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Viva Espana! Tapas Forever

Hola!  My name is Fabiana. I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I moved to New Zealand more than 13 years ago. Since I moved to New Zealand I have been teaching at Selwyn Community Education.  I have a passion for teaching and cooking and for sharing my language and culture.


Join me for two evenings of cooking, eating, sharing and learning about authentic Spanish culture.  We will prepare tapas including pinchos and I will explain the tapas culture to you. Hasta la vista, amigo.

TapasSpecial Offer: Two enrolments for the price of one.Learn More


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What's Hot for this TermWhat's Hot for this Term

As well as our popular array of language, computing, craft, fitness and cooking categories, we have added a raft of new interest courses to inspire, extend and delight.


African Drumming


African Drumming


Special Offer Term 4: Two enrolments for the price of one.

Learn how to play the djembe and experience the sounds of the talking drum and sabar. Djembe was originally a form of telephone and is still used as a way of communication between people.  You will learn to use and identify the different notes and the important subtleties between them. Laure, originally from Cameroon, will share with you not only the African rhythms, but also the culture that is her heritage. Your own djembe is required, although Laure advises there may be opportunities to hire, rather than buy, a djembe. Starts 22 October.Learn More


Italian Language & Culture

Italian language

Start preparing for your Italian adventure or add to your armchair travel experience.  Italian for Travellers and Italian Improvers are available this term with native speakers Angelo and Luisa. We also have Secrets of Italian Architecture and The Great Italian Artists courses starting soon with Italian archeologist, architect and designer, Cristina Capri. Learn More




Learn to create well-designed print publications using this industry standard page layout programme. Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows and how to use the mouse. Starts 20 October with Fiona de Gruchy.Learn More