The CLA (Chess and Language Academy) offers a wide range of chess and language courses at different levels suitable to any learner who wants to improve quickly and efficiently.

Courses are face-to-face or online, one-on-one, or in small groups.


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Spanish Online student from Perth

Paola is a wonderful tutor! She is attentive, engaged, organised, helps to shape the lessons to your particular circumstances and needs, and she has a wonderful sense of humour. Lessons are really enjoyable and I’m still continuing my language learning with her.


Rebecca from Spanish Classes A1.1 and A1.2 (40 Hours)

I can’t thank you enough for getting me ready for this trip to Buenos Aires. I am conversing and enjoying the language skills I have acquired with our lessons. Really it is working!

We are loving Buenos Aires. A beautiful city, easy to walk, lots of trees, and with the Australian dollar it is inexpensive. I will become ambassador for Argentina!

Milanesa..empanada..great food.

Our appliances just plug straight in , no adaptors needed.Off to the Antarctic tomorrow then back to BA for 5 more days of exploring.

y pronunciation of calle was perfecto!


Rebecca R.

Emily from Italian Classes

Paola is friendly and professional. I am greatly enjoying our tutoring sessions for Italian. Sessions help build discussion and conversation which is very relevant. Gives insight into culture and phrases that I otherwise may not have known. Paola is also approachable and easy to talk to and ask questions. I am very happy with the result.


The Italian Chatterbox

I think I mentioned this already, but I really have enjoyed the sessions so far. You do an amazing job both in coordinating the classes, making such an effort to fit in with everyone’s schedules each week, and facilitating the sessions so everyone feels involved and gets a turn (oppure messa alle strette :D).

I’m hoping the practice has improved my Italian, but our friends over there can be the judge.

Tenetemi informata.

Cari saluti e grazie mille per tutto, Suzanne