Our Asian Service ensures all of Age Concern Auckand's services and activites are delivered in Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean, and that we provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support
In Counties Manukau we work closely with the Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust to run weekly classes facilitated by Korean older people and run by volunteers. Classes include: English Conversation to enable Korean-speaking older people to communicate with their community; traditional dancing; singing and art. For more information 09 820 0184 for click here to email us.
On the North Shore we run weekly classes facilitated by Chinese older
people and run by volunteers. Classes include: English Conversation to enable Chinese-speaking older people to communicate with more
people in their local community; dancing; singing and art.
For more information
021 975 208 or click here
to email us.
On behalf of the English
Conversation Group, I’d like to say a very big thank you from the bottom of my heart, to all our dedicated English tutors.
You’ve been very patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic in sharing your knowledge in teaching English. We want to learn English so that we can better blend into the local community.
We like to make friends with the Kiwis, and be able to talk to them, mutually exchanging cultural and living habits.
We hope to be of service to give back to the community, doing what we can, within our abilities, in providing volunteer services too.
The ability to, speak in English enable(s) us to handle our daily activities more confidently, for example, to better understand New Zealand’s legal requirements, taking public transport,
doing banking, seeking medical advice, or making enquires at the Work & Income office, etc.