After 20 wonderful years working at Languages International in a variety of roles, our talented and creative Regional Marketing Manager Larissa Merz is moving on to explore new projects and other adventures. At Larissa’s farewell, we discovered that in addition to being an artist and dancer, our multi-talented, multi-lingual colleague, also sings beautifully. In lieu
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
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.
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
Congratulations to our teacher, Melissa Hecksher, on gaining her Master’s degree & joining Languages International’s Teacher Training team
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
April was a big month for Languages International’s new Director of Studies, Nick Moore. Not only did he get promoted to the role of Director of Studies, but he also won two gold medals in the World Masters Games. The World Masters Games is an international multi-sport event, and the biggest of its kind. It
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
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
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
Hi Sally here. In May this year, I was lucky enough to go on holiday to Japan for three weeks. I travelled with a friend and we visited Tokyo (5 days), Kyoto (5 days), Miyajima (3 days) and the rest of the time we spent in or near Osaka. I met up with two students