Learning languages is as easy as can be with ABC!

2020 Term 4


French - Spanish - Italian : Adult language classes  @ Kumeu Arts.   

After-school Spanish and French  classes at

  • Hobsonville Point Primary School

  • Waitakere Primary School 

  • Waimauku Primary School



Exclusive trips to France

Explore France and Spain with your guides Patsy and Catherine on an exclusive small-group trip! Visit the Boutique Tours France website here for more information and bookings for our 2021 tours.

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Patsy and her family moved to New Zealand in 2000 from Belgium, the multilingual centre of the European Community. She started working for the Ministry of Education and soon moved on to establish her own language business

About Us


ABC Language Tuition offers language classes and tuition for all ages in French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.

What we offer: 

  • Adult language classes @ Kumeu Arts.

  • After school language classes at several schools 

  • Private tuition for all ages including NCEA and Cambridge students

  • Kids holiday programmes

  • Professional language packages for in-school teaching by specialist language teachers 

  • Exclusive trips to France with Boutique Tours France


Meet the Teachers

As a linguist, Patsy enjoys teaching French and Spanish to children and adults. The growth of her business can be accredited to her hard work and love of children.

Born and raised in Belgium, Patsy has an inherent passion and aptitude for European languages and culture. Patsy also hosts tours to France for New Zealand clients.

​Her amazing organisational talents will ensure a stress-free, perfectly smooth tour experience.

Carolina was born in the region of Champagne-Ardenne in the North-Est of France. She also spent many years living with her mother in Greece.

She obtained her Master's Degree in Foreign Languages and Translation in the University Paul-Valéry of Montpellier.

She now lives in New Zealand and works as a translator/interpreter and language teacher.

She is a dedicated and dynamic teacher, always assisting her students and sharing with them the magic of la langue française!

Chiara is born in Italy, she is from a beautiful place close to Venice.

She loves to travel and learn about new countries and cultures. She lived for 5 years in South America and is also  fluent in Spanish. Chiara now lives in New Zealand. 

Chiara is a qualified teacher with a degree in Education and a Master's degree in Italian Tuition.

She is creative, dynamic and very dedicated to her students. 

She loves to share her passion and knowledge about her native language and culture.

Josefien is a Canterbury-based university student with a love of languages and children. She studied French and Spanish throughout her secondary schooling. She lived in Tahiti for a few months and is now studying Engineering at UC. She is passionate about working with children and spreading her personal love of the European culture. Josefien is starting up classes in Christchurch and helping out when she is up in Auckland.

Teresita is a native Spanish speaker from Argentina. She is a qualified teacher with a mayor in pedagogy and psychology. Teresita is passionate about teaching and learning at the same time. She focuses on the learning needs of each student, her specialty is creating personalised resources for the needs of each student. She loves speaking her mother tongue with the children. Teresita makes her lessons meaningful and functional in a fun learning environment.



After School Classes


School Classes

For ages 5 and upwards, our after school language classes are open to all primary school students.

The classes are a fun, variety-filled session taught by a native speaker. The children learn the language through games, play and songs with core focus on speaking. We believe in “learning by doing” and include real conversations about everyday things that children recognise, relate well to and are familiar with.

The children are given an exercise book to bring every week to the class, we often have worksheets to practise the language learned during the lesson. We encourage the children to learn at their own pace and to participate when they feel comfortable doing so. Even if your child does not seem to actively participate, they are still learning by observing, listening and absorbing what’s happening around them.

Class times and venues

*subject to enrolment numbers

We follow the NZ primary schools terms and our classes are on weekdays at several primary schools in the area.       

Term fee: $180

Hobsonville Point Primary School HPPS

      French:   Monday 3.15 to 4 pm 

      Spanish: Monday 3.15 to 4 pm

Waimauku School

      French:   Wednesday 3.15 to 4 pm

      Spanish: Tuesday 3.15 to 4 pm     

Waitakere School

     Spanish: Wednesday from 3.15 to 4 pm



Adult Classes



For ages 18 years and above.

Learn a language in a way that is relevant to you!

Our classes are 1.5 hrs and provide immersion in the language. You learn and absorb in a speaking environment of the target language (Spanish, French, Dutch or Italian). Our tutors are native speakers and you will learn the language with the correct pronunciation in a practical, fun and interactive class.

The classes are learner-centered and relevant to everyday situations. The target language is acquired through conversation, games and role-play.

The emphasis of these classes is to develop listening, comprehension and conversational skills.

*subject to enrolment numbers

Term fee: $220 for 10 weeks 


  • Beginner level 1:      Wednesday     6.00 pm  to 7.30 pm     

  • Beginner level 2:      Wednesday    12.30 pm  to  2:00 pm

  • Intermediate level:  Wednesday    11.00 am  to 12.30 pm


  • Intermediate level:  Thursday    5.30 pm to  7.00 pm

  • Beginner level:         Thursday    4.00 pm to 5.30 pm


  • Introduction course to Italian language and culture:                                                                                       Monday    1.00 pm to 2.30 pm

  • Beginner level:          Monday    11.00 am to 12.30 pm

  • Intermediate level:   Monday    4.00 pm to  5.30 pm

  • All adult language classes need a min of 5 students to start


Private lessons

One-to-one lessons can be organised with one of our tutors.

Fee: $65 for one hour + travel expenses.



Holiday Programmes



We organise French or Spanish combined language and cooking programmes throughout the year.

Your young gourmets will learn French/Spanish and the art of French/Spanish cuisine and cooking.

They learn the target language through games, songs and worksheets whilst being introduced to kitchen vocabulary, utensils and ingredients.

They are introduced to the basics of table etiquette plus they get to eat all the yummy meals they create! The kids cook a 3-course meal of French/Spanish specialties every day.

The students receive an exercise book with all the language notes and worksheets as well as the recipes for all the meals. They are encouraged to make those meals at home after the programme.

This programme is open for girls and boys who love food and like to cook and help in the kitchen. The Tutors are native French/Spanish speakers with a passion for food.

2020: French/ Spanish Language and Cooking Programme 

When: To be confirmed 

Where: Taupaki School

Cost: To be confirmed (including food, language resources and recipes

Bon Appétit!



We offer one on one language tuition for secondary students who need help with NCEA levels, Cambridge or just want to get better marks in language assessments.


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