At the end of 2019 we had another sad farewell at Languages International. Our teacher Liz has moved on to new role as Auckland University’s DELNA Language Advisor. Liz made an enormous contribution to LI over the years, taking on lots of different roles at the school. She started her career at LI in 2005 in our Student Services team. Inspired to start teaching, in 2006 Liz completed her Cambridge CELTA teacher training course here at LI. She showed a great talent for teaching, getting a very rare ‘A’ pass for the CELTA. Later Liz went on to do the Cambridge Delta at LI and then went on to become a teacher trainer, teaching Cambridge CELTA courses.

Liz and other LI Teacher Trainees together at LI's 40th Anniversary party
Some of LI’s Teacher Trainers at LI’s 40th Anniversary party

Liz was also a leader in introducing more technology in teaching into LI’s classrooms. She researched and selected tools, set up systems and provided related professional development to colleagues.

During her time at LI, Liz was also published in academic journals and spoke at industry conferences.

As our Director of Studies, Nick Moore says, “Liz has been with us a long time and has made a huge impact on the school, our teachers and our learners. She brought a sense of wisdom to her work and increasingly provided leadership amongst our teachers in English for University and also in terms of technology in teaching.”

LIz and EU students gaving a picnic in Albert Park
Liz and our teacher Fiona’s English for University classes having a Christmas picnic at school

Liz says, “I loved working at LI and will miss my colleagues and students! The amazing people truly make it a great school. Thank you for all the opportunities and good times!”

We will miss Liz, but are happy to know she is just across the road.

All the best in your new role, Liz and thank you for all your hard work at Languages International!

LIz and students at LI EU picnic