Mana Kirsty’s teaching was amazing – she made me feel comfortable to make mistakes and always corrected any errors with good humour and positivity. I really enjoyed Kirsty’s relaxed, conversational teaching style. Her wonderful experience with the people and culture of Timor Leste gave excellent background and insight into the customs of Timor. The course itself was excellent, including a broad range of topics and therefore great opportunity to develop our vocabulary as well as our understanding of the way Tetun works as a language. I feel that Kirsty facilitated a connection between group members. I feel that my Tetun has improved and I am more confident to communicate with friends in Timor using their language. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend to anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Timor Leste and its language.

Jill, Former level 2 student (Australia)


I just wanted to thank you again for all the effort you put into our
course this past semester. It was amazing how much Tetum it was
possible to learn in such a short time. I now feel that I could
survive in an all-Tetum environment if I really had to (and had a fast
Tetum-English dictionary app on my phone)

Joel, Former Level 1 student (USA)


I loved the pace, Trent’s patience and clear explanations, and the support material.

Fernanda, Former Level 1 student (Australia)

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