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    Brain Play

    Welcome to Brain Play! Brain Play is a new and innovative technology company that aims to introduce students aged 5 – 15 of all abilities to technology fields such as coding and robotics. Technology is everywhere in our current world and we believe all Kiwi kids should have a chance to learn about and experience the amazing opportunities technology can provide us with. We believe learning should always be about fun and teaching practical concepts that can be used in the real world, we know our students appreciate this approach as well. We’re a New Zealand based company that teach our own curriculum to supplement and extend knowledge taught in New Zealand schools. Free trial If you’ve never visited our centre before and you’d like to learn more about the courses we offer then register for a free trial. Free trials run from Monday – Friday and will provide you with a one hour, hands-on demonstration of Brain Play’s specially designed programs. To register for a free trial get in touch with us by emailing, calling 0275096168 or submitting an online enquiry form. Please note, registrations are necessary.

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    Alliance Francaise

    FRENCH UP YOUR LIFE! Alliance Française is Auckland’s French language and cultural centre. We teach French to adults and children at all levels and organise a diverse programme of cultural activities throughout the year.  Why learn French with us? You learn from professionally trained and experienced teachers. Our classes are taught in a fun and friendly French-immersion method that will have you speaking French from the very first class. You follow a structured curriculum with clear goals at each step of the way. You can work toward Internationally recognised qualifications. You can back up your learning with resources from our Library.

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    Mandarin Stars – Ultimo

    Why Learn Mandarin? Your Child’s Future! Mandarin has emerged as the new must-have language. Parents worldwide are realising that fluency in Mandarin gives their children an advantage. Professor David Crystal, one of the world’s foremost language experts, advises ‘People who used to be able to make their way in the world as monolingual English speakers are now finding that they’ve got to compete with people who are genuinely multilingual’. In just five years, the number of people learning Mandarin worldwide has soared to 30 million. China – a rising world economic power By 2027, China is projected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy. Already China is Australia’s largest import and export trade partner, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Dr. Jane Orton from The University of Melbourne states in her report on Chinese Language Education in Schools that China is to Australia: A regional neighbour Its largest trading partner A rising world economic power A major source of immigrant workforce A major source of international students A major source of tourists to Australia A major destination for Australian tourists The source of its biggest immigrant settlers A country with a long and prestigious culture Home to 1 in 5 human beings on the Earth Mandarin in Australia ‘Students want to sign up for it; parents are asking for it; communities are asking for it.’ That’s what Brett Lovejoy of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages reports. Here in Australia, there is growing demand from parents and the business community to encourage more children to learn Mandarin. Many articles and experts recommend that every child under the age of 15 years should learn Chinese, as speaking the language is key to understanding the complex cultural and political nuances of doing business in and with China. If you would like to read more articles and research on when and how to teach your child Mandarin, please take a look at some of the independent articles posted on our blog and website here. Sow the seeds for your child’s future fluency in Mandarin – Enrol in Mandarin Stars today! Why teach Mandarin to my child now? By exposing your child to Mandarin lessons at an early age, you can lay the foundations for fluency in Mandarin as they grow and develop. Kids have an incredible ability to learn languages at a young age. The ability to effortlessly absorb a new language begins to decline by age six, according to Robert DeKeyser, a professor of second-language acquisition at the University of Maryland. Dr Robyn Moloney, a senior lecturer at Macquarie University, notes that research shows ”second-language learning increased cognitive power, divergent thinking and creativity, enhanced literacy ability in the first language and communicative abilities”. Dr Moloney says children have the ability to understand and use a second, third or fourth language without inhibition, without confusion and, ”with a beautiful accent”. This innovative Mandarin Stars program inspires a positive attitude towards a new linguistic community that is ultimately central to Read more [...]