Thu 16 Feb 2023, 5:00-6:00pm

  • US Pacific: begins Thu 16 Feb 2023, 7:00-8:00pm

  • US Eastern: begins Thu 16 Feb 2023, 10:00-11:00pm

  • London, UK: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 3:00-4:00am

  • Paris, France: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 4:00-5:00am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 8:30-9:30am

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 10:00-11:00am

  • Singapore: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 11:00am-12:00pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 12:00-1:00pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Fri 17 Feb 2023, 2:00-3:00pm

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 Susana Bazaldua Merino

Hola! My name is Susana, I am originally from Mexico. I arrived in New Zealand with my two kids and my husband in 2018. Since then, my passion has been to share the beauty of Mexican culture and the Spanish language. I have been a volunteer of Spanish in some Conversation groups, and I have started with my daughter a Mexican regional dance group called: Los Alebrijes. I have also shared the beauty of the tradition of Dia de los Muertos in the Colombian Festival Dia de los Niños in Hamilton. I studied Aeronautical Engineering and I have a Masters Degree in Mathematics Education. I have been teaching Maths to young adults of Bachelor in Engineering in Mexico for more than 20 years, and here in New Zealand I taught in an Airline Academy theoretical aviation subjects. I really like to share my knowledge and help others whether discovering Mexican culture through a joyful dance or discovering the beauty of the perfection of an equation.

Assessment:

Please contact cristina@earthdiverse.org.nz for placement in one of our three Heritage Spanish programmes.

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:

This class is a hybrid class with both in-person sessions in our classrooms and streamed live via Zoom.

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 options:

  • 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 NZ dollars and includes GST. Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees. Waikato Hispano Latino Trust members can enter their Coupon Code at checkout.

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. EarthDiverse Course Information

    2. EarthDiverse Zoom instructions

Additional course info:

  • Videos and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboard notes are uploaded weekly after each live session
  • Begins on Fri 17 Feb 2023
  • NZ time: Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm

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: Please contact cristina@earthdiverse.org.nz for placement in one of our three Heritage Spanish programmes.

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

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Fun and awesomely easy!

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"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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"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 a lot of improvements. Thanks! "

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