¡Bienvenidos / Bem Vindos
a Oniria Language Studio!
Here you will find more than just a language school.
We offer you a genuine cultural experience in a friendly and relaxed environment where you will be able to learn and perfect your Spanish and Portuguese skills whilst also enriching your awareness and appreciation of Spanish and Portuguese food, art, music, cinema and history.
Rafael was born in Brazil to Argentinian parents, and holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree having major experience in Social Anthropology, language teaching and communication skills. He was accredited a University license for teaching and has been an Australian citizen since 2010…
Rafa’s method of teaching is holistic and he uses different mediums to teach. This not only allows quicker learning but also keeps things interesting. Furthermore, he has great knowledge of the culture and the ways that Latin American people interact, for example the Brazilian sense of humour and notoriously cheeky attitude! Learning these aspects are in fact just as important as learning the language itself. Thank you Rafa for being a great teacher!
I learned so much from Rafa’s classes (probably more so than in my four months of classes in Spain!) and they really gave me the ability and confidence to speak at a conversational level in Spanish. I am certain these are the most useful, interesting, fun and enriching Spanish classes available in Perth!
On my recent trip to Brazil, a few Brazilians that I spoke to in Portuguese thought I had actually lived in Brazil before. It was such a nice compliment and I felt proud of the hard work I had put in to learn the language. I also felt tremendously lucky as I know that a large part of being able to speak Portuguese well is having Rafa as my teacher.
I really enjoyed the Spanish classes I took with Rafa and would highly recommend them to anyone who is seeking a rich language-learning experience! Rafa’s alternative teaching style – using conversations, videos, cooking, music and social activities – enables you to absorb the beautiful South American/Spanish culture while developing your language skills at the same time.
The classes are a fantastic unique experience that cater to everyone and anyone who is serious about learning Spanish.
I am taking the 1-on-1 classes with Rafa. These are a combination of classes in the Joondana classroom and also over skype. As I work in the north, this is the perfect situation for me and the flexibility with times is fantastic. The classes are fun and I learn more with every class. For me, Rafa’s method of teaching seems to be working. Muchas gracias Rafa.
Discover a rich social calendar so you can participate in film, music and culinary events.
⇒ On the second Saturday of the month at 7 PM we have a Tertulia* as an OPEN and FREE EVENT for our students and also for people interested in practicing and learning Spanish!
We regularly screen short films (fiction/animation/documentaries) from different Latin American countries and learn about the directors. It is also a great opportunity to enjoy and learn more about Latin Music and chat with other people learning Spanish. If you like you can bring nibbles + BYO.
* Tertulia: (Spanish: [terˈtulja]) is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Iberia or in Latin America. Tertulia also means an informal meeting of people to talk about current affairs, arts, etc. The word is originally Spanish (borrowed by Catalan and Portuguese), but it has only moderate currency in English, used mainly in describing Latin cultural contexts (Wikipedia).
⇒ On the Last Saturday of the month at 6:30 PM LATINO FILM FESTIVAL CINE VIVO presents: “SUMMER FILM SESSIONS” as a community centered event for people interested in Latin American cinema, music, dance and food!
For more details please check our calendar above and book soon your entry!
Oniria Language Studio has proudly supported great musicians from South America to tour in Australia and meet Aboriginal Musicians! Check the previos tours!
- León Gieco Australian Tour 2014 – pdf
- Jaime Torres Australian Tour 2015 – soon with pdf
We also support and sponsor cultural events in our community such as the Latin American Film Festival Cine Vivo.