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AEA’s International Student Ambassadors

AEA students Aoba Nagashima, Hideki Yoshii and Yukari Kawasaki are working with the NZ Police as International Student Ambassadors. Their mission: to keep international students safe from crime. Aoba Nagashima Together with other ISAs, they meet with Asian Liaison Officer Jessica Phuang of the NZ Police once a month to learn about current trends of crime and victimisation in Auckland and prevention tips on how to keep safe from robbery, drugs,...

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AEA Category 1 School – Work rights for AEA students

AEA Category 1 School – Work rights for AEA students

Following recent EERs, we are delighted to say that both Auckland English Academy and New Horizon College of English are Category 1 schools. This means students enrolled for courses of 14 weeks or longer can work part time up to 20 hours per week. Students on an AEA visa are now eligible for work rights. Students wanting to study Communication English or IELTS for 14 weeks or more at AEA can work up to 20 hours per week. AEA’s Category One...

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WHEN THE STUDENT LOUNGE BECOMES A DANCE FLOOR

WHEN THE STUDENT LOUNGE BECOMES A DANCE FLOOR

Last Friday our dear students Pedro Reyes and Betty Muñoz showed us how beautiful is Latin music and dance is. They did a great job on the dance floor! It was contagious and didn’t take long until all the students and teachers were getting involved and giving it a go. Step by step Pedro was slowly showing us how to do it and after all, he said it was more about the music, we should be FEELING it and not just LISTENING to it! We were...

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Christmas messages from our Principals

Christmas messages from our Principals

As Christmas approaches, we can look back on a very busy and successful year at AEA. Despite the general downturn in the industry, our enrolments have remained strong. Our goal is for AEA to be the first choice of school for students, and over 2013 we have continued to offer an excellent learning experience. We have refined our curriculum, upgraded our facilities, increased our student support and offered more activities. Our surveys show 97%...

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English New Zealand quality audit a success

English New Zealand quality audit a success

AEA has once again met all six of English New Zealand’s quality assurance standards. The standards, which relate to academic staff, curriculum, assessment, premises and equipment, complaints, and self-assessment, must be met every four years in order for a school to retain membership of English New Zealand. The 2013 audit report for AEA was very favor able. Amongst other things, it commented on the experience of the teachers and...

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Meet our staff touch rugby team

Meet our staff touch rugby team

I am proud to introduce Auckland English Academy’s first ever social touch rugby team. Touch rugby is a team sport which helps to improve your fitness, co-ordination, speed, movement, decision making and sportsmanship. It also helps to encourage self confidence, friendships and team building. Our season kicked off on the 21st of October and although many of the team had never played or even heard of touch rugby, they all played with a lot of...

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