Mandarin Chinese in Auckland

At the time of the 2013 Census, almost a quarter of Auckland residents identified with Asian ethnicity and the largest sub-group (over 175,000 residents) claim Chinese ancestry. If you would like to connect with this large community using their own language, start learning Mandarin today. Knowing the language will also be useful to deepen your knowledge of this amazing ancient and mysterious culture and enable you to participate in the many cultural events which take place in Auckland, like the Lantern’s Festival and the Chinese New Year Celebrations. And do not let Mandarins reputation as a difficult language to learn put you off. At Language Trainers, we specialise in designing tailor-made programmes that will get you speaking Mandarin in a very short time, no matter your learning goals!

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Why Learn Chinese in Auckland

For Work:  Start learning Mandarin Chinese in the city and give your CV the boost it needs to begin an international career. China remains New Zealand’s largest trading partner, with exports amounting to $25 billion in 2018, according to Business Insider: China was New Zealand's top buyer for major exports, including dairy products, logs, and wood. So, if you are working in any of these industries, you may be able to take advantage of local and overseas opportunities requiring a bilingual English-Mandarin speaker. Also, if you would like to establish your own business abroad and connect with entrepreneurs of Chinese origin, you should get in touch with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand. They frequently organise talks and events for their members to network, so why not attend and impress the attendees with your Mandarin? You can also join the China Business Summit to get to know more about the economic relations between the two countries and listen to speakers discuss new opportunities and challenges regarding the Chinese market.

For Culture: The Chinese culture is thriving in Auckland and waiting for you to experience it. For instance, students studying at Auckland University can join the Auckland University Chinese Student Association on Symonds Street. Don’t miss their Welcome Party at the beginning of the year to make new friends. Also, you should participate in the Chinese New Year Festival, which has been growing in popularity over the years and is now considered a highlight of the Auckland summer events calendar, attracting about 20,000 people each year! During the festival, you can find over 200 specialist stalls selling traditional and exotic Chinese hot delicacies and arts and crafts for affordable prices. In addition, you can take part in the Chinese Lanterns Celebration that takes place every year. Be entertained and dazzled by hundreds of handmade lanterns, music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and more, and sing along to the traditional Chinese tunes with the flawless pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers!

For Social: One of the fastest ways to learn a new language is to practise it often, so you should seek out other Chinese learners or native speakers to test what you learn with us at Language Trainers. The New Zealand Chinese Learning Community is one such group where you can find fellow Chinese linguists. This group brings together people interested in practising and learning more about Mandarin Chinese by speaking the target language and sharing experiences. Take advantage of this opportunity and improve your listening and speaking skills even more in this friendly and relaxed environment!


Where to Learn Chinese in Auckland

Sign up for a Mandarin course with us at Language Trainers. We can help you achieve fluency in a very short time, no matter how challenging the language. Mandarin is not easy, but as the most-spoken native language on the planet, its benefits surpass the difficulties. Just reach out to us and we will make all the necessary arrangements for one of our tutors to your home or office. Or if you prefer, you can take your lessons in a public place, like the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St and Wolfe Café on Federal St.

But you do not just have to be inside Auckland to enrol in one of our courses. Even if you live in the surrounding areas, we have amazing Mandarin tutors who can get started today in places like Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa.

Take the plunge and sign up today! Let’s go, 我们走吧 (Women zouba)! If you already know some Mandarin, please take one of our free online Chinese Level Tests, so we can gauge your ability. Then, contact us to book your first class!

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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Auckland

Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland will help students improve their Mandarin Chinese 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 Mandarin Chinese 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 Mandarin Chinese Course in Auckland

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

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

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

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