Speak another's heart language

Learn Italian, Spanish, French in 2018
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About Sydney Language School

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.

If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela

Our heart language is the language we grow up hearing and speaking, the language we dream in, the one in which we express and receive life-changing words whilst growing up. It is familiar and nothing will ever change the fact that when you hear this language, no matter where you go, it is like music to your ears.

When you travel to a foreign country, or meet someone whose heart language differs from yours, there is no better way to connect with them than to smile and speak a gentle word in their language. I promise you, a small effort can go a very long way in unlocking doors you never thought you could open: the locals’ hearts.

Sydney Language School exists to help make this dream a reality, so that you too can speak another’s heart language, and have so much fun in the process!

Agi, Director of Sydney Language School

Upcoming Classes

ITALIAN BEGINNERS 1

Date:               Wednesday evenings, 7 February to 14 March*

Time:               6.30pm- 8.30pm

Location:       Thornleigh Communty Baptist Church, Thornleigh

Cost:                $219 or $20 off if enrolling by Wednesday, 31 January

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 6 students or course may be postponed.

About the course

This course is the first of a 3-part beginners series. It is designed for those who want to communicate confidently by developing a strong foundational understanding and usage of the Italian language. Lessons are conversation based, student centred and fun. You will learn through songs, games and much more! By the end of the course, you will feel more confident and excited to communicate with your Italian-speaking amici or partner.

What you will learn
    • How to engage in basic conversation eg. greetings, introducing yourself, using formal and informal expressions, etc.
    • How to ask basic get-to-know- you questions eg. what’s your name, age, how many siblings do you have, using numbers and the alphabet, etc.
    • How to access helpful online tools to continue practising phrases and pronunciation outside of class
    • About Italian taboos and other helpful cultural information

CHILDREN’S SPANISH PLAY & LEARN

Date:               Monday mornings during school term, from February 5

Time:              10-11am

Location:       Thornleigh Communty Baptist Church, Thornleigh

Cost:                $15 per session per child. Discounts available for families and                                  for advance payments of 5 sessions or more from second                                           session onwards.

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 6 students or course may be postponed.

About the sessions

This is an interactive, toddler-friendly, one hour a week session for parents and bubs, designed to stimulate your child’s love for the Spanish language, as well as to start developing vocabulary through songs and games. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. Mum, dad or caregiver are encouraged to participate enthusiastically.

SPANISH BEGINNERS 1

Date:               Thursday evenings, 8 February to 15 March*

Time:               6.30pm- 8.30pm

Location:       Thornleigh Communty Baptist Church, Thornleigh

Cost:                $219 or $20 off if enrolling by Thursday, 1 February

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 6 students or course may be postponed. 

About the course

This course is the first of a 3-part beginners series. It is designed for those who want to communicate confidently by developing a strong foundational understanding and usage of the Spanish language. Lessons are conversation based, student centred and fun. You will learn through songs, games and much more! By the end of the course, you will feel more confident and excited to communicate with your Spanish-speaking amigos or partner.*

What you will learn
    • How to engage in basic conversation eg. greetings, introducing yourself, using formal and informal expressions, etc.
    • How to ask basic get-to-know- you questions eg. what’s your name, age, how many siblings do you have, using numbers and the alphabet, etc.
    • How to access helpful online tools to continue practising phrases and pronunciation outside of class
    • About Hispanic taboos and other helpful cultural information

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE 3

Date:            Wednesday evenings, 7 February to 14 March*

Time:            6.30pm- 8.30pm

Location:      Thornleigh Communty Baptist Church, Thornleigh

Cost:            $219 or $20 early bird discount if enrol by Wednesday 31 January

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 6 students or course may be postponed.

About the course

This course is the third of a 3-part intermediate series. It is designed for those who want to continue to develop strong communicational skills in the French language. Lessons are conversation based, student centred and fun. You will learn through songs, interactive activities, games and much more! By the end of the course, you will feel more confident to communicate with your French-speaking friends here or overseas.

