They are us

They are us

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To our friends around the world, We’re sure you have seen the news of the attack on two mosques in Christchurch. We’re also sure that you join with us in sending our love and support to the victims’ families in particular and the people of Christchurch in general. It will take New Zealand some time

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HD

Farewell HD!

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This is HD’s last week at Languages International as he is retiring after having taught here since the year 2000. In honour of the occasion, our teacher Sally MacGregor interviewed HD. 1. How is it that you were born in England, but now live in New Zealand? I trained as a high school teacher in

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Lucy Nelson English Centre

Father and daughter both do CELTA at Languages International 30 years apart

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The contented smile of a language school director, James Upton, Nelson English Centre, 30 years after he did the first ever Cambridge CELTA* run in New Zealand, here at Languages International in November 1988. (*Actually, back then it was the RSA/UCLES Preparatory Certificate in TEFL). Now Languages International is training the next generation: Lucy Upton

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New Zealand events in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey

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September was a busy month at LI as our Regional Marketing Manager Larissa Merz was in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey, participating in a number of New Zealand-themed events. Every city was buzzing with activities, as large groups of attendees gathered to learn about the exciting opportunities Languages International offers to international students. There were school

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7 ways to ace your Cambridge CAE Speaking Test

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What you need to know about the Cambridge Advanced speaking test The CAE speaking test has 4 parts and lasts 15 minutes (about 23 minutes for a group of 3). You will take the test with another candidate and both you and your partner will be given an equal opportunity to speak. Part 1 is

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Cambridge exam classes starting soon

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Starting on 19th March 2018, Languages International is running twelve-week, intensive Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE courses at our school in Auckland, New Zealand. Languages International’s Cambridge exam preparation classes are great for improving your everyday communication in English, and the Cambridge English tests are internationally recognised. Languages International is one of few schools around that can provide

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Michael on graduation day.

Congratulations to our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask, on gaining his second Master’s degree!

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A huge congratulations to our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask, on his recent graduation from Victoria University of Wellington with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – MA(TESOL)! This is Michael’s second Master’s degree. The first was a Master of Arts with Honours in English. Michael has also

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Brian, the school cat, and his Kiwi friend

Brian – our much loved school cat

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I’m not sure if it is true but I believe one of the gardening staff found a small black and white cat one day, in Albert Park. One of the park staff had recently died and his name was Brian so the staff named the small cat Brian, in that man’s memory. They looked after

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