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.

Why Choose Us

  • Small Groups (Max 8 people)

    – Classes are organised in small groups that benefit 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 Zoom 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 in 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 traveled 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!

Come join us!

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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