What you will learn
  • How to engage in conversation by asking and responding to more advanced questions based on the textbook The French Experience.
  • To understand and apply key grammatical concepts relating to the French language
  • How to access helpful online tools to continue practising phrases and pronunciation outside of class
  • About French taboos and other helpful cultural information

SPANISH BEGINNERS 3 

Date:               Thursday evenings,  1 March to 5 April*

Time:               6.30pm- 8.30pm

Location:       Thornleigh Community Baptist Church, Thornleigh

Cost:                $219 or $20 early bird discount if enrol by Thursday 22 February

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 6 students or course may be postponed. 

About the course

This course is the third of a 3-part beginners series. It is designed for those who want to communicate confidently by developing a strong foundational understanding of the Spanish language. Lessons are conversation based, student centred and fun. You will learn through songs, interactive activities, games and much more! By the end of the course, you will feel more confident and excited to communicate with your Spanish-speaking amigos or partner.

What you will learn
    • How to engage in conversation by asking and responding to more advanced get-to-know-you questions relating to family, descriptions, hobbies, likes and dislikes, and more!
    • To understand and apply key grammatical concepts relating to the Spanish language
    • How to access helpful online tools to continue practising phrases and pronunciation outside of class
    • About Hispanic taboos and other helpful cultural information

SPANISH REFRESHER 2 

Date:               Saturday February 24, 2018*

Time:              9am- 12pm

Location:       Thornleigh Community Baptist Church- The Green Room-                                         15-17 Duffy Ave, Thornleigh (TBC)

Cost:                $50 or $5 early bird discount if enrol by 17 February

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 4 students or course may be cancelled.

Should I do this Refresher?

This is a 3 hour course held on Saturday 24 February to review the content of the Spanish Beginners 2 course. It is recommended for all students joining the Beginners 3 Course after the extended break.

SPANISH FOR TRAVELLERS

Date:               Saturday, 24 March, 2018*

Time:              10am-4pm

Location:       Thornleigh Community Baptist Church- The Green Room-                                         15-17 Duffy Ave, Thornleigh

Cost:               $175 or $10 early bird discount if enrol by 10 March

Other Available locations: Epping, Lane Cove, Northern Beaches

*Subject to minimum enrolment of 6 students or course may be cancelled.

About the course

Are you travelling to South America or Spain? This very practical one-day course provides you with the essentials to interact with locals in a variety of common scenarios. Learning in a fun-filled environment through role-play, by the end of the day you will feel more confident to get by in any Spanish-speaking country. The 1-Day Intensive includes South American appetisers throughout the day.

What you will learn
  • Obtain information at the airport
  • Find accommodation
  • Ask for and follow directions
  • Use public transport
  • Buy food and souvenirs at the shops or markets
  • Avoid common taboos
  • Access helpful online tools to continue practising before you go overseas

Requirements: 

No Spanish learning experience required. Booklets are included in the cost. Simply bring a pen, a notepad and get ready for some fun!

About the Teacher

Agustina Fasano

Spanish, French, English as a Second Language

Born in Argentina, Agi (as she is known by all) has a bilingual upbringing. She moved to Australia permanently at the age of 15. At university she majored in French and Spanish, with a minor in English as a Second Language, obtaining her Diploma in Education in 2007. Post-university she studied Italian, Greek and Hebrew and is always on the lookout to learn new languages. She absolutely loves the way languages challenge and expand one’s understanding of culture and people.

With nearly 10 years experience teaching all different age groups, she brings her energy, passion and creativity into each lesson, guaranteeing an engaging and productive time together as your world expands and new doors are opened.

Agi is a passionate, more than qualified and experienced teacher who welcomes the opportunity to teach people of all ages as they embark on the adventure that learning a new language ignites.

I find her a warm, welcoming person with infectious enthusiasm.

Rosie

What has impressed me the most is her understanding that language is more than words.

Mike

She uses many different methods and activities -each week is different.

Ms Madani

Contact Us

Phone

0425 279 225

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Sydney Language School

Location

Hawkins Hall, 2 Sefton Road, Thornleigh, NSW