English and Taekwondo in New Zealand make a great combination. Just ask our champion, Victor Francey!

When you study English in New Zealand, there are lots of things you can do outside class to enjoy your hobbies, interests and passions.  For example, our students have joined rugby clubs and orchestras. They’ve volunteered to help the environment. They’ve trained for the Olympics, competed in triathlons, and participated in Taekwondo competitions. Doing an extra activity like this during your English course can be a great way to have fun, make friends with New Zealanders, and practice your English in “real life” situations, learning vocabulary relevant to your own interests.

One student who has taken advantage of this opportunity is Taekwondo champion, Victor Francey from Switzerland. Victor is an FCE student at Languages International in Christchurch. We asked him to tell you his story.

Enter Victor:

I went to Auckland for the New Zealand Taekwondo National Championship on the 5th of October where I won the first place among six participants in the category ‘Black Belt Under 72kg’. For my second competition in NZ, I took part in the ‘Top of the South’ tournament. I also got a gold medal in both fighting and technique.

Congratulations on your impressive achievements, Victor!