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
I’m not sure if it is true but I believe one of the gardening staff found a small black and white cat one day, in Albert Park. One of the park staff had recently died and his name was Brian so the staff named the small cat Brian, in that man’s memory. They looked after
The Advanced General English class had been learning language for discussing and sharing ideas. To put into practice what they had learned, I assigned a collaborative group project in which the students created films that explore the idea of community. The lesson started with students discussing what comes to mind when they think about “community”.
Our student Kyotaro Ishikawa from Japan writes about a trip he took with a group of friends from all around the world that he met at Languages International. Enter Kyotaro: Do you know the Spanish expression “Bésame Mucho”? I went to Cape Reinga from 10 to 12 November with my friends. It’s the northernmost tip
It is always wonderful to see students making friends with students from other countries. It is such a great opportunity for them to practise their English together and to learn about each other’s cultures. These photos are from a trip that a group of friends from 6 different countries took together recently. One of the
One of the videos made by Kate’s students on the theme of ‘What if…’ Another of the videos made by Kate’s students on the theme of ‘What if…’ The Upper Intermediate students made short videos to show the experiences and possibilities international students have when they study English at Languages International in New Zealand.
Ann is teaching in New Zealand. 1 Where are you teaching at the moment? I recently finished my teaching contract in Wellington at MCLaSS: Multicultural Learning and Support Services teaching refugees and migrants. I have now moved back to Auckland, looking forward to continuing my career in teaching ESOL. Since finishing my contract with MCLaSS,
At the end of last term, Sally’s Lower Intermediate General English class had a pavlova decorating competition. Pavlova is a traditional New Zealand dessert. In the competition, there were four teams. Their teacher Sally gave each team half a pavlova, cream, kiwifruit, strawberries, and some chocolate buttons. Their job was to make their pavlova look
Languages International has a Social Programme of after-school activities. It is an opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world and to practise your English. We have different activities each week, but the most popular ones are repeated several times a year. One of these popular activities is making Lolly Cake. Lolly Cake is an easy, fun,
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