Author Craig Thaine

Award nomination for innovative textbook series

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We’re proud and excited to announce that one of the Languages International team has been chosen as a finalist in the British Council’s ELTons, the international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). Our Director of Teacher Training, Craig Thaine, is one of the main authors of the Cambridge English Empower

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Sandboarding in New Zealand

Sandboarding in the Bay of Islands

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Our student, Christoph, went to the Bay of Islands at the weekend with Kiwiana Tours and had a great time. They went sandboarding. “It was awesome. Wonderful. Unbelievable. I went as fast as I could. I wanted to hit the river. I’m a bit sore now but it was worth it.” he says. Watch Christoph’s video

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New Zealand is the Most Peaceful English-speaking Country

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New Zealand has been ranked as the most peaceful English-speaking country in the world. New Zealand came 4th in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index, after Iceland, Denmark and Austria. That makes New Zealand the safest destination for English learning. See the table below to find out how New Zealand compares with other English language study destinations. If

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Jeremy holding his Phd

Our teacher Jeremy gets his PhD

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A huge congratulations to our teacher Jeremy, who graduated from the University of Auckland with a PhD in Philosophy last week! On graduation day all the graduands walk together from the university down to the town hall, where they receive their degree certificates at the graduation ceremony. The cars are stopped so that the graduands can

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Languages International student graduates from AUT University and gets a great job in New Zealand

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We received this message from Anastasia, one of our former students from Russia. After taking Languages International’s English for University course, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma at AUT, and now she has a great job here in New Zealand working as a Business Analyst. We are very proud of all Anastasia’s achievements. Read her story below…

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“The two courses—IELTS and English for University—really helped me to enter my English business school with more confidence.”

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Tahitian student, Hianui Laugeon, prepared herself for university study by taking English for University and IELTS preparation courses at Languages International. Now, Hianui is doing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management at SKEMA Business School in Nice, France. Although the university is in France, the courses and exams are in English, and she will complete

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Author Craig Thaine

Languages International’s Director of Teacher Training writes 6 new books for Cambridge University Press

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An interview with Craig Thaine, co-author of the new Empower course book series Craig Thaine, Languages International‘s Director of Teacher Training, is also the author of several books published by Cambridge University Press. His recently released course book series Empower adds another six books to his body of work. We interviewed him to find out how he does it. How do

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Russian Beauty Contestant Wins English Course in New Zealand

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Imagine winning a trip to New Zealand and a free course at Languages International. That dream came true for one lucky Russian university student. In June last year Karolina won a beauty contest at her university, gaining the title “Miss Higher School of Economics-2014.” The contest was co-sponsored by Russian travel consultancy Abel Tasman. The

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