• Term 1 (Feb - Apr ) and Term 3 ( Aug - Sep) each year.

Date & Time:

  • Our 2022 Term 3 course is offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm during school Terms. Each Term consists of 8 weekly classes.

  • Spanish 101 Term 3 classes begin on Tuesdays 2 August 2022

  • The last class of the Term held on Tuesday 19 September 2022.

Other Time Zone equivalents:

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Mon 1 Aug 2022, 7:30-9:00pm

  • US Pacific: begins Mon 1 Aug 2022, 10:30pm-12:00am

  • London, UK: begins Tue 2 Aug 2022, 6:30-8:00am

  • Paris, France: begins Tue 2 Aug 2022, 7:30-9:00am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Tue 2 Aug 2022 11:00am-12:30pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Tue 2 Aug 2022 12:30-2:00pm

  • Singapore: begins Tue 2 Aug 2022 1:30-3:00pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Tue 2 Aug 2022, 3:30-5:00pmloloo


  • Please note that this course is only offered if sufficient numbers register. Please contact us (via the form on our Contact page using the Menu Bar above) if you are unsure about registering. If you do register, and this course is cancelled due to low enrolment, please be advised that we will refund your tuition in full

  • Our Introductory Spanish 101, Part 1 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who would like to start from scratch and have no previous experience speaking Spanish. It begins with learning the basics of spoken conversational Spanish, introductory grammar, vocabulary, and reading practice.

  • Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and focus on additional grammar, conversation and increasing one’s vocabulary.

Meet our Instructor:

Spanish Instructor

Carola Arriagada

Carola Arriagada was born and raised in Chile. She has been passionate about learning new skills since her first studies as a Computer Technician. She then earned a degree in Business Administration with a Marketing mention, completed a Post-Graduate diploma in Finance, and then spent five years running her own beauty therapy business. On arriving in New Zealand, she completed a Post-Graduate diploma in Events Management at Waikato Institute of Technology. She is currently employed by Wintec where she puts her many skills to work. Since the beginning of 2022 Carola has been teaching Spanish in a personalised individual class. she is excited to be joining EarthDiverse to continue her passion for helping others learn new skills.


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.

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
    • Spanish 101 Term 3 Week 1 notes from 02 August 2022 class

    • 20220802 T3.1 Spanish 101 video

  3. 3
    • 20220809 T3.2 Spanish 101 video

    • Spanish 101 Term 3 Week 2 notes from 9 Aug 2022

  4. 4
    • 20220816 T3.3 Spanish 101 Video


  • 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.


  • All materials are included in the course fees. These are developed by our instructors and distributed as PDF files as the course progresses.

  • You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. Any notes that our instructor writes on the class digital whiteboard will be emailed to you as a PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course. It is open to both adults and kids 10 years and older.