French in Auckland

Auckland is a city rich in diverse cultures and friendly people who speak more than one language. Since the 2001 census, the number of multilingual speakers has increased by 25%, and one of the most popular languages spoken is French. According to the 2013 New Zealand census, there are more than 50,000 French speakers living in the country, and 25% of them live in Auckland. So, learning this fascinating language will not only allow you to interact with this growing community on another level but will also look great on your CV, opening up new professional opportunities. Get in contact with Language Trainers today to start learning French in Auckland!

 

Why Study French in Auckland

For Work: Studying French in Auckland can be an asset, particularly if you are looking for a new job. Companies such as H&J Smith, Ballantynes and Union Square are looking for French speakers for positions such as chef, salesperson and counter manager, so a knowledge of the language will make you stand out when compared to monolingual candidates. If you would like to network with French entrepreneurs, it is a good idea to get in touch with the French New Zealand Business Council (FNZCCI) on Symonds Street, an institution that, since 1985, has been fostering business relations between France and the French Pacific Islands and New Zealand. The FNZCCI promotes networking between its members and guests by organising many events each year, such as Bastille Day and Beaujolais Nouveau, business breakfasts and networking functions. Take advantage of this opportunity and impress French businesspeople with the language skills you learn in your classes with us!

For Social: If you are not actively looking for a job but would like to socialise instead, you will find many groups for making new friends and to practise your French. Many people in Auckland have an interest in the French language and culture, and so come together often in a language meetup group, such as InterNations. This particular group has more than 1,600 members, so it is the best option for francophiles of all ages and levels to chat in French and meet new people with a similar passion for the language. And if you like traditional French food, you can take your new friends to restaurants like Le Bistro des Gourmets on Parnell Road to have a true French experience. You can order olives et chèvre frais aux piments d’Espelette or terrine de campagne maison using the pronunciation you acquire in your lessons with Language Trainers!

For Culture: Auckland is a city full of possibilities to experience French culture. Enhance your personal development and deepen your transformational journey through yoga in French, an activity organised by the Alliance Française. Or, if you are an avid reader, you will be happy to know you can join a book club organised by the same institution! They meet once a month at the Grey Lynn Community Centre on Richmond Road. The idea is that the club members put their language skills into practice while enjoying and sharing their views on French classical literature. And if you are more into art and history, the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Parnell St has exhibitions of French artefacts and works of art. The objects’ descriptions and audio guides are in French, so knowledge of the language will certainly come in handy to fully enjoy the experience!

 

Where to Learn French in and around Auckland

Why don’t you get started with French today? We prioritise your convenience, so our native teachers will come to your home or office, or you can take your lessons in a public place if you prefer. Some options in Auckland are the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St and Wolfe Café on Federal St. 

Even if you are not based in Auckland directly, you can still take French lessons with us. We have excellent teachers available to start right away in Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa.

So, let’s go, allon-sy! And if you have studied French in the past, take our free French level test so that we can assess your current ability and offer a language course tailored to your current skill level and needs!

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WHY people learn FRENCH?
1.
Personal reasons (communicating with relatives or friends abroad)
2.
Travel
3.
Business in French-speaking countries
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1-on-1 General French Course in Auckland

Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland will help students improve their French level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our French classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business French Course in Auckland

Our French courses in Auckland are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone French and email skills, as well as a level of survival French, granting them the ability to work in a country where French is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
French Courses in Auckland (closed group)

Our French courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One French Course or In-Company Small Group French Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster French Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in French
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
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Some of our Language Teachers in Auckland


Nicolas
Language Taught: French

Nicolas is a native French teacher born and raised in France. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Informatics, and English from the University of Paris. His teaching experience is diverse, and ranges from mathematics to foreign languages.


Jonathan
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Jonathan is a native English language trainer who has experience teaching to students of all different ages, levels, and cultural backgrounds. He holds two TESOL degrees: a Bachelor's from Otago University, and a specialist certification from the University of Toronto.

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Take our French Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn French and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your French tutor’s details.

Begin your French training and receive your French course book.

Throughout your French course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in French-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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”I love working with my instructor. She is patient and funny, entertaining, and a lovely human being. Thank you!”

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