Upcoming Language Programmes at all Libraries


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Wednesday 10 August

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Thursday 11 August

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In LanguageLAB participants can join a fun, friendly, and relaxed learning environment to develop their overall English skills, in particular speaking, listening and pronunciation.

There will be a variety of activities and games each session to help build a fun classroom setting! We will also have various homework exercises for participants to develop their writing and reading skills. Come and join in!

Suitable for older teens and adults.

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Crowd of people with different coloured speech bubbles with the word Hello in various languages. The largest speech bubble says English Learners' Corner.

Practice your English in this fun social group! Grab a coffee from a nearby café, meet new friends and build your confidence.

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Hands forming signs

Come and learn New Zealand’s official language for the Deaf Community with free weekly sign language classes at Central Library.

Suitable for adults.

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Russian Language and Culture

Come along and spend an hour each week learning about the language and culture of Russia. This is a beginner level class, run in collaboration with the New Zealand Russian Community Trust.

Suitable for adults.

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Mandarin Storytelling

Mandarin Storytelling is a fun-filled programme tailored for children and families. Stories will be presented in Mandarin with English interpretation. Come along - read, dance, and have fun!

Suitable for all ages.

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Practice your speaking and communication skills in a fun, welcoming and friendly environment. Suitable for both fluent and new English speakers - all levels of ability are welcome.

Suitable for adults.

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Child and woman reading to therapy dog

Is your child new to reading in English or Te Reo Maaori? Do they need help with their reading? Let’s read to therapy dogs together to build their confidence! Registrations essential.

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Occasional Language Programmes

Bilingual Storytimes

Storytime at Chartwell Library


Occasionally we run Storytime Sessions in other languages spoken within our community, such as New Zealand Sign Language, Arabic, or Afrikaans. Check our Event Calendar to see if there's one coming soon.

If you are interested in hosting a Storytime event in your own language, please get in touch with us.

Learn Te Reo Maaori

Online Te Reo Maaori Class


In 2021 we offered beginner Te Reo Maaori classes both in person using the Te Ataarangi method, and online. Check our Event Calendar or follow our Facebook page to find out when these classes start again.