2022 - Spanish Easy's 25th Anniversary Year!

All our best wishes to students past and present for a happy and successful 2022… after two years of disruption, inconvenience (at the very least), uncertainty and… well, everything else that we have all been experiencing, we hope that the worst is well and truly behind us.

Let's look forward to picking up our lives, regaining purpose and commitment, perhaps fulfilling delayed plans or taking the opportunity for new beginnings.

The background to our Anniversary:

Spanish Easy began in earnest in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne 25 years ago, and then moved to Canberra, where we have been ever since: in the inner-north and the inner-south. In particular we want to thank Campbell Primary School for several very happy and productive years we spent in its then-new multi-purpose facility, and to wish them well with their current major rebuilding program.

In those 25 years the Spanish language that we love has continued to grow in use and popularity worldwide. It is easily the world's 3rd-most used language and some experts now rate it even higher for communication internationally. On the Internet, and notably media such as Netflix and YouTube, the opportunities to hear Spanish and participate in learning through entertainment have expanded enormously.

During the pandemic Spanish Easy in Canberra moved to a mix of online and face-to-face tuition; both with our ongoing commitment to small group classes, individual attention and 'round-table' participation. As we go into 2022 and its promise of better times to come we hope you can join us.

email and contacting us

In August 2020 we changed email providers (OK let's be direct: we sacked the old one) because of issues with unreliable email provision. Sometimes we just didn't seem to get emails, or they popped up days later. So we apologise if email communications were patchy at times. All changed now!

We are using an Australian-based specialised email service called FASTMAIL, of which our administrator Stuart has had experience for more than a year with other business activities, and he says it's a great, super-reliable service.

Nancy, our director, will continue to be your first point of contact to discuss your needs and assess your abilities in Spanish. Despite her name she is in fact a native Spanish speaker from South America.

To email us click on the link at the bottom of the page, or phone 0419 705 473 or (02) 5100 4464, or use our
inquiry form

Face-to-face classes resume, online continues

JULY 2020

FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES ARE RESUMING, with class sizes scaled down even further from our usual (pre-Covid19) policy.
The maximum number of students in any class = 9, allowing even more space per student than the ACT regulations.
Cleaning and sanitising is carried out before each class in accordance with those regulations.
OUR INNER-SOUTH CANBERRA CLASSES ARE HELD IN GRIFFITH, near Canberra Avenue; convenient if coming by car or bus (R6).

ONLINE CLASSES have proved to be very successful and popular and we will continue those.
To participate in our online tuition you must have:

- a good internet connection

- a modern laptop, desktop computer (with mic and webcam), tablet or smart-phone

- an up-to-date version of the common web browsers
such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge (January 2020+)… all are free to download and use.

- easy access to email

- please also ensure that you are able to take classes in a quiet location,
that's good for you and good for everyone else too!

- we use a web-browser based system called Whereby. Unlike most other video meetings you are not required to download apps, or sign up to any service, or reveal any personal information. We like that your privacy and data are protected under strict European regulations. And it's really easy to use!

inquiries? email or phone us

Online tuition launched

ONLINE INTERACTIVE TUITION

For the past several weeks we have been trialling online classes, and Term 2 (Autumn) 2020 will be exclusively in that format.

It's easy to join an online class. Perhaps you are already familiar with online video meeting systems (such as Skype or Zoom) and in general the only requirements are that you have-

- a good internet connection
- a modern smart-phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer (with mic and webcam)
Our system may require an up-to-date version of the common web browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox or the new Microsoft Edge (January 2020+). All these browser apps (applications or software) are free to download and use.
- easy access to email
- please also ensure that you are able to take the classes in a quiet location, that's good for you and good for everyone else too!

inquiries? email or phone us

Los Campeones de Scrabble

December 2019: Each year we host the World Spanish Scrabble Championship (as some participants would say…). Here is a moment of tense action as Julia plans a decisive play. Congratulations to the night's winners… oh, never mind, it's not the winning that counts is it? A great time was had by all. Next time, Monopoly from Peru!

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