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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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Let's Talk

For students wishing to improve their conversation and discussion skills. [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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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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Winning Synopsis

Ask any publisher or producer – it’s your logline and synopsis that determines whether your book or script gets read, but the process of writing a scintillating summary of your work is difficult. Nowadays, writing coaches ask writers to draft a logline and synopsis before they start work, as it helps to anchor the writing process. Whether you’re starting or finishing your writing, come learn the art and science of synopsis writing. Course Outline The science behind logline and... [More]

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Body Language and Communication

Understand body language to improve your communication skills and relationships. How you use your body and voice are the essential part of your communication. Learn to focus on “how I will say that?”, instead of “what I will say?”, so your intended message is clear. Gain a better understanding of other others as you learn these essential skills in a casual and fun way. Topics include Understanding the basics of communication skills Common Communication mistakes Making a great first... [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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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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Indonesian: 1

This course is designed for people with no previous knowledge of Bahasa Indonesian, the official language of Indonesia. It is ideal for the traveller to Indonesia or for people who want to learn everyday Bahasa Indonesian conversation. It includes basic grammar and written work with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills. To gain the maximum benefit it is suggested students commit 2 or more hours per week to independent study. Materials pen and note pad textbook is to be... [More]

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Mandarin: Level 1

An introduction to speech sounds and tones of Mandarin awaits you. During this intensive program you learn lively and true-to-life conversation, basic sentence patterns and Mandarin expressions. This course focuses on conversation skills in Mandarin and the pin yin (alphabet). Unfortunately, reading and writing Chinese characters is not taught at this level. To gain the maximum benefit it is suggested students commit 4 or more hours per week to independent study. Materials Pen and... [More]

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