Hobbiton New Zealand

My Experience in New Zealand: Hobbiton

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While on my stay in New Zealand, it was crucial for me to visit Hobbiton. There I saw the astonishing landscape which was used in the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies. It was fascinating to learn the tricks, which were used to let the actors appear smaller or bigger. While walking through the movie set

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Working and studying in New Zealand

Is it really TOO late?

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Most professionals or people over 30 years old think that they cannot improve their English skills abroad by leaving everything behind. Even though they are very depressed or embarrassed about their English speaking abilities, they are not curious or brave enough to take action and they always complain about how it is so hard to

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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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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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Languages International student graduates from AUT University and gets a great job in New Zealand

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We received this message from Anastasia, one of our former students from Russia. After taking Languages International’s English for University course, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma at AUT, and now she has a great job here in New Zealand working as a Business Analyst. We are very proud of all Anastasia’s achievements. Read her story below…

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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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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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Homestay: the best way to experience New Zealand life

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What is it like to stay in a New Zealand homestay? Anna and Vladimir from Russia sent us this message about their experience… “There is no better way to get some impression what life is really like in New Zealand than through staying with the hosts at homestay. My husband and I visited Auckland at

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