Languages

CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS -

This course is for people with little or no knowledge of Chinese.  It provides grounding in the pronunciation and very basic vocabulary of the language, for people interested in travelling to China, doing business with Chinese, or simply striking up a simple conversation with the Chinese speakers they encounter.  The course will introduce cultural elements of China and Chinese alongside linguistic expressions.

TUTOR  Hong Xiao
VENUE  Papanui High School
TIME  Thursday 7-9 pm
START DATE  15 February
COURSE LENGTH  7 weeks
COURSE NUMBER  403/1
COURSE FEE  $125
REQUIREMENTS  Students will need to bring pen and paper
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Nil

 

 

 


FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS 

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS - LANGUAGES - Courses - Adult & Community Education - Papanui High School

A course for beginners in French Language aimed at developing a deeper understanding of French culture and language especially useful for those who are planning to travel to France.  The focus will largely be on speaking and listening although some time will be spent on basic written French as well.  Topics covered will include greeting, home and town, food and wine, travel and holidays, and weather.  Course members thinking of spending some time in France will find the course particularly useful as time will be spent discussing the delights of French culture and some possible travel itineraries.

TUTOR Denis Pyatt
VENUE Papanui High School
TIME Monday 7-9 pm
START DATE 12 February
COURSE NUMBER 106/1
COURSE FEE $125
COURSE LENGTH 7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS Students will need to bring pen and paper
ADDITIONAL COSTS Nil


GENERAL ENGLISH - INTERMEDIATE - UPPER INTERMEDIATE LEVEL -

 

This course is for people to practice and improve their communication skills in English.  We will study a variety of topics, learn new vocabulary, revise grammar and enjoy discussions.  Come along and practice your speaking, listening, reading and writing and meet some new people.

TUTOR  Danielle Soffer
VENUE  Papanui High School
TIME  Monday 6.30-8.30 pm and Thursday 6.30-8.30 pm
START DATE  12 February
COURSE NUMBER  108/1
COURSE LENGTH  7 weeks (4 hours per week total hours for course 28)
COURSE FEE $240
REQUIREMENTS  Students will need to take a placement test prior to lessons starting to assess their level and they can be assigned the appropriate class
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Students to bring pen, paper and notebook


GENERAL ENGLISH FOR ELEMENTARY TO PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 



This course is for people to practice and improve their communication skills in English.  We will study a variety of topics, learn new vocabulary, revise grammar and enjoy discussions.  Come along and practice your speaking, listening, reading and writing and meet some new people.

TUTOR  Vicky Southgate
VENUE  Papanui High School
TIME  Monday 6.30-8.30 pm, Thursday 6.30-8.30 pm (4 hours per week total 28 hours for course)
START DATE  12 February
COURSE LENGTH  7 weeks
COURSE CODE  107/1
COURSE FEE  $240
REQUIREMENTS  Not suitable for absolute beginners.  Students will need to take a placement test prior to lessons starting to assess their level
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Students need to bring pen, paper and notebook

 


IELTS PREPARATION - ACADEMIC AND GENERAL MODULES 

 

IELTS PREPARATION - ACADEMIC AND GENERAL MODULES - LANGUAGES - Courses - Adult & Community Education - Papanui High School

This course is a brief overview of the skills necessary to sit an IELTS test. All four test modules will be covered:  speaking, listening, reading and writing for those wishing to to take either the general or academic version of the test.  Material will be presented in a clear and entertaining style, and students will be given plenty of practice.


TUTOR Mark Caldwell
VENUE Papanui High School
TIME Monday and Wednesday 7-8.30 pm
START DATE 12 February
COURSE NUMBER 110/1
COURSE FEE $176
COURSE LENGTH 7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS Must have intermediate level of English.
ADDITIONAL COSTS Nil


RUSSIAN FOR BEGINNERS

This course is for those people who have no prior knowledge of Russian Language and Russian Culture.  It will aim to develop your listening, writing, reading and speaking skills covering topics ranging from greetings and introducing yourself to talking about your life and country.  You will learn how to read signs in Russian and menus, how to buy tickets how to identify train stations, airports etc as well as learning some business words and concepts.

TUTOR  Iryna Mechetna
VENUE  Papanui High School
TIME  Wednesday 7-9 pm
START DATE  14 February
COURSE NUMBER  309/1
COURSE FEE $125
COURSE LENGTH  7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS  Students to bring pen and paper
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Nil


SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS LEVEL 1 

Travelling soon and just need to converse in basic Spanish or have you met some Spanish speaking friends and want to join in a conversation?  This conversational course will equip you with the basic fundamentals of constructing full sentences, understanding the unique cultures of Latin America and Spain while making sure your next negotiation at the souvenir store in Spanish goes well.  While this course focuses on the spoken aspects, some written curriculum will be covered too.

TUTOR  Bella Avila Chavez
VENUE  Papanui High School
TIME  Monday 7-9 pm
START DATE  12 February
COURSE NUMBER  113/1
COURSE FEE  $125
COURSE LENGTH  7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS  Nil
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Nil


SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS PART 2 

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS LEVEL 1 - LANGUAGES - Courses - Adult & Community Education - Papanui High School

Following on from the Spanish for Beginners Part 1 course in term 1, Spanish for Beginners Part 2 will enhance the interactivity of your Spanish in various day to day contexts including travelling in Spain or Latin America.  Start to develop basic conversations; book a hotel; enquire about attractions or simply pick up groceries.  Also expect to further develop a wider vocabulary and more speaking exercises in class. This class aims to give you the ability to create sentences and therefore give you greater confidence in your Spanish.

 
TUTOR Bella Avila Chavez
VENUE Papanui High School
TIME Wednesday 7-9 pm
START DATE 14 February
COURSE NUMBER 310/1
COURSE FEE $125
COURSE LENGTH 7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS Nil
ADDITIONAL COSTS Nil


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