As 2019 came to a close, we were very sad to say good bye to our teacher Rhonda who retired in December after 14 years at Languages International. Rhonda is a much-loved and highly flexible member of the LI team. In addition to teaching all kinds of different English classes at different levels at LI, she also taught OET exam preparation workshops and Workplace Literacy for The Literacy Professionals at Languages International and joined our admin team taking over as Accommodation and Student Welfare Co-ordinator when our usual co-ordinator was on was on leave.

Rhonda having coffee with one of her classes

LI’s Director of Studies, Nick Moore, says, “It’s been great working with Rhonda over the years. She has been the true professional with all the different roles she has had in the school. She coped with everything we threw at her – classes at lots of levels, filling in with homestay and accommodation and some quite tricky workplace classes off site. She has a great sense of humour and a calmness that we all appreciate hugely.”

Rhonda and students at LI Halloween party

Rhonda says, “Although I am really looking forward to spending more time at home on Waiheke Island, I am going to miss the amazing friends that I have made at LI; teachers, admin staff and students. I have learned a great deal during my time there and have many wonderful memories. I will definitely be keeping in touch.”

Rhonda on her last day at LI

Rhonda will be deeply missed at Languages International by staff and students alike, but we look forward to staying in contact with her and hearing about her new adventures.

Thank you, Rhonda for your huge contribution to Languages International over the years! We hope you enjoy your well-earned retirement.

Rhonda’s farewell morning tea