Who We Are

We are a small, family-oriented chess and language school – our goal is to enhance learning for children and adults. We provide chess and language classes that promote the development of strategic thinking, multi-tasking, problem solving, memory, communication skills and the mind-opening process.

The Chess and Language Academy aims to improve the overall level of chess played and levels of languages spoken in Australia, and help foreigners to overcome English difficulties through practical conversation lessons and gatherings.

Our chess and language courses for children and adults are face-to-face and online, one-on-one and in small groups.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to enhance and support lifelong learning of students of all ages.

We want to provide our local community with access to an array of learning benefits through chess and languages courses.

Our vision is to have a community that is prepared for a multicultural world, where people are able to communicate without a language or culture barrier. Where our students will be ready for success in their future academic studies and in the workforce, able to make decisions, finding solutions, and becoming lifelong learners and contributors to society.

What Do We Offer

The Chess and Language Academy provides fun, social classes, which develop skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Memory
  • Listening
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Decision making
  • Mathematics
  • Lateral thinking and more

CLA offers a wide range of chess and language courses at different levels suitable to any learner who wants to improve their skills quickly and efficiently. Courses are face-to-face and online, one-on-one or in small groups.

Why Choose Us

  • Small Groups (Max 8 people)

    – Classes are organised in small groups which benefits the student in promoting self-confidence, and caters to their individual learning needs.

  • Online Option

    – Students can choose to attend online classes from the comfort of their own homes, through Skype and Google Hangouts. This may be perfect for companies who want their staff to be trained in a second language from opposite ends of the globe, or individuals who want to better fit learning times into their schedules.

  • Flexible Tutoring

    – CLA offers flexible scheduling with morning, afternoon, and evening classes available during weekdays and weekends.

  • Friendly Learning Environment

    – All students will be immersed within friendly and engaging classes taught by experienced teachers, focusing on the positive aspects of learning. Students will be more open to actively participating in class.

  • Language in Context Programs and Workshops

    – Students have the opportunity to practice the language they are studying in conjunction with a particular interest, whether it be surfing, painting , dining, dancing, etc.

  • International Experience

    – With CLA you will have all the information you need for your next trip! We have travelled to many countries in the world and can help you not only with languages, but culturally too. If you play chess, you can participate in tournaments all around the world and we will be there to support you!

Why Byron Bay?

Byron Bay offers a unique ambience, which has a strong surfing community and relaxed atmosphere. Located 150km south of Brisbane, Byron’s climate offers sun and perfect temperatures almost all year round. The town itself has a thriving art scene and is very popular amongst foreigners. Not only does it have beautiful beaches, it also is surrounded by rainforest, which makes for great bushwalking. Many restaurants and pubs surround the town center, which bring the night to life if you are feeling social.

The Gold Coast is 90km north of Byron Bay. Travellers love the subtropical climate, waterways and golden beaches. Surfers Paradise is famous for its malls and clubs, whilst other neighbourhoods have their own stretches of beautiful beaches and charm. The hinterland features many attractions that include resorts, rainforest, lookouts, national parks, and diversity of fauna and flora.

This area is the perfect place for your studies, with its beautiful landscapes, amazing weather and friendly people.

Come join us!

Be aware of our special deals and latest news by signing up to our newsletter!