27 февр. 2014 г.

Виза за 24 часа - новый рекорд

(Ранее в блоге мы уже упоминали о системе Students Online, в которую входит Languages International. Последний случай рассмотрения визовых документов нашей студентки Виктории еще раз подтверждает эффективность этой системы) 

Dear friends,

New Zealand is an amazing place to study English, as you know if you are here already.  If you haven’t arrived yet, you’re going to have a great time!

Languages International provides excellent facilities for schooling.  Due to the highly-qualified teachers, I feel I`ve made good progress in English. I was lucky enough to be placed by the school with the best host family. Also, I like that the school is located in historical buildings, in a park, in the middle of the biggest city in New Zealand.

Importantly, you should keep in mind that it`s possible to extend your visa during your stay in New Zealand. Before coming here, I decided to apply for a Student Visa instead of coming here on a Visitor Visa. So that was a chance for me to extend my visa while in NZ and I was able to do that without much trouble. You need to prepare just a few things (a completed application form, two photos, a return airline ticket or deposit in a bank account, medical x-ray, valid insurance, prepaid English course and proof of financial independence -a bank statement for the last three months which I got by online banking) and Languages International will do everything else for you. Compared with the procedure which I went through in Moscow, this one is simple. On top of that, the staff at the New Zealand Embassy were very kind. The embassy would usually take around 2 weeks to consider an application but in my case it only took a day. And the surprising thing was that I got one extra month for traveling!

Best wishes and good luck on your pathway to being fluent in English.

If you have any questions about anything don't hesitate to ask me on Facebook.


10 февр. 2014 г.

Итак, год начался! Первые отзывы студентов...

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My last week at school: results and future prospects

Hello everyone!
My name is Anastasia. I am from Moscow.

Just three days left and I will complete my education at my wonderful and lovely school Languages International. Frankly speaking, these five months have been absolutely unforgettable. I have experienced a lot of new emotions, met hundreds of new people, enhanced my English skills and got to know myself better.

Now my heart is filled with thankfulness. I am thankful to all people who helped me make my dreams come true and also to my teachers Jeremy and Simon. They are just the most amazing people I have ever met.

The main goal for me in New Zealand has been to gain entry to university. To be prepared for that (because of the huge difference between the education systems in Russia and New Zealand) I decided to study a course “English for University”. With Jeremy I learned how to be successful in writing assignments and I have significantly improved all of my English skills. Thanks Jeremy!

Moreover, the pathway after completing this course gave me an opportunity to receive not one, but two offers of place from NZ universities, without needing to do IELTS exam.

Now I am finishing another course - “English for Business” with Simon. I have definitely been enjoying being part of Simon’s class. He is so knowledgeable and teaches us dozens of new useful and interesting words and expressions each day. Furthermore, I cannot remember a day when I was looking at my watch during the class in the hope that it was nearly over… NEVER. Thanks, Simon!

Anyway, from the beginning of March I will continue my education and stay in New Zealand. I will be part of the huge AUT student community.

Many thanks, Languages International!
Good luck everyone!