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

Date & Time:

  • Our 2023 Term 1 course is offered on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm during School Terms. Each Term consists of 8 consecutive weekly classes.

  • Spanish 101 Term 1 classes begin on Wednesday 15 February 2023. The last class of the Term is held on Wednesday 5 April 2023.

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 Tue 14 Feb 2023, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

  • US Pacific: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

  • US Eastern: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 11:30 - 1:00 am

  • London, UK: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 am

  • Paris, France: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 5:30 - 7:00 am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

  • Singapore: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Wed 15 Feb 2023, 3:30 - 5:00 pm


  • 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 Ingrid Chavez

Hola a todos! I am Ingrid Chavez, I come from Chile, South America. I have been living in New Zealand for 15 years. I am a passionate educator with a bachelor degree. Through my journey as an immigrant I fell in love with the diversity in our society. Getting to know other cultures and learning how languages work from so many different backgrounds encouraged me to become a Teacher of English to Speakers of other languages at Wintec. This study has broadened my horizon because I love teaching to people of all ages, especially to be able to teach my native language, Spanish.


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). 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 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 New Zealand dollars and includes GST. Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees.

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

    1. 20230215 T1.1 Spanish 101 video

    2. 20230215 T1.1 Spanish 101 PDF

    1. 20230222 T1.2 Spanish 101 PDF

    2. 20230222 T1.2 Spanish 101 video

    1. 20230301 T1.3 Spanish 101 PDF

    2. 20230301 T1.3 Spanish 101 video

    1. 20230308 T1.4 Spanish 101 PDF

    2. 20230308 T1.4 Spanish 101 video

    1. 20230315 T1.5 Spanish 101 PDF

    2. 20230315 T1.5 Spanish 101 video

Additional course info:

  • Videos and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboard notes are uploaded weekly after each live session
  • Begins on Wed 15 Feb 2023
  • NZ time: Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00pm


  • 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.

  • A keen desire to learn Spanish!