Foreign Language and Bilingual Classes
Where can your child have fun learning a foreign language at bilingual schools, after school classes or weekend lessons in Auckland, New Zealand?
Have a look at our recommendation of classes where your kids and teens can learn Maori, Spanish, Chinese, Indian, French, Japanese, Korean and other foreign languages.
Featured foreign language classes
Fun Languages NZ
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Locations: Auckland Central, Eastern Suburbs, North Shore and West Auckland
Fun Languages NZ for children offers fun based activities to get the children speaking French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and English. Their structured courses are stimulating and engaging taught by experienced and trained language teachers. Children learn through a combination of drama, storytelling, songs, craft and games.
The informal and friendly classes or clubs provide a safe environment for children to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence. Young children have no inhibitions and start using the language straight away.
Classes for children aged 3 to 12 years.
FREE Indian language and cultural classes
Bhartiya Samaj Chartiable Trust
13 May Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland
These language and cultural classes are completely free. The teachers teach BalVikas Classes on a voluntary basis for children to retain the cultural heritage and values of India. The activities conducted are national anthem recitation, yoga and exercises, computer workshops, music lessons, dance workshops and innovative craft. Children are encouraged and provided opportunities such as acting in dramas, participating in singing, dancing, public-speaking and more activities to develop and gain self-confidence.
Foreign language classes and activities
Asian Language School
Fun and interactive language program develops children’s proficiency in the Chinese language gradually, focusing on building their speaking and listening skills. Children attend their Chinese classes through virtual classrooms, where they will meet with their Chinese teachers using computers. Japanese classes for children are also offered.
Waitakere Japanese Supplementary School After School Programme
Glen Eden Intermediate School, 23 Kaurilands Road, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
WJSS (Waitakere Japanese Supplementary School) is a non-profit after-school program for New Zealand-born children of Japanese heritage, immigrants’ children from Japan, and children who wish to maintain and improve their Japanese along with their parents.
Japan Kauri Education Trust, 225 Archers Road, Glenfield Auckland
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After school Japanese club for chilidren aged 5 to 10 years to enjoy after school enrichment in Japanese. The class is beginner level and covers greetings, numbers, seasons, animals, food, family, crafts, cooking and to recognize hiragana. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Auckland venues: Te Atatu, Swanson and Glenfield
Mandarin has emerged as the new must-have language so why not introduce this language to your child through fun and interactive learning environment. Taught by a registered primary school teacher Ray Chen, this is a great opportunity for children to be culturally inspired by the Chinese language. Suitable for kids aged 6 to 12 years old.
Auckland Japanese Supplementary School
Fo Guang Chinese School
Fo Guang Shan, 16 Stancombe Road, Flat Bush, Manukau
Choose from classes to learn traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, preschool Chinese, preschool mathematics, finger arthimetic and drawing. Suitable for preschoolders to adults.
Bilingual Schools - Māori and English bilingual school
Newton Central School - Te Kura a Rito o Newton
Newton Central School, Monmouth Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Full Immersion Māori medium pathway, a Bilingual English/Māori medium pathway and an English medium pathway are offered at Newton Central School.
Middle School West Auckland
Pohutukawa Villa, 22-24 Waipareira Avenue, Henderson, West Auckland
Te Reo Māori Bilingual Unit named Pohutukawa Villa, offers a comprehensive Te Reo Māori programme, as well as a tikanga and kaupapa Māori (protocol) based programme providing a rich offering for parents and caregivers who wish to incorporate Te Ao Māori into their child’s education. FREE education for boys and girls in Years 7-10 with a ‘no zone’ policy, students from all areas, of all abilities, are welcome to enroll.
Bilingual Schools - French and English bilingual schools
Brikdale North School
213 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, North Shore, Auckland
French-English bilingual education at Birkdale North Primary School in the North Shore of Auckland. Teaching your child in both languages from 5 to 10 years.