Food, Language and Culture
Open the door to new cultures and experiences with our Language and Cooking courses at Byron Community College!
Whether you dream of chatting with global friends or exploring exotic destinations, our language courses are your ticket to adventure.
Choose from French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, we have the perfect course for you.
Start your journey today and become a confident, multilingual explorer!
Maybe you imagine yourself as a bit of Master Chef? Envisioning yourself creating exquisite dishes
If your passion lies in preparing sumptuous seafood, crafting dazzling desserts, or mastering the art of vegan cuisine, come and learn the art of cooking from experienced pro’s and local culinary wizards.
Fulfil your appreciation for good food, ignite your cooking creativity and delight those taste buds in our variety of short courses and workshops.
A Compassionate Lens on Anger
9.30am - 12.30pm, Byron Bay, $120pp
Anger is a potent emotion. Sometimes with positive outcomes, often not. Looking from a new perspective can bring greater clarity and help transform anger into more constructive feelings. Break unhelpful patterns of thinking and discover more choices in healthy ways to respond when things are not as you'd prefer.
5.45pm to 7pm, Mullum, $150pp
African Dance is earthy, rhythmic and dynamic. Feel the energising and uplifting rhythms and gain a deep sense of connection to the earth and a greater sense of grounding. Learn pulsating movements of the pelvis and torso in an African contemporary tribal style approach to dance. Very uplifting, high vibes and fun.
Cooking for One
Whether you are a beginner or you just want to enhance your skills you will come away knowing how to liven up your meals with recipes that are short on time but big on flavour.
Learn how to cook dishes such as Chimichurri Steak and Limed Chicken Curry Noodles, and along the way gain valuable hacks and tips to simplify your cooking process.
Digest Your Best: The foundations of a healthy gut
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $180pp
Discover the process of implementing the foundations of health to heal your gut so that you can reduce digestive discomfort, gain more energy and participate in the activities you love without using medications, restrictive diets or trial & error.
Finish That Novel
10am to 3pm, Byron Bay, $162pp
If you've been struggling to complete that memoir, novel or non-fiction book, it may be time to rethink your approach to writing. Using examples from our greatest writers, the author of 21 books offers proven tools and tips to restructure your time, workspace, words and inner-critic, to complete the first draft and get that book done! A fun, conversational workshop for anyone hoping to get to 'The End'.
First Words Advanced
2pm to 5pm, Byron Bay, $360pp
If you enjoy writing and would like to explore it further in a supportive and creative environment where ideas flourish, join us. Whether you want to develop the process of short story writing, or larger projects, this course will be invaluable. Together we will delve into technique and theory, while learning how to develop our stories. We will use constructive feedback, understand the role of the inner critic and touch on research toward publication.
German For Beginners
6.30pm to 8.30pm, Mullum, $220pp
Enjoy a relaxed introduction to the German language and life in German speaking countries. You will learn basic conversational skills, which are useful when travelling to German speaking countries, as well as basic reading and writing skills.
Italian For Beginners
6.30pm to 8.30pm, $295pp
Are you fascinated by Italian language? Are you planning a trip to Italy or have an Italian partner or friend? Maybe you are just fond of Italian music and movies and want to learn Italian. Whatever your reasons are, this course is your answer. You will learn this poetic language in a fun and fast way, get great travel tips and cultural insights. No prior knowledge required.
Italian For Beginners Level 2
6.30pm to 8.30pm, Byron Bay, $295pp
Improve your basic Italian language skills and enhance your confidence to help you communicate when you travel, when you meet Italian people, or if you simply want to improve your language skills. Come and join us!
Memory Recall - Writing your Life
Begin your memoir or just have the time of your life.
Parlez Vous Francais
1pm to 3pm, Mullum, $295pp
In this intermediate French conversation course, improve your conversational French through exploring topics with your peers whilst practicing questions and presenting your own view. Ideal if you want to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn more about our spoken language and French culture. Previous exposure to French speaking experiences and good basic grammar and vocabulary are essential for this interactive course.
Self Help For Anxiety
11am to 1pm, Byron Bay, ACE Funded $0*
Enjoy the warmth, care and fun of a therapeutic environment while learning proven strategies to reduce uncontrolled worry and anxiety using group work, Mindfulness and CBT strategies, which are proven to be the most effective and empowering tools to get you back on your feet if you are struggling emotionally.
10am to 3pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
Keen to publish a book? In this relaxed, introductory course, the author of 19 books takes you through some options available for indie authors, from traditional publishers to DIY sites, with a focus on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (where you format your own eBooks and paperbacks). We'll discuss everything from finishing and editing your book, cover design and barcodes, to author bios and online marketing.
So French Level 2
6.30-8.30pm, Online, $246
SO FRENCH! French Beginners
6.30 to 8.30pm, Online, $246pp
Spanish For Beginners
5.30pm to 7.30pm, Byron Bay, $295pp
A fun and friendly introduction to the Spanish language, this course will cover pronunciation, understanding and development of vocabulary, basic reading and conversation. Some homework is involved.
Spanish For Beginners - Level Two
5.30pm to 7.30pm, Byron Bay, $295pp
This is a continuation of the Spanish for Beginners course or for those who have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Yolanda will extend your reading, vocabulary and conversational abilities.
5.30pm to 7.30pm, Byron Bay, $295pp
This is a continuation course of Spanish for beginners level 2. The course is for those who have completed both courses or have an equivalent knowledge of the Spanish language. The main focus of this course is conversation, vocabulary extension and basic grammar, all conducted in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Sushi For Beginners With Keita
10am to 1pm, Mullum, $165pp
Learn to roll sushi at home like a professional with Keita who has 15 years of experience working in Japan and his new home Australia. In this course you will learn the basics such as how to make sushi rice, hosomaki roll, inside-out roll and hand rolls with Salmon and Veggies. Take your new skills home to enjoy with family and friends.
Tofu and Miso Making with Kiriko
9am to 2pm, Mullum, $200pp
A fun vegan cooking workshop where you'll experience traditional Japanese culture making White Miso and fresh ocean water Tofu. Your Chef Kiriko will share recipes from her mother's lineage, and at the end of the workshop you'll take home with you 100g of Tofu, 1Kg of Miso and Soy pulp to enjoy and devour.
Urban Permaculture (Part 1)
Urban Permaculture (Part 2 )
9.00am to 3.00pm, Mullum, $350pp
Continue to Learn in Part 2 how to transform your backyard into an edible landscape that is productive and beautiful. Using permaculture principles, we can create a garden that grows enough food for the household with maybe a little more to share or sell.This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to apply this to your own urban patch.Sharon's home in the heart of Mullumbimby town is a demonstration in Urban Permaculture and sustainable living. Her garden is devoted to food production and supplies most of her family's food needs on a typical suburban block.
Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk
2pm to 5pm, Billinudgel, $160pp
Creating yummy, tasty cheese without dairy is easier than you think! Learn to make a spreadable cheese, a bechamel cheesy pasta sauce, parmesan and a feta style cheese, as well as almond mylk and almond flour. Discover how to add different flavours to your cheeses using cashews, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, brazil nuts and seeds. We will sample what we make during the day and you'll get to take home some goodies too.
Vegetables - Integrated Organic Production - PDC
9am to 5pm, Byron Bay, $160pp
Explore a comprehensive range of Organic Gardening techniques including composting, crop rotation, companion planting and natural pest and disease management. Create a 'no-dig garden' from local, low cost materials and learn about seasonal planting in the humid Subtropics.