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WEA Sydney offers a relaxed and social environment with a community feel. With a central CBD location, we are easily accessible by public transport. Our diverse and high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer you great value for money. Whether you are interested in finding a new hobby, planning your travels or developing new skills in creative writing your journey starts here.

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French for Travellers (A1)

This course is course is for complete beginners or people with a very limited knowledge of the language. It will give you simple phrases and strategies to help you understand what you need to know for travelling in France. Travel, social and cultural tips will also be included. Tutor supplied material. COURSE OUTLINE Introducing yourself Numbers &... [More]
$222 Limited / $200

<p>This course is course is for complete beginners or people with a very limited knowledge of the language. It will give you simple phrases and strategies to help you understand what you need to know

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23 Sep

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. Note:... [More]
$82 Limited / $74

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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11 Oct

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Construction of English: Phrases, Clauses, Sentences and Paragraphs

Once we know the nine parts of speech, we can successfully construct phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs. If we can’t identify the subject, verb/s and predicate or distinguish a statement from a question, how can we write eloquently by manipulating the elements of English? Come and discover easy ways to solve the common problems that... [More]
$136 Limited / $122

<p>Once we know the nine parts of speech, we can successfully construct phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs. If we can’t identify the subject, verb/s and predicate or distinguish a statement

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12 Oct

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Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly meetings. The meet-ups are open to amateur and professional writers of all forms of writing – poetry, plays, scripts, memoir, short or long fiction or... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly

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14 Oct

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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14 Oct

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Welsh Language and Culture

The Welsh language has survived the Roman, Norman and British Empires. It also has the oldest literary tradition in Europe apart from Greek and Latin. This course will introduce the grammar and vocabulary of the Welsh language, and also introduce the literature and history of Wales from their first beginnings. TEXTBOOK: Teach Yourself Complete... [More]
$258 Limited / $232

The Welsh language has survived the Roman, Norman and British Empires. It also has the oldest literary tradition in Europe apart from Greek and Latin. This course will introduce the grammar and

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14 Oct

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Travelling the Blues Trail: Memphis and Mississippi

Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the Clarksdale Music Festival, the BB King Museum and more. SUGGESTED READING Steve Cheeseborough: Blues Travelling - available on Kindle COURSE OUTLINE How... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the

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15 Oct

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Hebrew Language and Culture

Modern Hebrew is a hybrid language that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel from their native languages (Yiddish, Polish, Russian and Arabic). Over the course of several generations, these languages and cultures blended together to create a new hybrid language and a new hybrid culture. This course is an introduction to... [More]
$258 Limited / $232

<p>Modern Hebrew is a hybrid language that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel from their native languages (Yiddish, Polish, Russian and Arabic). Over the course of

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16 Oct

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Yoga And Pilates - Stretch And Strengthen

Using basic principles of Pilates and Yoga to strengthen and align the body. A fun session that encourages feedback from participants and provides modifications to allow for injuries and physical limitations. Breath is used as a focus and relaxation at end of class. Please note that from April 2019 WEA will no longer be providing yoga mats and you... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

Using basic principles of Pilates and Yoga to strengthen and align the body. A fun session that encourages feedback from participants and provides modifications to allow for injuries and physical

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17 Oct

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Winter Crochet for Beginners

Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet. Experience the joy of crafting yourself something uniquely yours. Challenge yourself to use all 10 fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity... [More]
$186 Limited / $167

<p>Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet.

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18 Oct

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