Tally Ho! Languages International Goes Horseriding

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Last week 12 students and Simon, the Social Programme Coordinator, took an hour-long drive north of Auckland to Warkworth horseriding centre. It had been raining for days and days and as if by magic, the sun came out just as we were mounting our steeds. The more experienced riders galloped up the hill while the

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Zoo Antics

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Last week, despite the rain, 13 students went to the Auckland Zoo. We needn’t have worried because as we arrived, the clouds disappeared & the sun came out. The zoo is famous for its conservation programmes, helping leopards, rhinos & tigers all over the world. Everyone was excited about seeing the kiwis and tigers –

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Languages International goes Green!

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We’re proud and excited to announce that Languages International is one of the first educational institutions in New Zealand, and the first English language school in the world, to become certified carbon neutral. That means we are… trying to reduce the amount of energy we use and the waste we create; re-using materials (like photocopy

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People Movements

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This is a photo of forty-plus years of experience at Languages International! Sadly, some of that experience is going other places in the industry, with Debbie Chambers, leader of our marketing team, leaving us for the role of Manager at Study Auckland after 12 years at Languages International, first as a teacher and then in

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Auckland Voted 5th Best City in the World

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Auckland ranked fifth out of 215 cities worldwide in the Mercer 2008 Quality of Living survey. Auckland attained fifth place again this year due to factors such as its:– high levels of personal safety;– attractive rental accommodation;– good public transport;– the excellent variety and quality of its restaurants;– and great health care services. According to

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Motutapu Tree Planting

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Last Sunday, 9 Languages International students and 2 teachers joined the volunteer force helping to return Motutapu – an island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf – to native bush. We caught a ferry over to John’s Bay, where we were given a quick demonstration on how to plant. Following that, we all got stuck in on

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Languages International Joins New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea

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This morning, Languages International hosted a morning tea for students and staff as a fundraising effort in support of the New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea campaign. Staff and students alike gave generously to the charity . Many baked and others contributed ingredients. One particularly generous student, Khaled Nadeem from Saudi Arabia, even baked three cakes

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Ride the Segway with Languages International

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10 Languages International students travelled into the New Zealand countryside to one of Auckland’s newest attractions, the Luge Park. We took a slow ride to the top and then an adrenalin filled zoom down the hill, occasionally taking our eyes off the track to enjoy the sunset. Some students tried their luck at Minigolf and

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Languages International visits Bethell’s Beach, one of New Zealand’s untouched beaches on the wild West Coast

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On Tuesday we went to Bethell’s Beach after school. Eleven Languages International students from Russia, Taiwan, Switzerland, Korea and Japan came out to see this beautiful beach. The weather was ideal, and the students saw New Zealand’s wild West Coast at its most dramatic and beautiful. Bethell’s is one of our least developed beaches, which

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