Japanese in Auckland
Auckland is a multicultural city where many communities co-exist, each with their own culture and language. One of the most prominent ones in the city is the Japanese community. New Zealand and Japan have enjoyed significant trade and cultural ties ever since the 1950s, when Japanese immigration to New Zealand started after the Second World War devastated the country and the Japanese people fled to start a new life abroad. Today, more than 7,000 residents are of Japanese descent, according to the 2010 census. Study Japanese in Auckland and you will acquire an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and develop the skills and knowledge you need to bridge the cultural gaps with this community. Understanding Japanese will also enable you to work in social and business environments where the language is used prominently. Contact us and we will design a tailor-made Japanese language course that meets to your learning goals and preferences.
Why Study Japanese in Auckland
For Work: Learning Japanese in Auckland will look great on your CV and definitely improve your chances of getting hired by a business where knowing the language is beneficial. As organisations look beyond local communities to expand their market share, many companies are looking to overseas markets. Japan is one such market and New Zealand’s exports to the Land of the Rising Sun were valued at NZ$3.3 billion in 2017; the top exports being aluminium, dairy and fruit. Some companies that hire fluent Japanese candidates are JTB New Zealand Limited, Jigsaw Jobs Ltd, Movio and Online Republic Ltd. And those who want to start a business in Japan or connect with other entrepreneurs can get in touch with the Japan New Zealand Business Council. Since 1974, this institution has aimed to promote business opportunities and strengthen trade and economic ties between New Zealand and Japan for the benefit of the business community. They always organise networking events and conferences attended by Japanese native speakers, so don’t miss the chance to impress them with your language skills!
For Culture: If would like to experience the ancient Japanese culture without straying far from home, why not attend the events hosted by the New Zealand-Japan Society of Auckland on Mount Eden Road? Founded in 1960, this institution acts as a bridge between these two countries. It aims to promote cultural exchanges with Japanese individuals and institutions. For this to happen, they organise monthly Tsudoi Conversation Evenings, a relaxing and casual Japanese language exchange, accompanied by a light supper and drinks. You can also participate in Aoteakai Tea Ceremony and Taiko drumming classes, so no matter your interests, you can find something that will suit your preferences around Auckland.
For Social: Meet new friends with a similar interest in the Japanese language and culture by joining the Auckland Japanese/English Exchange ENKAI（縁会）. If you are looking for opportunities to practice your Japanese and have fun meeting new people, this is the place for you! Learn Japanese, make friends and discover interesting traditions. All proficiency levels are welcome, so don’t hesitate to join in to put your Japanese into practice, even if you are just starting your language course with us! These meetings are held at various Korean and Japanese restaurants around Auckland, such as the Kushi Japanese Restaurant on Durham Street or Tanuki Japanese Restaurant on Queen Street. Order delicious sashimi, sushi, kare raisu or shabu shabu and delight your senses! Their menus are written entirely in Japanese, with an English translation that we are sure you won’t need after taking a course with Language Trainers.
Where to Learn Japanese in and around Auckland
Get started with Japanese today? At Language Trainers, we prioritise your convenience, so you are in charge of choosing the place and time of your lessons. Our native teachers can come to your home or office, or a public place if you prefer. Some options where you can study in Auckland are the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St and Wolfe Café on Federal St.
Are you based in the outskirts of Auckland but would like to study Japanese? Do still reach out to us! We have excellent tutors available to start right away in Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa. Just let us know and we will be there!
What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 行こう(Yukō)! And if you have studied Japanese before, please take our free Japanese level test so that we can assess your current skill level and design a course tailored to your ability and objectives!
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1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Auckland
Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland will help students improve their Japanese 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 Japanese 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 Japanese Course in Auckland
Our Japanese 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 Japanese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Japanese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Japanese is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
Japanese Courses in Auckland (closed group)
Our Japanese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Japanese Course or In-Company Small Group Japanese 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 Japanese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Auckland
Kristin is a trilingual native German speaker who also speaks English and Chinese. She holds a Master's in Intercultural Communication and Business Administration, and thus is particularly qualified to teach German to those with business-related needs.
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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How to Book
Take our Japanese Language Level Test.
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Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.
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