Learn Mandarin Chinese in Auckland
Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language on the planet, with more than 1 billion speakers. China is one of New Zealand’s major trading partners and, as a fast growing economy with high migrant numbers, is likely to become more important to New Zealand in the coming years. Learning Chinese facilitates and enriches travel to mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore, as well as other South-East Asian countries. For New Zealanders, learning Chinese helps increase your employment options and improve your business relationships.
Chinese learning options
Choose to learn Chinese in the style that suits you best:
Mandarin Chinese classes at the Language Hub :
• Are 100% immersion
• Cover the four skills speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Focus on language acquisition and retention
• Cover 6 levels from beginners to advanced
• Are fun, effective and engaging
• Use international best practice teaching techniques
• Include Online Learning so you can keep learning between classes
Your Pathway to Speaking Mandarin Chinese
When you enrol as a Language Hub student you also get free access to Language Hub’s comprehensive and complementary Online Learning Programme.
Chinese class levels
Chinese classes at Language Hub are broken down into 6 levels, with each level taking approximately one year to complete. These levels correspond to the levels given by the Common European Framework for Languages. Students start in Level A1, and progress through to level C2. A level C2 certificate acknowledges total fluency in Chinese.
Not a beginner?
Test your Chinese level to find out which class is best for you.
Meet your Teachers
Target your Learning to your Goals
The reason why you are learning Chinese can change the way you learn it. If you have a specific goal in mind, get some tips to help you meet that goal:
Lanxin is a Chinese teacher at Language Hub. She is a NZ registered secondary school teacher and a native speaker of Mandarin. Before moving to NZ, she completed her bachelor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and ran a business Mandarin programme for international companies in Shanghai. Her teaching approaches emphasise intercultural communicative skills, which enable her students to communicate and think in a Chinese way. She believes that authentic communication breaks down barriers and enables real connections between people.
Shirley Du is a Mandarin Chinese teacher at Language Hub. She comes from Kunming, Yunnan, a beautiful city in the southwest part of China. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master Degree in Education from Yunnan Normal University. After that, she worked as a University English teacher in China for about four years, before coming to New Zealand for an overseas experience and academic development.
She was awarded a Master of Professional Language Studies in Language Teaching with merit from AUT, after which she started to work as a language teacher. She greatly enjoys teaching both Chinese & English as a second language and finds it very fun to teach languages and communicate with students from various backgrounds. As a qualified and experienced teacher, she believes that Language Hub can make language-learning journey an enjoyable and fruitful one.
Christina is a qualified language teacher and taught Chinese in China for a number of years before coming to New Zealand. She has a particular interest in the teaching methodologies of Asian languages, and in rapid language acquisition techniques.