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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Japanese blogger learning English and exploring New Zealand

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(日本語ページはこちらから。 / Read this post in Japanese.) Imagine being invited to spend 6 weeks in New Zealand learning English and visiting some of the most exciting places in the country. A dream come true, right? Well that dream did come true for one lucky student. Ayumi Maruyama, a design student from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, is

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Author Craig Thaine

Languages International’s Director of Teacher Training writes 6 new books for Cambridge University Press

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An interview with Craig Thaine, co-author of the new Empower course book series Craig Thaine, Languages International‘s Director of Teacher Training, is also the author of several books published by Cambridge University Press. His recently released course book series Empower adds another six books to his body of work. We interviewed him to find out how he does it. How do

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Russian Beauty Contestant Wins English Course in New Zealand

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Imagine winning a trip to New Zealand and a free course at Languages International. That dream came true for one lucky Russian university student. In June last year Karolina won a beauty contest at her university, gaining the title “Miss Higher School of Economics-2014.” The contest was co-sponsored by Russian travel consultancy Abel Tasman. The

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School bake sale to raise money for Nepal

Bake Sale for Nepal

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Today, Languages International had a bake sale to raise money for disaster relief in Nepal. Staff baked delicious biscuits, cakes and slices, which our students bought for their morning tea. Over $1000 was raised. All the money is being donated to Oxfam, who will use it to help with earthquake relief. A huge thank you

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