New Zealand homestays

“My homestay experience has been 100% positive.”

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I live in New Zealand with a homestay family. For me it’s the best way to improve your English and, at the same time, get to know the New Zealand way of life and the local culture. Firstly, you are totally immersed in the language and the culture through the family. Also, you can practise

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IELTS 8.0 & lifelong friends at Languages International

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We’ve just received this lovely message from one of our Turkish students, who recently got 8.0 in the IELTS exam.  “Dear Languages International Family Members, Before I came to New Zealand I had aimed at band 7 from Academic IELTS test, which was quite a bit unrealistic when my English at that time was taken

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3 Reasons You Should Go to Great Barrier Island

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I went to Great Barrier Island last weekend. I really recommend going there for three reasons. First of all, it takes four hours from Auckland by ferry.  If you choose to go by plane, it takes just 30 minutes to get there. While you are on the ferry, you can see many dolphins. They are

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Auckland Zoo

See a Kiwi at the Auckland Zoo

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I went to the Auckland Zoo to see a Kiwi after class last week.  It took about 30 minutes to get there from town by bus. I looked for the Kiwi’s enclosure and ran there as soon as I arrived at the gate of the Zoo. Closing time was five thirty PM. That’s why I didn’t have

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Visa in 24 Hours – A New Record

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Dear friends, New Zealand is an amazing place to study English, as you know if you are here already. If you haven’t arrived yet, you’re going to have a great time! Languages International provides excellent facilities for schooling. Due to the highly-qualified teachers, I feel I’ve made good progress in English. I was lucky enough

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Fresh Thai Condiments at a Roadside Café in Bangkok

How to Cook Thai Food at Home in Auckland

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If you are a person who likes eating spicy food, this article will show you how to cook basic modern Thai food from six main ingredients, together with cooking some rice in a pot. Supermarkets for buying ingredients Usually, most Asian people buy food and sauces at an Asian supermarket. There are two Asian supermarkets

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Muriwai Panorama

Don’t Miss the Wild Black Sand Beach at Muriwai

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Last weekend I was traveling with two of my friends Alexandra and Svetlana. We took a winery tour with Kiwiana Tours. After the wine tasting we went to see the black sand beach at Muriwai, on the west coast of the Auckland region. When we had arrived, the door of the bus opened and I

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