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The human race is defined by its ability to communicate. We do so with gestures, smiles, laughter and movement.

To be truly understood, however, we require language. Civilization is founded on the capacity to speak, write and record information.

Language allows us to establish contact with others, to participate in the workplace, the community, with our family and friends.

Learning a second language opens the door to another world of culture, of customs and of engagement. If you have a passion for travel, we can help you with your journey of understanding.

Our language courses include; Dutch, French, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.

We also have courses for those who wish to learn more about writing and publishing – and public speaking.

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Writer's Boot Camp

Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/re-writing the same old chapter? Importantly, have you noticed how discipline alone will not help? Whatever your writing issue, you’re not alone; many writers both amateur and professional feel the same level of frustration when not able to follow through with a promise to them self,... [More]

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Creative Writing

This class will deal primarily with writing short stories or short pieces of prose, however, other forms of fiction, including novel and genre writing will be discussed. Run as a workshop with readings, writing exercises, homework and discussions, you are encouraged to bring your own work for class discussion.Suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers, the course will reflect the needs and wishes of the class, but topics covered will include: how to get started, what... [More]

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Italian: Level 1 Intensive

This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of everyday Italian for practical use in social situations. It will help the traveller in Italy and aid conversation, reading and basic grammar. To gain the maximum benefit it is suggested students commit 4 or more hours per week to independent study. Materials Pen and note pad ‘Buongiorno Italia’. BBC Books, please confirm text with the tutor on the first class . [More]
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This course takes place over two evenings (Tuesday & Wednesday) for 8 weeks

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Assertive Communication

Learning the skills of assertiveness is a wonderful way to become much more effective and at ease in personal and work situations. As you cover a variety of communication skills and relationship issues, you will learn new skills and attitudes to build confidence, self-esteem and clarity for better communication with others. This friendly small group atmosphere provides an opportunity to practice skills in exercises designed to prepare for real life issues in personal and... [More]

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Write Your Own Story

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether you are looking at writing a memoir, non-fiction, or keeping a journal of your experiences, this course is perfect for you. This course gives you the skills and confidence you need to write about your experiences in a creative and interesting way. This one-day workshop covers the basics of the autobiographical process through a series of exercises, workshops, and discussions to get you on the way to writing your story. Please bring a pen,... [More]

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Sign Language 2 (Auslan)

Sign Language 2 continues the unique and fun experience of communicating visually using Auslan, the native language used by the Australian Deaf Community, and we take you further down the road on your journey to learn the language! Prerequisite: Sign Language 1 Students will: Develop their Auslan skills Further develop their visual-gestural communication abilities Expand their Auslan vocabulary in a wider range of contexts such as for use in the home, at work, or for leisure and... [More]
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Due to Queen’s birthday there is no class on the 12th June

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Sign Language for Beginners (Auslan)

This course is perfect for people who are learning Auslan for the first time and who have no previous experience in using sign language. We will show how you can have fun communicating visually and without using spoken English. Also you will learn the basics of Auslan, the native language of the Australian Deaf Community. On this course, you will: Develop basic communication skills in Auslan Learn how to use visual-gestural communication strategies i.e. non-verbal communication Be... [More]
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Due to Queen’s birthday there is no class on the 12th June

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The Art of Small Talk

There is nothing small about small talk. Discover the skills of great conversationalists as you learn why small talk is so important and practical ways to initiate and maintain engaging conversations. In this practical workshop you will learn: Why the ability to make small talk is so important? How to approach others – Initiating conversation with strangers Make yourself approachable Prepare topics points Make – and keep the person comfortable Observe – Listen – Compliment –... [More]

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Public Speaking

Experiencing trouble getting your message across in business or personal situations, then this is the course for you. Gain skills for both formal and impromptu speech delivery. Improve the quality of your voice and your confidence as you learn how to present yourself effectively and deliver your thoughts with clarity. Students attending Saturday class will be expected to prepare three assignments during the week to be presented on the second Saturday. Materials Pen and note pad For... [More]
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Publishing Non-Fiction on Amazon

Discover how Amazon has made self-publishing achievable from an author of four non-fiction books, Dan Allen. With Amazon’s self publishing services you can reach millions of readers worldwide and keep control of your work. It’s fast and easy to independently publish your book in print of digital form and costs are kept to a minimum. In this informative course Dan will give you an overview of Amazon’s processes and the pros and cons to help you decide if Amazon is right for you.... [More]
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