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In the 1990s, the population of New Zealanders with Korean ethnicity increased dramatically, from 930 in 1991 to 19,026 in 1999. This rapid growth reflected not only immigration policy changes by the New Zealand government, but also a booming Korean economy, which allowed many people to accumulate the capital required to emigrate to New Zealand. Today, the Korean community is huge, accounting for 45,000 Koreans in the whole country. And more than 2,000 of them live in Christchurch, as recorded by the 2013 census. Further, Koreans are the fourth-largest source international students, with over 7,000 Koreans studying at New Zealand schools and tertiary institutions in 2018, such as the University of Canterbury. So, if you would like to be able to communicate with this vast Asian community, make the most out of your trips to Korea and even pursue higher education in Korean, sign up for a language course today with us at Language Trainers!

Why Study Korean in Christchurch

Learn Korean for Work: Knowing Korean will give your career a boost and help you gain a promotion, find a better job somewhere new or take advantage of international opportunities at home and abroad. For example, if you want to connect with Korean entrepreneurs to discuss potential partnerships or how to set up your business in South Korea, contact the Korea-New Zealand Business Council (Christchurch Chapter), which comprises a voluntary group of companies, organisations and government agencies founded in 2012 who promote business between Korea and New Zealand, providing interested parties with information, useful networking opportunities and a forum for issues of relevance to bilateral commercial interests. Why not attend and impress business owners with your Korean skills?

Learn Korean for Culture: But life is about more than work and language learners in Christchurch interested in exploring the ancient Korean culture can join the many events organised by the Korean Society of Christchurch, on Eastling Street. The society was established in 1993 as a non-profit organisation and, today, runs several projects to promote friendly relations between Koreans and locals, in partnerships with overseas Korean foundations and the Korean Embassy. For example, each year they host Korean Day, a festival celebrated every February. Typically, the opening ceremony conveys the main togetherness-message of the event, showcasing traditional music and dance by guest performers, there are usually a large number of food and information stalls for you to peruse, as well as entertainment for children. Attend Korea Day and make the most of this opportunity to put your language skills into practice; you will feel as if you are in Korea without ever leaving New Zealand!

Learn Korean for Social: And if you would like to meet new people with a similar passion for the Korean language and culture, you can join one or more meet-up groups around the city. One of them is the Christchurch Polyglots and Language Learners, a group where you can meet other people learning Korean and improve your skills in a relaxed environment. Another option is the Christchurch Asian Meetup, which welcomes people of Asian origin and students of Asian languages in the city to meet one another and speak in Korean about a wide range of topics!

 

Where to Learn Korean in and around Christchurch

Find out more about our language courses in Christchurch. Our experienced instructors will tailor every lesson to your preferences and requirements, so you enjoy your own personalised learning process every step of the way! Just reach out to us today and we will send one of our tutors to your home or workplace. Alternatively, if you decide to take your lessons in a public place, you can study in the Town Hall Library Express on Kent Street, Georgia Café and Deli on Seaport Place or Quince Café and Ice Cream on Beacon Avenue, or wherever else you would like.

Meanwhile, if you are not in Christchurch but its surrounding areas, you can still book language lessons with us! Our professional teachers are also based in Bankstown, Bondi Beach, Chatswood and Liverpool and can start teaching right away!

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 가자 (ga ja)! And if you have some knowledge of Korean, you can take our free Korean Level Test. With that information, we can assess your current ability to ensure your tutor teachers you something new from the very first class. Then, just send us a quick enquiry and we will get started!

Sign up for our Korean lessons in Christchurch today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Christchurch

Our general one-on-one courses in Christchurch will help students improve their Korean 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 Korean 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 Korean Course in Christchurch

Our Korean courses in Christchurch 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 Korean and email skills, as well as a level of survival Korean, granting them the ability to work in a country where Korean is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Korean Courses in Christchurch (closed group)

Our Korean courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Korean Course or In-Company Small Group Korean 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 Korean Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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