Adelaide Language Courses
Adelaide is the fifth-most populous city in Australia and the capital of the state of South Australia. Established in 1836 as a British colony, the city has diversified ever since and is now home to over one million people of all cultures and ethnicities. For example, German people started arriving in Adelaide in the 1840s to escape religious persecution and, today, they number more than 4,000. Just take a stroll around the city and you will see how foreign cultures have influenced the landscape of the city, including its literature, design, film, dance, fashion, festivals, food, music and more.
As recorded by the 2016 census, almost 75% of the population speak English at home, but there are other languages commonly spoken as well, like Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Vietnamese and Cantonese. Indeed, the population of Adelaide is very diverse, so start learning a foreign language not only to connect with these people on a whole new level but also to take advantage of the plentiful professional and cultural opportunities. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will prepare a personalised language course that suits your needs and requirements!
Where to Study Foreign Languages in Adelaide: Adelaide is home to South Australia’s oldest university, where you can study more than 20 languages. The University of Adelaide’s language department offers a wide range of fun, interactive language courses catering for beginners to the more advanced language learners of Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and others. Another top-notch institution where you can pursue higher education is the University of South Australia, which offers four different types of languages degree: Bachelor of Arts, Diploma, Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy. Just consider that, to enrol in these programmes, you must have at least an intermediate understanding of the language you want to study. Fortunately, we can help you to prepare! Just contact us about our Exam Preparation course and we will assign to you an experienced teacher who is well-practised at helping students achieve the required pass marks on an official, accredited language exam.
Where to Practise Foreign Languages in Adelaide: You can put to use everything you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers at the meetings of one of the many language exchange groups that exist in Adelaide. One of them is the International Friends Club in Adelaide, a meet-up group that welcomes everyone interested in practising languages with others. Attend their weekly meetings and improve your language skills in a friendly environment while having a great time and tasting delicious food from various countries and nations. Events include social meet-ups, language exchanges, dinners, festivals, personal and career development through practical events and more. Another option aimed at young people is the Adelaide International Students Meetup, a multicultural community in the city that works as a social network to unite local young people and international students and broaden their awareness of different cultures. Join this fantastic international club and broaden your horizons while improving your language skills!
Language Jobs in Adelaide: As the most important city in South Australia, Adelaide offers countless career options to its inhabitants, and especially to bilingual speakers in the fields of manufacturing, defence technology, high-tech electronic systems and commodity exports. So, local companies like Saab Systems, Raytheon, Woolworths Group, Santos Ltd and Argo Investments are expanding into overseas markets. For that, they are always on the lookout for bilingual employees to add to their teams. Learn a language and increase your chances of being hired, especially when competing with other monolingual candidates. And if you are not looking for a new job but would like to establish your own business abroad, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the many chambers of commerce based in the city, such as those of the Chinese, Spanish or Japanese. These institutions promote international business by distributing information, hosting networking events and offering business support services in general. Use your language skills and build strong business relations with entrepreneurs!
Using Language to Experience Culture in Adelaide: This is a bustling multicultural city with events on show all year round, so you will find plenty of opportunities to explore foreign cultures! For example, you can attend the renowned Adelaide Festival of Arts, a late-summer international festival established in 1960 that showcases visual, performing, literary, and media arts from all over the world. Another option is to enjoy the annual Multicultural Festival, which brings all the sights, sounds and tastes of the state’s mix of cultures to Victoria Square. But if you are looking for more specific events related to the language you are studying, you will find them in Adelaide. For example, if you are studying French or German, you can join the Alliance Francaise or the German Club, which organise cultural and social events all year round. Or if you are more interested in learning about the Hispanic cultures, then you should not miss the many Film Festivals that take place throughout the year, featuring classic and contemporary movies from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Colombia and other Latin countries in their original language. If you are looking for a full list of cultural events in Adelaide, just check out South Australia’s website!
Start learning a language at your convenience with us at Language Trainers! You won’t have to wait long to see an improvement as our native-speaking instructors will tailor every lesson to your preferences and requirements, so you start speaking from the very beginning! Taking language lessons in Adelaide will expand your worldview and help you become more culturally aware without ever having to leave the city. And the best thing is that you can study in the comfort of your own home, workplace or a public space of your choosing, like the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace &, Kintore Ave, at Café Troppo on Whitmore Square or UR Caffé on Melbourne St. Our teachers will come to you!
And even if you are living outside the city centre, do contact us still. Our top-notch teachers are based all around the country and are waiting to get started in places like Hahndorf, Morphett Vale, Gawler and Virginia.
Take the plunge and contact us to know more about the courses we offer. Come on, let’s go! And if you have some knowledge of your chosen language already, take one of our free online level tests. With this information in mind, we can understand your current ability and then tailor a course that suits your level of proficiency.
31% of executives speak a second language!
Bilinguals have higher educational success rates than monolingual students.
The language people speak shapes the way they see the world.
Switch between face-to-face and online classes with a hybrid course!
Continue your language development and learn with your same teacher online
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Some of our Language Teachers in Adelaide
Elena is a native Italian speaker who has experience teaching both Italian and English to language learners. She has worked as a language trainer for institutions in Italy, Switzerland, and Australia. Elena has over twenty years of teaching experience.
Haysam is an Arabic-English bilingual with an impressive academic background. He is familiar with all dialects of the Arabic language. In addition to his Bachelor's in Law, he holds a Master's degree in International Relations and Security Studies. His academic work has been published in several online and print journals.
Our clients include:
Jas Forwarding UK
The Nature Conservancy
Royal Opera house
Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”My teacher is all I had hoped for: intelligent, resourceful, supportive and creative. It has been a very fruitful course.”Italian course in Adelaide
”I am very happy with my lessons. My teacher is a very kind man and his methods are helping me make good progress. He is patient with my situation in looking after a newborn which I also appreciate greatly. I would highly recommend.”Arabic course in Adelaide