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

Date & Time:

  • Our 2023 Term 1 on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm during school Terms. Each Term consists of 8 consecutive weekly classes.

  • Spanish 103 Term 1 classes begin on Tue 14 Feb 2023. The last class of the Term is held on Tue 4 Apr 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 Mon 13 Feb 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

  • US Pacific:begins Mon 13 Feb 2023, 8:30-10:00pm

  • US Eastern: begins Mon 13 Feb 2023, 11:30pm-1:00am

  • London, UK: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 4:30-6:00am

  • Paris, France: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 5:30-7:00am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 10:00-11:30am

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 11:30am-1:00pm

  • Singapore: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 12:30-2:00pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 1:30-3:00pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Tue 14 Feb 2023, 3:30-5:00pm


  • Our Introductory Spanish 103, Part 3 course is specifically designed for adults (and children over 10 yrs) who wish to continue their Spanish learning and have taken our Spanish 101 and 102 courses. It continues learning beginning in Spanish 101-102 with conversational Spanish, grammar, vocabulary, and reading practice. Students who have some knowledge of basic Spanish, but feel that the Spanish 101 or 102 courses may be too introductory for them, are welcome to enrol in Spanish 103. If unsure, please email us, and we will contact our language instructors to help place you in an appropriate level course.

  • Subsequent Terms reinforce conversational Spanish, and continue to increase one’s reading and writing abilities, vocabulary and retention, and focus on additional grammar.

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.


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.

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. 20230220 T1.1 Spanish 103 PDF

    2. 20230220 T1.1 Spanish 103 video

    1. 20230227 T1.2 Spanish 103 video

    2. 20230227 T1.2 Spanish 103 PDF

    1. 20230313 T1.4 Spanish 103 video

    1. 20230320 T1.5 Spanish 103 video

    2. 20230320 T1.5 Spanish 103 PDF

    1. 20230327 T1.6 Spanish 103 PDF

    2. 20230327 T1.6 Spanish 103 video

Additional course info:

  • Videos and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboard notes are uploaded weekly after each live session
  • Begins on Tue 14 Feb 2023
  • NZ time: Tuesdays 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.


  • Spanish 103 is open to both adults and kids 10 years and older that have completed our Spanish 101 and Spanish 102 courses. Admission can also be granted via assessment at this level by contacting our Spanish instructor so that your level can be determined.