Learning languages is as easy as can be with ABC!

2021 Term 3


French - Spanish - Italian : Adult language classes at Kumeu Arts Centre or online in the comfort from your own home.    

After-school Spanish and French  classes at

  • Hobsonville Point Primary School

  • Waitakere Primary School 

  • Waimauku Primary School

  • Online



Exclusive trips to France 

Explore France  in 2022 with your guides Patsy and Catherine on an exclusive small-group trip! Or improve your French and join them for a French Language immersion weekend or midweek in beautiful Aotearoa.Click here for more information.

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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 at the Kumeu Arts Centre.

  • 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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Miriama was born in French Polynesia and lived in Montpellier France for 5 years, as well as in New Caledonia for 9 years.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Science and has been a teacher for more than 8 years in French Polynesia.  In 2017, she moved to New Zealand along with her family and has been teaching French to children and adults.  Miriama is a dedicated and passionate teacher and she is very excited to share and assist her students with La Langue Francaise. 



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


Kids learn online; private lesson

for 45 min @ $35

Learn a language in the comfort of your home with your private tutor.



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: $230 


  • Beginner level 1:      Wednesday      5.00 pm  to  6.30 pm     

  • Beginner level 2:      Wednesday    12.45 pm  to  2.15 pm

  • Intermediate level:  Wednesday    11.00 am  to 12.30 pm


  • Intermediate level:  Thursday    6.00 pm to  7.30 pm

  • Beginner level:         Thursday    7.30 pm to  9.00 pm


  • Introduction course to Italian language and culture:                                                                                       Monday    6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

  • Beginner level 1:       Monday    1.00 pm to 2.30 pm

  • Intermediate level:   Monday    5.00 pm to 6.30 pm

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


Private lessons

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

Fee: $65 for one hour + travel expenses.




Online Learning

Online Learning

Have fun and learn a new language – 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 for Kids

Learn a language in the comfort of your home with your private tutor.

Private online lesson $35

Duration: 45 min

Online Learning for Adults

Learn a language in the comfort of your home with your private tutor, both online or in person.

Private online lesson $45

Duration: 1 hour

Private lesson one-on-one $65 + travel expenses

Duration: 1 hour



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.

2021: 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!

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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.


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