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Russian - Conversational

6 weeks

$149.00 incl. GST

Take your existing Russian language skills to the next level! This post-beginners/intermediate-level conversation short course will help you develop confidence and fluency when describing experiences and events. By actively participating in creative tasks and dialogues, you will grow your vocabulary and conversational skills in Russian

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Samoan - Introductory 3

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed an Introductory 2 course or have equivalent knowledge.

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Russian – Introductory 1

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Da or nyet?! Russian is best learnt when both written and oral skills are taught together within the context of the Russian way of life. Russian culture is, therefore, an essential part of this eight-week beginners course designed to help you learn the basic language skills necessary for communicating in Russian.

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Russian – Introductory 2

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

DaDa! Have you recently started learning Russian and want to continue the journey? Or perhaps you learnt Russian some time ago and want to refresh your skills? This course is for those with basic knowledge of the Russian language who would like to develop post-beginners-level language skills.

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Business Writing for ESOL [ESOL Upper Intermediate/Advanced]

5 weeks x 3 hours

From $75.00 incl. GST

Focus on the purpose of your writing and write more effectively and confidently in a range of situations. [ESOL Level 4+] [Discounted fee of $69 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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ESOL - Level 3-4

8 weeks x 4 hours

From $109.00 incl. GST

For those who generally speak with confidence and accuracy but need to develop fluency and the use of idiomatic language. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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Communication English - Level 3

8 weeks x 15 hours

Free

For those who are more confident in everyday English, who want to be more fluent and accurate. This course is free for NZ citizens and residents and enrolment is by interview only.

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Communication English - Level 2

8 weeks x 15 hours

Free

For those who are becoming more confident in using English in everyday situations. This course is free for NZ citizens and residents and enrolment is by interview only.

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Effective Listening and Speaking [ESOL Levels 3 and 4]

8 weeks x 2 hours

From $75.00 incl. GST

Need to understand better and speak more confidently? Get lots of practice in the art of conversation, expand your vocabulary and have fun improving your English language skills. [Level 3+]. [Discounted fee of $69 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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English in the Community: Johnsonville - Beginners+ (ESOL Level 1-2)

8 weeks x 2 hours

Free

Join our beginners’ informal English language group at the Johnsonville Community Centre and improve your English skills, make new friends and find out more about your community. [Free course for NZ citizens and residents - for non-residents the course fee is $99].

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English in the Community: Johnsonville - Elementary (ESOL Level 2)

8 weeks x 2 hours

Free

Join our elementary informal English language groups at the Johnsonville Community Centre and improve your English skills, make new friends and find out more about your community. [Free course for NZ citizens and residents - for non-residents the course fee is $99].

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English in the Community: Johnsonville - Next Step (ESOL Level 3-4)

8 weeks x 2 hours

Free

Join our informal next step English language group (aimed at those at Intermediate level and above) at the Johnsonville Community Centre and improve your English skills, make new friends and find out more about your community. [Free course for NZ citizens and residents - for non-residents the course fee is $99].

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IELTS: How to Succeed [ESOL Levels 3 and 4]

8 weeks x 4 hours

From $139.00 incl. GST

Taking the IELTS exam for immigration or study? Get the skills and strategies you need to help you pass. [Level 3+]. [Discounted fee of $125 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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Chinese Mandarin - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Chinese Mandarin.

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Chinese Mandarin - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Chinese Mandarin - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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French - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of French.

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French - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed French - Introductory 1 or Let's Learn French recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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French - Introductory 3

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed French - Introductory 2 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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French - Introductory 4

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed French - Introductory 3 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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Italian - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Italian.

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Italian - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Italian - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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Japanese - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Japanese.

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Japanese - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Japanese - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1A

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of NZ Sign Language. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - evidence of eligibility required].

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NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1B

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed NZ Sign Language - Introductory 1A or have equivalent knowledge. [Discounted fee of $99 for NZ citizens and residents - evidence of eligibility required].

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Samoan - Introductory 1

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Samoan. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $185.

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Samoan - Introductory 2

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Samoan - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [ Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $179.

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Spanish - Introductory 1

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For beginners who have no prior knowledge of Spanish.

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Spanish - Introductory 2

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Spanish - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge.

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

This 8 week course is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of te reo Māori or Māori culture. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $1189 CLICK ON "SHOW ME MORE DATES" FOR LATER OPTIONS!

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Te Reo Māori - Introductory 2

8 weeks

From $99.00 incl. GST

For those who have completed Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. [Please see the Te Reo Māori - Introductory 1 course description for an indication of what is covered]. Course fees: If you are a NZ citizen or hold a NZ Resident/Permanent Resident Visa the course fee is $99 (evidence of eligibility required). If you are here on a Work Visa/Working Holiday Visa the course fee is $189.

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Poetry Writing Workshop

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

This poetry writing workshop is a practical course in which you’ll learn some writing skills to enable you to write evocative poems. You’ll generate many first drafts in the workshop sessions which you can develop over time.

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3, 2, 1 … Write!

6 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

So, you want to write but can’t seem to get going? Then this is the place to start. In this six-week course, you’ll receive tips on everything from how to get started and keep going, to building a story with a beginning, a middle and an ending.

