International English students learning English together in Albert Park in Auckland New Zealand

New photography for our website

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Languages International has sparkling new photos for our website thanks to talented photographer Kurt Langer and our Regional Marketing Manager Larissa Merz, who organised the shoot. We also owe a special thanks to our models who are all Languages International students and staff. The website will be updated with the new photos over the next few

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Students from around the world taking a selfie together at the shared lunch

International Shared Lunch

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Last Thursday at Languages International we had an International Shared Lunch to honour the different cultures in New Zealand and raise money to help the victims of the attack on two mosques in Christchurch and their families. Students and staff of more than 20 different nationalities and many different faiths came together to share each

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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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Kirill learning English in New Zealand

Student gives outstanding presentation on ‘The Wooden Architecture of Irkutsk’ [with video]

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Русский | English This week one of our Advanced English students, Kirill Sharygin, gave a fascinating presentation for all the teachers and students at Languages International about ‘The Wooden Architecture of Irkutsk.’ In Russia, Kirill is an architecture student at Irkutsk National Research Technical University. His presentation was both interesting and informative. Kirill displayed the

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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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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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