Learning languages is as easy as can be with ABC!
French - Spanish
After-school Spanish and French classes are online
All are language tutors are native speakers based in New Zealand.
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ABC Language Tuition offers language classes and tuition for all ages in French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.
What we offer:
Adult language classes at the Kumeu Arts Centre (within COVID-19 regulations)
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
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. Patsy's drive, passion, and love for languages, cultures, and teaching have brought about the success of ABC Language.
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.
Josefien is ABC Language's Canterbury-based tutor with a love of languages and children. She studied French and Spanish throughout her secondary schooling and even lived in Tahiti for a few months whilst studying. She is passionate about working with children and spreading her personal love of the European culture. Josefien is starting up classes in Christchurch and lending a helping hand whenever she is up in Auckland.
Teresita is a native Spanish speaker from Argentina. She is a qualified teacher with a major 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.
Irene is from Sicily, the beautiful island in the south of Italy. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and Cultural Mediation from Milan.
She is an experienced Italian teacher and has been teaching Italian to both children and adults in Australia and in New Zealand since 2013.
Irene’s teaching style focuses on making learning fun and easy, creating personalised lessons to suit the students learning style. She is passionate about sharing her love for Italian language, culture, and food.
Ida was born in the region of Puglia in the South of Italy. She moved to New Zealand in 2016 after having lived in Australia for 2 years.
She obtained an Italian Master Degree in Law and last year was awarded a New Zealand Diploma in Business and Management.
Ida has always been passionate about her culture and native language, for this reason, she often taught Italian to foreign friends in an amiable environment.
Ida now shares this passion with her students, bringing to her classes an authentic and joyful atmosphere.
Emilie is a French teacher and certified translator. Her deep interest in languages lead to live in many different countries like Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and now New Zealand. Her ever-growing knowledge of multiple languages and cultures have cultivated an art of keeping a text's meaning while accurately and eloquently translating culturally and linguistically. Emilie finds both fun and fulfilment in sharing her love for languages and cultures with people of varied ages and nationalities.
After 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.
We follow the NZ primary schools terms.
All language classes are online till further notice
ONLINE LEARNING. online class starts with min 3 students.
45 min @ $20 per student, per lesson
Book min 5 online group lessons
Private one-on one online lesson
for 45 min @ $50
Learn a language in the comfort of your home with your private tutor.
Book min 5 online private lessons
To book a lesson: contact us by email
Classes are online.
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.
Have fun and learn a new language online – all from the comfort of your home
with your private tutor! Tailor-made lessons just for you.
Our tutors assess your level of language knowledge, and customise your lesson
structure and content accordingly. Your tutor makes the experience engaging
and fun, so you make progress and start speaking your target language
from day one.
Online learning with a min. of 3 students @ $35 per person per lesson - 1.5h
Online learning from 4 students @ $30 per person per lesson -1.5h
Online classes have max 5 students enrolled
Online one-on-one language lesson @ $65 per person per lesson - 1h
To book a lesson: contact us by email
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.
2022: French/ Spanish Language and Cooking Programme
When: To be confirmed
Where: Taupaki School
Cost: To be confirmed (includes food, language resources and recipes)
We offer one on one language tuition for all students, including those who need help with NCEA levels or Cambridge language exams. Learn a language with your private tutor.