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Poetry: One-Day Workshop

1 day

$99.00 incl. GST

An intensive fun one-day workshop to explore poetry.

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Business Writing for ESOL [ESOL Upper Intermediate/Advanced]

5 weeks x 3 hours

From $75.00 incl. GST

Focus on the purpose of your writing and write more effectively and confidently in a range of situations. [ESOL Level 4+] [Discounted fee of $69 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

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Creative Writing - A Tasting Plate

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Get your creativity flowing by exploring some of the star forms of creative writing, focusing each week on a different area of fiction or creative non-fiction.

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Creative Writing - Express Yourself

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Creative writing is a powerful tool for personal growth and is an art form that belongs to all people. Explore your creativity through writing, without pressure, in this weekly workshop.

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Crime Writing - An Introduction

6 weeks

$155.00 incl. GST

Have you always dreamed of writing compelling fiction about murder, mayhem and where to put the body? Join successful crime author Cat Connor as she shows you where and how!

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How to Get Published

1/2 day

$89.00 incl. GST

Learn how to approach literary agents and publishers, what the difference is between traditional publishing and self-publishing; and choose which route is best for you.

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Scriptwriting

8 weeks

$155.00 incl. GST

There are no rules in scriptwriting, only principles. Learn how your favourite movies are built from these principles and begin to create your own.

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Short Story Writing

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Learn how to write a great short story in this workshop-style course for beginners and experienced writers alike. Some writing between sessions required.

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Writing a Novel

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Kick start your novel in this series of weekly workshops with practical writing exercises which will build ideas, form the raw material of your book and get you started.

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Writing for Children

1 day

$115.00 incl. GST

Want to write for children but not sure where to start? Be guided through exercises to generate and expand your ideas and find out more about children's book genres and publishing.

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Photography - Next Step

6 wks + field trip [7 sessions]

$175.00 incl. GST

Creativity combined with technical know-how is the aim of this follow-on course, aimed at those who are confident using a camera in manual mode and are familiar with basic principles of photography. Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Photography - Beginners

4 wks + field trip [5 sessions]

$149.00 incl. GST

Learn the fundamental skills and theory of good photography and get the best results from your DSLR or mirrorless camera (fully manual-capable only). Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Photography - Travel

4 wks + field trip [5 sessions]

$149.00 incl. GST

Planning a trip around Aotearoa? Unhappy with the photographs from the last one? Get the skills to turn disappointing holiday snaps into stunning travel photographs. Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Photography - Portraits

4 wks + field trip [5 sessions]

$149.00 incl. GST

A hands-on course that will help you get to grips with the basics of good portrait photographs. Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Night Photography - In the Dark

8 weeks

$185.00 incl. GST

Night photography is, by its nature, magical. In the photographer’s hands, the camera becomes a magic box that allows the night to be caught in a way the human eye could never see.

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Photography - Fantastic Photos on Your Phone

4 weeks

$129.00 incl. GST

Luscious landscapes, powerful portraits, and captivating close-ups! “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” (Chase Jarvis) These days, for most people, most of the time, that camera will be your smartphone. Learn to take full advantage of your mobile phone camera in order to take stunning images. With no previous experience required, this course is for anyone who wants to get the best out of their iPhone or android mobile phone camera.

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Photography - Street and Urban

5 sessions

$149.00 incl. GST

Street and urban settings provide many opportunities for unique and exciting photographs to be taken. This course shows you how to capture candid and rich street and urban scenes. Includes a Saturday field trip.

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Mosaic Design

4 weeks

$149.00 incl. GST

Create something beautiful for your home and garden. Discover the delights of mosaic design and learn how to use materials such as broken tiles, china and shells to make a mosaic frame, pot plant holder or other simple objects.

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Car Maintenance - The Basics

1 day

$110.00 incl. GST

Get to grips with basic maintenance of your vehicle. Find out what to look for in the event of a breakdown and more.

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Sewing - All Levels

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Sewing skills and techniques for beginners and more experienced sewers.

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Leadlighting/Stained Glass

8 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Both beginners and those with some experience are welcome at this hands-on opportunity to create beautiful stained glass items, using traditional techniques. [Extra materials costs].

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Patterns from Favourite Garments

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

Bring along your much-loved clothes, make a pattern and get useful tips, techniques and sizing rules. Not for beginners.

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Jewellery Making Intensive - Beginners' Workshop

1 day

$199.00 incl. GST

Join us for a fun day learning the skills to make your own jewellery, using sterling silver and copper or brass. All materials provided.

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Calligraphy - Italic Script

1 day

$119.00 incl. GST

An inspirational workshop where you'll leave enthused about calligraphy and its practical day-to-day use.

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Watercolour Basics

4 weeks

$165.00 incl. GST

A chance to experiment with watercolour paints and different sorts of paper - no experience needed and all materials provided.

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Drawing and Painting for Beginners

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Explore a range of painting and drawing techniques from ink and watercolour to impasto and realism using acrylic paint. Bring along your own visual diary.

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Jewellery Making Intensive - Stone Setting

1 day

$199.00 incl. GST

Expand and refine your jewellery skills whilst handcrafting a modern cabochon-style ring. Most materials provided.

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