Mandarin Chinese in Wellington

With more than 900 million native speakers worldwide, Mandarin Chinese is one of the most spoken languages used throughout the world today, and Wellington, New Zealand, is no exception. According to the 2013 census, more than 2,600 residents in the city speak Mandarin at home, and 70% of them are monolingual speakers. This means that, if you would like to connect with them for social, professional or cultural reasons, learning Mandarin Chinese is a necessary move. This ancient language will also make your trips to China more enjoyable, as you will be able to understand the menus at restaurants or sign streets. Get in touch with Language Trainers and we will start designing a Chinese programme that fits your needs and requirements!

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Why Study Chinese in Wellington

For Work: If you are looking for a new job in or around Wellington, consider that learning Mandarin can open a lot of professional doors for you. For example, companies like Partridge Jewellers, MiMaii NZ Limited and SmartBusiness Live Ltd are always looking for bilingual speakers to interact with their clients in Asia. And if you are interested in applying for a bilingual position but are not sure where to start, why not get in touch with the Wellington Chinese Association on Ghuznee Street? Since 1989, this organisation has been promoting good business relations between China and New Zealand by hosting conferences and networking events. Don’t miss out on the chance to impress entrepreneurs of Chinese origin with your Mandarin skills. Start studying today!

For Culture: The Chinese culture is very much alive for you to experience around Wellington. For instance, the China Cultural Centre in Wellington on Wakefield Street, a cultural organisation established in 2015, promotes the exchange of culture and strengthens cooperation between China and New Zealand, supporting mutual understanding and friendship. This centre features a bilingual library of both contemporary and classic Chinese books, giving you the opportunity to explore Chinese history, culture, development and contemporary life. Most of their books are written in Mandarin but we are sure you will be able to read them with ease after taking a reasonable number of lessons with us at Language Trainers! And if you are more into parties, you can attend the annual Chinese Community State Festival. This is a two-day event where you can find traditional food stalls, music and performances for the whole family. Enjoy delicious Chinese food, immerse yourself in live cultural performances, practise speaking Chinese and even join a Tai Chi session without ever leaving Wellington!

For Social: Learning Mandarin will also come in handy when making new friends around the city. If you would like to socialise while putting the skills you learn with us to use, you can join the Wellington China-Tongue Meetup, a group for everyone who is fascinated by Chinese culture, history and, of course, the language. All skill levels are welcome, so don’t hesitate to join them, even if you are just starting your language journey! Another option is the Wellington Chinese Culture Meetup, a language exchange group that focuses on organising cultural events, like tea tasting, dumpling making and watching Chinese films. Connect with like-minded people in a friendly environment while improving your listening and speaking skills and learning new vocabulary in Mandarin!


Where to Learn Mandarin in and around Wellington

Learn Mandarin today and expand your professional, social and cultural horizons in Wellington! We are here to support you in your language journey, so contact us to know more about our tailor-made courses. Reach out to us and we will send a professional instructor to your home, office or public place of your choice. Some options are the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street. The possibilities are endless!

Are you based on the outskirts of Wellington and would like to study with us? We have got you covered! We have amazing instructors in areas like Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt.

Get started today! Let’s go, 我们走吧  (Women zouba)! And if you have some knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, please take our free Chinese Level Test so we can assess your current skills, then send us a quick enquiry to know more about our courses!

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1-on-1 General Mandarin Chinese Course in Wellington

Our general one-on-one courses in Wellington 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 Wellington

Our Mandarin Chinese 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 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 Wellington (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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Take our Mandarin Chinese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Mandarin Chinese 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.

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Throughout your Mandarin Chinese 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 Mandarin Chinese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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