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Language Classes:

Registration for all of our Term 1 classes is available now on our Registration page.

At EarthDiverse, we believe that language is culture, and there is no true understanding of other cultures unless we make an effort to learn non-English languages. If we truly wish to engage with others we must begin to learn some of the other spoken languages and written alphabets of our diverse earth. We have the capacity!

Language learning can be fun and engaging, and is a great way to exercise our brains.

EarthDiverse is currently offering language courses in Hebrew (עִבְרִית), Hindi (हिन्दी) and Urdu (اُردُو), with additional languages to be offered soon.

FLASH: Arabic classes coming very soon!

Our language courses are designed for:

  • introductory learners,
  • those who do not read, write or speak a foreign language,
  • children of migrants who wish to learn to read, write and speak their Heritage Language,
  • Pākehā learners who wish to better engage with native speakers.

New introductory language courses for 2020 Term 1 are currently being offered in Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu, with different classes for adults and kids aged 10 and above. For those who began their language study with us in 2019, continuing level 103 and 104 classes have been added in 2020. Children’s classes for kids aged 10 and above have also been added for Hindi. Hindi classes for younger children will be considered if there is sufficient interest.

Term 1 introductory classes in Hebrew begin the week of 3 February 2020, while Introductory Hindi (Hindi 101) and Urdu (Urdu 101) begin the week of 10 February 2020. Each Term class consists of eight weekly sessions. Existing Hindi and Hebrew classes that began in 2019 continue with the 103 and 104 level courses in 2020 Terms 1 & 2.

The following Language courses are offered by EarthDiverse. For more detailed information on each language being offered, the different courses for each, class locations, and the respective days and times for each class, please click on the headings below (i.e. Hebrew, Hindi, Urdu) to be taken to separate pages with the additional information.

ARABIC (اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ‎)

Update: Arabic language classes coming very soon! Stay tuned!

HEBREW (עִבְרִית)

Introductory Hebrew classes focus on learning the Hebrew script during Term 1, while subsequent Terms focus on conversation, grammar, reading and writing.

Our current 2020 Term 1 Hebrew class begin the week of Monday 3 February 2020 and run for eight successive weeks, ending the week of Monday 23 March 2020.

Detailed information on all of our Hebrew classes can be found on our Hebrew language page.

Registration information for our Hebrew language classes can be found on our Registration page.

HINDI (हिन्दी)

Our Introductory Hindi language classes begin in Term 1 with a focus on learning the Devanāgarī (देवनागरी) script and basic conversation and vocabulary. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and focus on grammar, conversation and vocabulary.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following Hindi language classes:

  • Hindi 201: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 1
  • Hindi 202: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 2
  • Hindi 203: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 3
  • Hindi 204: Intermediate Hindi for Adults – Term 4

Our 2020 Term 1 Hindi classes begin the week on Monday 10 February 2020 and run for eight successive weeks

Detailed information on all of our Hindi classes can be found on our Hindi Language page.

Registration information for our Hindi language classes can be found on our Registration page.

URDU (اُردُو)

Our Introductory Urdu language classes begin in Term 1 with a focus on learning the Nastaʿlīq (نستعلیق) script and basic conversation and vocabulary. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and focus on grammar, conversation and vocabulary.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following Urdu language classes:

  • Urdu 201: Intermediate Urdu – Term 1
  • Urdu 202: Intermediate Urdu – Term 2
  • Urdu 203: Intermediate Urdu – Term 3
  • Urdu 204: Intermediate Urdu – Term 4

Our 2020 Term 1 Urdu classes begin the week on Monday 10 February 2020 and run for eight successive weeks

Detailed information on all of our Urdu classes can be found on our Urdu Language page.

Registration information for our Urdu language classes can be found on our Registration page.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION: all language classes are held at Artmakers Trust, Norris Ward Park Arts Centre, 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton. The carpark entrance is off Seddon Road at the back of Norris Ward Park. The classroom is immediately to the left of the Waikato Society of Potters studio. There is plenty of free parking available in the carpark just outside the classroom. Bikes are also welcomed!


• ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE CLASSES:

If you are interested in teaching a language that is not usually taught in New Zealand, we are interested in talking with you! Drop us a line at <info @ earthdiverse.org.nz>. We plan to offer classes in Arabic, Punjabi, and other languages in future.

 If you are interested in attending any of these classes or would like additional information, please drop us an email at <info @ earthdiverse.org.nz>.

Page last updated 8 February 2020.