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
Follow Mark of Finland as he starts his new life in Auckland, New Zealand. Markku is an IT project manager who recently came to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa. Below are Markku’s videos of Auckland, which also include some great footage of his trips to other parts of New Zealand. In these videos
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
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.
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
What you need to know about the Cambridge Advanced speaking test The CAE speaking test has 4 parts and lasts 15 minutes (about 23 minutes for a group of 3). You will take the test with another candidate and both you and your partner will be given an equal opportunity to speak. Part 1 is
Starting on 19th March 2018, Languages International is running twelve-week, intensive Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE courses at our school in Auckland, New Zealand. Languages International’s Cambridge exam preparation classes are great for improving your everyday communication in English, and the Cambridge English tests are internationally recognised. Languages International is one of few schools around that can provide
Congratulations to our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask, on gaining his second Master’s degree!
A huge congratulations to our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask, on his recent graduation from Victoria University of Wellington with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – MA(TESOL)! This is Michael’s second Master’s degree. The first was a Master of Arts with Honours in English. Michael has also
I’m not sure if it is true but I believe one of the gardening staff found a small black and white cat one day, in Albert Park. One of the park staff had recently died and his name was Brian so the staff named the small cat Brian, in that man’s memory. They looked after
The Advanced General English class had been learning language for discussing and sharing ideas. To put into practice what they had learned, I assigned a collaborative group project in which the students created films that explore the idea of community. The lesson started with students discussing what comes to mind when they think about “community”.