LANGUAGES

"To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world." (Mandarin saying).

Studying a foreign language has many benefits: it boosts creativity, improves your analytical and communicative abilities, develops problem solving skills which can lead to better success in other subjects. Connecting with other cultures expands your personal horizons and builds a more open mind. It increases your job prospects in many different fields. You will be able to travel easier, study and work abroad and make new friends.

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Learning Chinese is fun, interesting and mentally stimulating. By learning it you will be able to read and write artistically formed characters and gain valuable knowledge about one of the oldest cultures in the world.

French, this beautiful, melodious language shares some vocabulary and the alphabet with English. It is one of the few languages spoken in all five continents and is the second most learnt language in the world.   French is the official language of the United Nations, the European Union, the International Red Cross and international courts amongst other organisations.

Te Reo Māori is the ancestral language of tangata whenua and one of the official languages of Aotearoa. Learning Te Reo will give you access to Te Ao Māori, the Māori World, and its wonderfully unique culture. It will help strengthen historical, cultural and community understanding and our unique heritage. Speaking Te Reo will open a wide range of career opportunities within New Zealand.


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