Birdwatching on Beautiful Tiritiri Island

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I arrived in New Zealand on Saturday afternoon. I was happy to come back. The people and the smell of rain, reminded me I’m in winter. The day before I went to Tiritiri, I went to a market. I saw a lot of Maori people selling fruit and I could breathe in the aroma of

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Auckland – My First Impressions

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I arrived in Auckland last week in the afternoon. Then a Language International’s driver took me to my homestay in Remuera. It is a lovely home with a large garden and a lively atmosphere. Auckland is called the City of Sails, it is in the North Island of New Zealand, and has a hilly landscape.

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A great way to spend your weekend: Auckland winery tour

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New Zealand is famous for its wonderful wines.  Here our student, Svetlana Kirienko, writes about the lovely day she and her friends had visiting Auckland’s vineyards with Kiwiana Tours.  Enter Svetlana… It was a wonderful morning. The sun was shining. Before we were picked up we had been waiting for a bus for 20 minutes, but we

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Brian, the school cat, and his Kiwi friend

What’s a Kiwi? (Hint: There’s more than one answer…)

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This word ‘Kiwi’ has three definitions. First, it’s a kind of fruit you can eat, the kiwifruit. It’s very nutritious and really delicious to eat. Second, the kiwi is a special and nearly extinct bird. It can’t fly, which is unusual, and it only lives in New Zealand. It is a symbol of New Zealand,

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English school trip - Auckland Maritime Museum

Things to See and Do around Auckland

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Do you need to discover some new things to see and do around Auckland? Students in the Grammar for Writing class work on developing their writing skills by focusing on different areas of grammar and different kinds of texts each week. Last week, they were looking at blog entries. Here are some examples of their

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CELTA Course Starting Soon

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Starting on June 24th, Languages International is running a four-week, intensive CELTA course at our Central Auckland school. There are still places available, but the course is filling fast. It’s not too late to get your application in. You can get more information and application forms from our website by clicking on CELTA. The Cambridge

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Jovem Nerd at Languages International Auckland

Famous Brazilian Bloggers at Languages International – Jovem Nerd in New Zealand

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Last week some of Brazil’s most popular bloggers visited Languages International’s Auckland school. Their blog’s name is Jovem Nerd, which means “Young Nerd” in English. They are in New Zealand for two weeks doing a “Nerd Tour.” While they were at Languages International Auckland, Jovem Nerd filmed the school and interviewed our Brazilian students for

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Exploring the South Island

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A group of students decided to make the most of the long Easter weekend and go on a trip to explore New Zealand. Here are Patty’s impressions of their road trip: My best experience ! One of the best trips I’ve been in my life was my last Easter Holiday.  My friends and I traveled

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