Our People

Languages International has a new Director of Studies

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We are sad to say goodbye to our Director of Studies, Annie Thode, who has been an invaluable staff member at Languages International for the last 27 years. Annie’s first contact with Languages International was as a Teacher Trainee, and since then she has worked here as a much-loved Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Assistant Director of

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Author Craig Thaine

Award nomination for innovative textbook series

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We’re proud and excited to announce that one of the Languages International team has been chosen as a finalist in the British Council’s ELTons, the international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). Our Director of Teacher Training, Craig Thaine, is one of the main authors of the Cambridge English Empower

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New Zealand adventures

3 out of 6 Adventures on World Must-do List are in New Zealand

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In an article published today on New Zealand news website Stuff.co.nz, Michael Gebicki, an Australian travel writer, named his six must-do world adventures. Three of the six are in New Zealand. Two are in Auckland and one of them is just a five-hour drive from Auckland, making it a great overnight trip for Languages International

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Hobbiton New Zealand

My Experience in New Zealand: Hobbiton

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While on my stay in New Zealand, it was crucial for me to visit Hobbiton. There I saw the astonishing landscape which was used in the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies. It was fascinating to learn the tricks, which were used to let the actors appear smaller or bigger. While walking through the movie set

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Pink Start Walk Auckland Domain

Languages International teachers do the Pink Star Walk

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Some of our staff members recently participated in the Pink Star Walk, a fundraising event in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The walk is 21 kilometres long – a half marathon! It starts and finishes in the Auckland Domain. The participants wear pink clothes, and before they finish the walk, night falls and

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Devinsupertramp's New Zealand videos

Must-see Videos of Extreme Sports in New Zealand

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New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world. Film-maker Devin Super Tramp spent two adrenaline-filled weeks here doing 14 different extreme sports. You can see the amazing things he did in the videos below. Languages International‘s partner Kiwiana Tours takes our students on weekend trips where they can try lots of these activities and others.

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Working and studying in New Zealand

Is it really TOO late?

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Most professionals or people over 30 years old think that they cannot improve their English skills abroad by leaving everything behind. Even though they are very depressed or embarrassed about their English speaking abilities, they are not curious or brave enough to take action and they always complain about how it is so hard to

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Majed at Auckland's Sky Tower

Student Wins a 6-week Course at Languages International

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Majed won a six-week English course in New Zealand in Education New Zealand’s #YourSummerinNZ competition. He chose Auckland as his destination city and Languages International as his school because he had “heard it was the best.” Majed already had a background in English because he had studied English for a year at a school in

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Sandboarding in New Zealand

Sandboarding in the Bay of Islands

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Our student, Christoph, went to the Bay of Islands at the weekend with Kiwiana Tours and had a great time. They went sandboarding. “It was awesome. Wonderful. Unbelievable. I went as fast as I could. I wanted to hit the river. I’m a bit sore now but it was worth it.” he says. Watch Christoph’s video

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