Language Courses in Perth
In 2016, Population Australia showed that over a quarter of Australians were born overseas. And in Perth, the fourth-largest city in the country, 30% of its 2-million-strong population are immigrants. Foreign-born concentrations, especially Indians and Malaysians, are growing in the suburbs, while more Asians, including the Chinese, are moving into the city. In fact, Perth now rivals Melbourne and other multicultural Australian cities for its ethnic diversity. Just take a stroll around the city and you will go through Chinatown, Greektown, Little Portugal and a huge Punjabi market. And while English is the de facto language spoken by over 70% of the city’s population, 20 different languages are spoken natively throughout the city (the most common ones being Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Korean and Japanese). Many of these people are privileged to be able to make the most of both their native culture and their adopted Australian one. Expand your own knowledge, experiences and opportunities, too, and start learning a foreign language today to connect with one (or more) of these communities.
Where to Practise Foreign Languages in Perth: Get started learning a second or even third language to access all the opportunities Perth has to offer to bilingual speakers. Our native instructors will guide you to fluency in no time, no matter how difficult is the language you want to learn. However, if you want to overcome shyness and polish your skills even more, you will need to practise outside the classroom, as well. Perth offers a lot of opportunities to put your new language to use in real-life settings, such as meet-up and language exchange groups. For example, why not join the International Expat Friends in Perth? This group welcomes students and new arrivals to Perth who want to put their language skills to the test. Attend their meetings to make new friends and form strong bonds, take part in cultural exchanges and business networking events, learn about international travel opportunities and practise any foreign language in a relaxed atmosphere!
Where to Study Foreign Languages in Perth: The city is home to world-class education establishments, such as the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, that offer the chance of studying more than 20 languages. For example, immerse yourself in European languages, such as German, Spanish, Italian or French. However, if you are interested in pursuing a master’s or bachelor’s degree with a major in a foreign language, consider that you must be able to comprehend your chosen language to an intermediate level of proficiency (at least) before you can enrol. So, if you need help preparing, contact us at Language Trainers and we will adapt our Exam Preparation course to help you meet this requirement. We can also help you get ready to sit for an internationally accredited exam, such as DALF (a diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education), which you can take in establishments like the Alliance Francaise in Perth on Broadway Street.
Language Jobs in Perth: Taking a foreign language course in Perth, the thriving capital of Western Australia, will elevate your career by enabling you to land a new job in a successful international company seeking to operate in Perth, or a local one set on expanding overseas. Perth’s economy grew by 1.9% in 2017-18, while petroleum commodities and the mining industry accounted for 30% of gross state product in the same period. Minerals and petroleum investment are likely to increase in the coming years, as major mining companies have made long-term commitments to several projects, such as Gorgon, BHP’s South Flank and Fortescue Metals Group. Most of these companies are of foreign origin that need bilingual employees to aid communication with their new clients and partners in the city. Start learning a new language and apply! Perth is also home to many international Chambers of Commerce, including the Chinese, Spanish, Italian and German ones. These institutions promote friendly business relations between their own nations and Australia, so they organise networking events, conferences and festivals throughout the year. Use your new language skills to impress attendees and stand out from the crowd.
Language Culture in Perth: In addition to accessing new social and professional opportunities, languages provide a connection between people, and one of the greatest joys of learning a foreign language is doubtlessly being able to explore the rich culture behind it. As a multicultural city since its foundation, Perth hosts festivals, parties and cultural activities all year long. For instance, the Western Australian Italian Club is one of Perth’s most recognisable and longstanding clubs, with its origins tracing back to 1934. The club not only brings authentic Italian cuisine and music to the city, but the WA Italian Golf Club is active in representing Western Australia in annual tournaments and cups, too. Meanwhile, if you are more interested in learning French, you can enjoy an immersive experience by attending the French Film Festival, which celebrated its 30th year in 2019 and comes to Perth every March and April. Regardless of the language you are learning, you can find some way to explore its culture in the city. Check out Visit Perth, which lists all the multicultural events that take place throughout the year.
So, if you are looking to start learning a new language, get in touch with Language Trainers and find out how we can connect you with a native, experienced teacher who will prepare personalised lessons that suit your objectives and preferences. You will also learn about the culture of the language you are studying, which provides a rich context for your knowledge and will help cement vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation in your mind. Contact us and we will arrange for one of our tutors to go to your home or office. You may also choose to study in a public space, such as the City of Perth Library on Hay St, Telegram Coffee on Barrack Street or Velvet Espresso on St Georges Terrace.
If you are not based in downtown Perth but would like to take a language course with us, you can still do it. We have excellent tutors who can start teaching today in Rockingham, Mandurah and Bunbury, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Geraldton.
Connect with a native, experienced language teacher and learn more about the course packages we offer. And if you have some knowledge of your chosen language already, take one of our free online level tests and allow us to gauge your current skill. Then, you can start your language journey with us with a first class appropriate to your ability!
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