Hi everyone, my name is Maribel and I’m an experienced Spanish teacher and a native speaker from Perú. I’ve been teaching Spanish for the last twelve years both in language schools and privately, in Germany, Perú, and in the last three years in Newtown. I just moved to Lower Hutt a couple of weeks ago and I'll be starting Spanish group classes every Monday from March 9 onwards (except public holidays) at the Russell Keown House in Lower Hutt (1 Knights Road, entrance on Queens Drive).
For people interested in learning Spanish or consolidating their knowledge or maybe for those would like to sharpen up their conversational skills, I'll have three classes:
6.00-7.00pm Spanish for beginners
7.00-8.00pm Pre-Intermediate Spanish
8.00-9.00pm Conversational Spanish (for people that already have around an intermediate level of Spanish)
$15 per class or $65 for five classes.
If you're looking for a private class, these are available for $40-50 per hour in Lower Hutt.
Contact me to register and also feel free to ask for more information :)
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Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
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Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?