Swiss chocolate

A Visit to the Swiss Market in Auckland

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Once a year the Swiss community holds a Swiss Market in Auckland. This year our student Mok from Korea went along to experience the culture and food of his Swiss school friends. Find out what he thinks of Swiss food: Whenever we meet Swiss friends at Language international school, we often hear them say that “Swiss bread

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Jeremy holding his Phd

Our teacher Jeremy gets his PhD

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A huge congratulations to 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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Students learning English at Languages International

CELTA Course Starting Soon

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Starting on May 2nd, 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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Unforgettable Maori Cultural Experience at Whakarewarewa

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Tewhakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao, what a beautiful name for an unusual village. The meaning of the name is “the gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao”. Three hundred years ago a warrior chief named Wahiao gathered an army to avenge the killing of his father. The Whakarewarewa Village, (the shortened version of its name) is a living

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A Swiss Surprise

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Two of our Swiss students who are finishing school today surprised their classmates with a special goodbye gift. I’ll let them explain in their own words… We had the idea of baking something special for our classmates because of our last day at Languages International school. We had a really good time in New Zealand and

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A day in Middle-Earth

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Have you ever tasted the delicious raspberries and chocolate muffins they serve at The Green Dragon at the Hobbiton Movie Set? If you haven’t, then you should! They’re the best ones I’ve ever had! It was eight o’clock on a Saturday morning when we left Auckland heading to Hobbiton. It was good weather, despite the

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An amazing trip with dolphins

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You can see dolphins up close in the Coromandel. This is the next in our series of posts which our students have written about their experiences in New Zealand. The most awe-inspiring experience I have ever had in New Zealand is a boat trip to see dolphins. Even though it was winter, the weather was

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Visit Mount Eden & see Auckland from above

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Students from one of our General English classes have been writing about their experiences in New Zealand and places you can visit while you’re studying in Auckland. Our first student tells you about Mount Eden. It’s only a 15-minute drive from school, and from the top of the mountain you get wonderful views of Auckland. You can

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Meet our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael [video: 2 mins]

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StudyAway.ru has interviewed some of Languages International‘s teachers. This 2-minute video is an interview with our Assistant Director of Studies, Michael Gask. StudyAway.ru is a Russian website, so the video has Russian subtitles, but the audio is in English. Michael talks about: why he loves Languages International why the school’s size is important what makes this English school’s teachers

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