The North Shore will become more multi-lingual from 2017, as locals will have the chance to learn Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Arabic in Language Hub's new Takapuna branch. Language Hub opened in Auckland central in 2013, and quickly became the largest private provider of foreign language classes in Auckland. The Takapuna branch is the next step in Language Hub's vision of foreign language fluency for every New Zealander. Language Hub is coming to Takapuna in 2017! The staff at Language Hub are very enthusiastic about this latest development. Chinese teacher Shirley Du says: "Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn another language. I'm excited about Language Hub opening a branch in Takapuna, and offering language learning to the people of the North Shore". With the North Shore becoming more diverse as new residence move into the area, locals are finding a greater need to speak a foreign language. Whether to talk with their neighbours, take advantage of the new business opportunities opening in the area, or speak the language of their partners (and children!), people on the North Shore have reasons to learn a language over and above those that existed in the past. The Takapuna branch of Language Hub will open its doors in January 2017 offering six of the nine languages taught at the central branch.
Language Learning Presents for the Year Ahead Its 2015 already. We hope you had a great Christmas and that Santa was kind to you. While you were away over Christmas Santa also brought us some great new books and learning resources that we're looking forward to making use of this year. Online learning And we've been working hard on a present of our own. Our online learning programme is now up and ready to go and will be available to all our students from the 12th of January - only one week to go. We're really excited about this learning programme, as now you'll be able to keep learning outside the classroom. A lot of you have been telling us that you want to keep studying and learning when you go home, but you don't know what to study. Online learning should be a big help to you here. You'll be able to access it from your hubspace account from the 12th of January. You can learn more about the online learning programme here. The video at the top of the page gives a small taster of the online learning programme. So here is a question for you: how do you say "how old are you?" in Japanese? Classes starting 12th of January The release of the online learning programme coincides with classes starting up again for the year. Monday the 12th of January is the big day. The time table is more or less the same as it was at the end of 2014, so unless you're moving up a level you can expect to come to class at the same time and day as you did last year. The exception to this is [...]