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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40th Anniversary Party: Languages International turns 40

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This year Languages International is celebrating 40 years of teaching English to students from all around the world and 30 years as New Zealand’s first Cambridge CELTA centre. Thank you to everyone who came to our 40th Anniversary party to help us celebrate. The voice over for this video was taken from a speech given

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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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New Evening Classes starting at Languages International: IELTS ACADEMIC WRITING Evening Course

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From 5 November 2018, Languages International will be offering IELTS academic writing evening lessons for people aiming for a high IELTS score (7.0 or 7.5) for further study or professional registration and who want to focus exclusively on the Writing Sub-Test. This evening course focuses on accuracy of grammar and vocabulary as well as building your

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Students at Languages International

How to learn English faster

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Yamile Almeida from Colombia has just finished a 24-week English course at Languages International. She made excellent progress in that short time: starting in our Elementary class (level 2 of 8 levels), she advanced all the way to Upper Intermediate class (level 6 of 8). Because Yamile is such a successful learner, we asked her

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Languages International students and staff donating cans to Auckland City Mission

LI students & staff donate cans of food to Auckland City Mission

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Last week Languages International’s students and staff brought cans of food to school to donate to the Auckland City Mission. Our Accommodation and Student Welfare Manager, Charlene, had the idea, and coordinated the drive. Cans kept arriving at the school’s reception all week, and on Friday we were able to give two big (and extremely

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Rose, Gabriela and Larissa (Our Regional Marketing Manager for Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey)

New Brazilian Student Advisor at Languages International

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Yesterday we were sad to say goodbye to our Brazilian Student Advisor Gabriela. Gabriela has done a wonderful job of supporting our Brazilian students over the last five years. We wish her all the best in her new career! We are happy to welcome Rose back to Languages International as our new Brazilian Student Advisor.

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English courses in New Zealand

My best trip – Naoki, Japan

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My classmate Luciano and I went on a 5-day trip to Tongariro. It took about 5 hours by car from Auckland to Tongariro, but it didn’t feel that long to us because we were enjoying ourselves. We were saying “Enjoy the moment!” to each other whenever something was difficult. This trip cannot be expressed in

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