Japanese in Wellington

Primarily, Wellingtonians have a reputation for two things: producing intellectually interesting cinema; and being culturally diverse, according to the BBC in 2016. The latter point is reflected in the number of communities (more than 25, according to the census) that reside in Wellington. One of them is the Japanese community, which amounted to almost 2,000 people in 2013. From learning how to wear a kimono like a true Japanese woman to exploring exciting local and overseas career options, learning Japanese in Wellington will open up your world to new opportunities. Contact us at Language Trainers and get started with a personalised Japanese course that truly adapts to your busy schedule and level.

Staying home does not have to end your language journey. Quite the contrary, you can take one-on-one or small group online Japanese lessons with our native, qualified language tutors. Reach out to us and our team will be happy to answer any questions!

Why Study Japanese in Wellington

For Culture: Those interested in deepening their knowledge about this ancient culture will be happy to know there are plenty of Japanese events around the city. For your one-stop-shop for somewhere you can learn about almost all the Japanese cultural activities in the city, you can get in touch with the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand on Willis Street; an institution that, since 1992, has been promoting friendly relations and cultural exchange between Japan and New Zealand. For instance, they fund an annual Grand Programme that allows university students to participate in a foreign exchange, where they can spend two months in Japan for a full language immersion experience.

Meanwhile, other Japanese cultural events in Wellington include Asia Aware, an event that gathers together young people to enjoy a day full of traditional games and Japanese movies screened in their original language. You can even practise kendama as if you were in Japan without ever leaving Wellington! And, after these meetings, why not attend the annual Japanese Film Festival with your new friends? It encourages the growth of the Japanese culture and understanding of it in New Zealand by featuring classic and contemporary films of Japanese origin in their original language. You won’t have to worry about following the English subtitles after taking a reasonable number of lessons with us.

For Work: Furthermore, knowing Japanese will open up new professional opportunities for you in Wellington. If you are looking to network with other entrepreneurs, for example, the Japanese Embassy in Wellington organises an annual Summit Meeting attended by politicians and businesspeople. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build long-lasting relationships using the Japanese skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers! Also, with the advance of globalisation, more and more companies like Lotte Duty and James Freeson are expanding to overseas markets and need bilingual employees to communicate with their partners and clients in Japan. Start learning the language today and you will be at advantage over other monolingual candidates when applying for Japanese bilingual jobs!


Where to Learn Japanese in and around Wellington

So, what are you waiting for? Start learning Japanese at your convenience. Our courses are designed by native-speaking professional teachers who know all the nuances of the language and can guide you to fluency in a short time. Just get in touch with us today and one of our teachers can come to your home, workplace, or even a public place of your choosing. Some options for where you can take your classes around Wellington include the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street.

Are you living on the outskirts of Wellington but would like to enrol in a course with Language Trainers? Do contact us, then. Our instructors are waiting for your word in areas like Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt.

Start your language journey today! Let’s go行こう(Yuko)! And if you have some knowledge of the language, discover your level by taking our free Japanese Level Test, so we can start designing a language pack tailored to your current ability!

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Work abroad in Japanese-speaking countries
Communicate with friends and family abroad

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1-on-1 General Japanese Course in Wellington

Our general one-on-one courses in Wellington 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 Wellington

Our Japanese courses in Wellington 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.

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Japanese Courses in Wellington (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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