Foreign language classes in Auckland

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
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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. 

Japanese Club

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

Mandarin Heroes

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

One Tree Hill College, Penrose

Suitable for preschool to high school aged children.

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.

Richmond Road School

113 Richmond Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

French-English bilingual education unit at Richmond Road School in Grey Lynn. Teaching your child in both languages from 5 to 10 years.