Learning languages is as easy as can be with ABC!
2020 Term 3
Enrol now: Adult language classes and After-school Spanish and French classes at
Hobsonville Point Primary School
Waitakere Primary School
Waimauku Primary School
Exclusive trips to France
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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
ABC Language Tuition offers classes and tuition for all ages in French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.
What we offer:
After school language classes at different locations
Fun conversion classes for adults
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.
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.
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!
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
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
French: Wednesday 3.15 to 4 pm
Spanish: Tuesday 3.15 to 4 pm
Online Spanish for Kids
Spanish: online class on Wednesday from 4 to 4.45 pm
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 3 fee: $220 for 10 weeks of lessons
(Monday 20/072020 - 25/09/2020)
Beginner level 1: Wednesday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Beginner level 2: Wednesday 2.00 pm to 3:30 pm
Intermediate level: Wednesday 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Intermediate level: Thursday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Beginner level 1: Thursday 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Beginner level 1 : to be confirmed
All adult language classes need a min of 5 students to start
One-to-one lessons can be organised with one of our tutors.
Fee: $65 for one hour + travel expenses.
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