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Language Courses in Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand's creative centre and a place where everyone belongs, no matter where they are from or the language they speak. Society has changed a lot over the years and as a result, the communities residing in Wellington have become more and more diverse. For example, did you know that only 70% of the population speaks only English? That means almost a third of the cityalso speaks Maori, French, Tagalog, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese, among other languages.

But this diversity is also evident in the number of multicultural events and festivals celebrated around the city. You can attend the annual Multicultural Festival that celebrates more than 20 different nations living in the city with live performances, traditional music and even a tea ceremony. Furthermore, quite recently, the Multicultural Council in New Zealand has been established to promote multilingualism in the city. Learn a language with us at Language Trainers and you will be able to connect with the city’s extraordinary communities on a whole new level. We focus on your convenience, so we will tailor a programme that suits your skills and busy schedule. Take the plunge and start today!

Where to Study Foreign Languages in Wellington: Regardless of the language you want to learn, you can find many options to develop your skills in Wellington. For example, you can take courses at university level, in institutions like the University of Otago. There, you can take Language and Linguistics as a major and choose to study one of the available languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Maori, Greek or Latin. Another option is to study at the University of Victoria, a reputable institution that offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide range of Asian, European and Pasifika languages and cultures. Meanwhile, if you are not looking to study at university but would like to certify your language skills having already studied to a certain level, there are plenty of places you can sit an internationally accredited exam. For example, you can sit the DALF in the Alliance Francaise on Victoria Street if you know French. These exams can be challenging, but don’t worry: at Language Trainers, we can adapt our Exam Preparation course to your needs and level to ensure you reach the standards to pass.

Where to Practise Foreign Languages in Wellington: If you aim to become fluent in a short time, then there is no better way to do it than by signing up for a personalised course with us at Language Trainers. Our native-speaking instructors will help you learn with motivational, interactive classes adapted to your preferences and goals. But, to truly achieve fluency and feel comfortable when speaking in your desired language, you should also practise in a real-life context. And, lucky for you, Wellington is full of opportunities to put your skills into play. For instance, why not join the Mundo Lingo Wellington Club? This is a group that aims to gather locals and expats living in Wellington for language exchange nights. They have one weekly event where you can make new friends, have a good time and take your language skills to the next level! Another option is the Duolingo Wellington Language Club, where you can practise any language of your choosing with both language learners and native speakers. Most of the attendees speak Chinese and German, but don’t worry: you can find people who speak Spanish, French, Italian, Korean or any other language as well.

Language Jobs in Wellington: Studying a language can be a long-term endeavour, but the results are worth the effort. One such benefit is that you will be better prepared to land an international job in a competitive city. Wellington is the heart of New Zealand's film and special effects industries, and is increasingly becoming a hub of information technology and innovation. Thus, companies like AMP Financial Services, BP Oil and Foodstuffs have opened offices in the city. Their main partners abroad are China, Australia, Germany and Japan, so they are always looking for bilingual speakers to add to their teams. Start learning one of these languages and you will stand out when applying for open jobs, especially if you compete with monolingual candidates. Whatever your career aspirations, with language skills added to the mix, you will be ahead of the crowd!

Language for Experiencing Culture in Wellington: Learning a language is more than just memorising vocabulary and having a great accent: it is also understanding the depth and complexity of other cultures. And you will find many opportunities for doing so in Wellington. For example, the Wine, Food and Craft Beer Festival annually brings together local cuisines and international wineries and breweries from all over the world. You will be able to taste everything from delicious chow mein from China to craft beer from Argentina! If you are studying Chinese, you should not miss the Community State Festival, a two-day event where you can enjoy live music, workshops and performances alone or with your family or friends. Meanwhile, those interested in German can attend the annual German Film Festival, an event that has been running for more than a decade. There, you will find amazing contemporary and classic films screened in German with English subtitles. Take some lessons with us and you will be able to ignore those subtitles and enjoy the movie the way it was meant to be experienced! Check out the Wellington New Zealand’s website to find a full list of multicultural events that take place around the city throughout the year.  

Start a language course for professional or personal reasons with us Language Trainers: we have the tutors and tools to help you accomplish your goals. Our instructors are experienced language professionals with an extensive knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and how language works, so they can guide to fluency in as short a time as possible. Our lessons are tailored completely to your needs, so you can study no matter how tight your schedule. Contact us and receive one of our teachers at your home, office or even in a public place around the city, like the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street.

And if you would like to book a course with us but are living far away from Wellington, don’t worry: we have great teachers based all over the country, including Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt. We can even deliver online lessons via Skype if you prefer! Just contact us to get started.

Do you know some of the language you want to learn already? Please, take a few minutes to complete the appropriate Level Test. With your results, we can then tailor a programme that suits your current skills!

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