Unforgettable Maori Cultural Experience at Whakarewarewa

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Tewhakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao, what a beautiful name for an unusual village. The meaning of the name is “the gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao”. Three hundred years ago a warrior chief named Wahiao gathered an army to avenge the killing of his father. The Whakarewarewa Village, (the shortened version of its name) is a living

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Why is Languages International a unique place to study English?

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What a struggle learning English can be for so many people, especially for those who are not in their twenties anymore. But surprisingly, it can be wildly exciting in a well organized and efficient school in a gorgeous country. First of all, the school has an awesome team of teachers and also administrative staff. Rarely

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A day in Middle-Earth

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Have you ever tasted the delicious raspberries and chocolate muffins they serve at The Green Dragon at the Hobbiton Movie Set? If you haven’t, then you should! They’re the best ones I’ve ever had! It was eight o’clock on a Saturday morning when we left Auckland heading to Hobbiton. It was good weather, despite the

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An amazing trip with dolphins

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You can see dolphins up close in the Coromandel. This is the next in our series of posts which our students have written about their experiences in New Zealand. The most awe-inspiring experience I have ever had in New Zealand is a boat trip to see dolphins. Even though it was winter, the weather was

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Visit Mount Eden & see Auckland from above

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Students from one of our General English classes have been writing about their experiences in New Zealand and places you can visit while you’re studying in Auckland. Our first student tells you about Mount Eden. It’s only a 15-minute drive from school, and from the top of the mountain you get wonderful views of Auckland. You can

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Homestay: the best way to experience New Zealand life

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What is it like to stay in a New Zealand homestay? Anna and Vladimir from Russia sent us this message about their experience… “There is no better way to get some impression what life is really like in New Zealand than through staying with the hosts at homestay. My husband and I visited Auckland at

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Tatiana Studying English in Auckland

IELTS: get ready for success!

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I got 6.0 overall [in Academic IELTS] and was very happy. I decided to do the IELTS preparation course in case I need it for my future. One more goal was to test myself and see whether it is possible to get a score of 5 (or more) at Academic IELTS with my level of

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Auckland – the perfect mix of city, nature, and good people

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Auckland is definitely one of the best cities that I’ve ever been to and I’m enjoying every minute of it! For me is the perfect mix of urban city, nature, and good people. Auckland is a beautiful city in the North Island of New Zealand. It’s the most populated urban area in this country, and

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