Melissa Hecksher Graduating with her Master in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Congratulations to our teacher, Melissa Hecksher, on gaining her Master’s degree & joining Languages International’s Teacher Training team

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We would like to congratulate our teacher Melissa Hecksher, who has graduated from the University of Auckland with a Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with First Class Honours. Melissa is adding this to an already impressive array of qualifications including her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cambridge CELTA and Cambridge Delta. Melissa

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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. Annieā€™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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Weā€™re proud and excited to announce that one of the Languages International team has been chosen as a finalist in the British Councilā€™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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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 fallsĀ and

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Jeremy holding his Phd

Our teacher Jeremy gets his PhD

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A huge congratulations toĀ our teacher Jeremy, who graduated from the University of Auckland with a PhD in Philosophy last week! On graduation day all the graduands walk together from the university down to the town hall, where they receive their degree certificates at the graduation ceremony. The cars are stopped so that the graduands can

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Author Craig Thaine

Languages International’s Director of Teacher Training writes 6 new books for Cambridge University Press

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An interview with Craig Thaine, co-author of the new Empower course book series Craig Thaine,Ā Languages International‘s Director of Teacher Training,Ā is also the author ofĀ several booksĀ published by Cambridge University Press. His recently released course book seriesĀ EmpowerĀ adds another six books to his body of work. We interviewed him to find out how he does it. How do

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New publication by LIā€™s Director of Teacher Training

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Congratulations to Craig Thaine, our Director of Teacher Training, who is one of the two authors of new English for Academic Purposes (EAP) series just published by Cambridge University Press. The series is called Cambridge Academic English, and consists of books at three levels: Intermediate (B1+), Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1). Craig has authored

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Happy Lunar New Year!

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Happy Lunar New Year to all our students, partners and other friends around the world who are celebrating! May the year of the dragon bring you much happiness, good fortune and prosperity! Best wishes from all of us at Languages International!Ā  Who’s in the photos? Photos 1 and 3Back row, left to right: Peter (Assistant

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