Posts Categorized: Student testimonials

Staying Active in Winter

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Winter didn’t stop a group of Campbell students from learning to surf for the very first time recently. It was one of many outdoor activities that students can do on the weekends while studying English at our campus in Auckland. At our Wellington campus, we encourage students to stay active with biweekly yoga classes, after-class and… Read more »

How to Ace Your Cambridge Exam

How to Ace Your Cambridge Exam

Johanna Lübbers came to New Zealand to escape winter in Germany – more than 24 weeks later she returned home with a Grade A (C2) result on her Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Discover the examination techniques and strategies she learned from her study at Campbell’s Auckland campus.   Johanna spent 6 months in Auckland taking part… Read more »

Vibrant Multicultural Auckland

Pasifika Fest

Many ethnic groups from all corners of the world have a presence in Auckland, making it New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. Europeans make up the majority of Auckland’s population, however substantial numbers of Māori, Pacific Islander and Asian peoples exist as well. According to Rough Guide to New Zealand, Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of… Read more »

Demi Au Pair Programme – What to Expect

Demi Au Pair - What to Expect

Four of Campbell’s demi au pair students share their experiences and wisdom about travelling to New Zealand to study and work while living with a Kiwi family. (Click on their names below.) Demi Au Pair – (Derived from French – Demi = ‘half’ / Au Pair = ‘equal to’. English pronunciation: /oʊˈpɛər/) is a domestic assistant… Read more »

Our trip to Kapiti Island – a native bird sanctuary

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Photo credit: Shihying Huang (Mickey) Campbell students visited Kapiti Island as one of the weekend activities in January 2017. To make sure our students get to view a range of New Zealand’s most endangered and rare birds, our activity coordinator booked in advance for the trip to anticipate the limited number of visitors allowed on the… Read more »

Exploring Wellington Harbour’s predator-free island

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On a Saturday in January 2017 I explored a small island in the middle of Wellington Harbour with two other Campbell students. I was excited to explore the predator-free scientific reserve with many roles in New Zealand’s history, including a quarantine station, a military outpost and now a wildlife refuge. It wasn’t hard to reach Matiu/Somes… Read more »

Top Spots in Wellington

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as recommended by our Upper-Intermediate students Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and is located in the heart of New Zealand. It is also the home of NZ’s world-famous movie industry. Sitting on a stunning natural harbour and surrounded by lush green hills, Wellington is a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and region. Do you… Read more »

Joy – What I think of Campbell High School Programmes

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Meet Joy from Papua, Indonesia. She first studied at Campbell in December 2015 for our High School Preparation Course and returned in October 2016 with a group of friends from Newlands College the High School Holiday Booster course. The two-week course allows students to focus on English skills for a short intense period during their high… Read more »

Campbell activities helped to improve my English

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Fahad Alfaify from Fayfa won a scholarship from Education New Zealand Saudi Arabia to study English and stay at a Campbell homestay family for 6 weeks. Before returning home Fahad shared his secret on improving his English in just 3 weeks since he started studying at The Campbell Institute in Wellington. It’s the second time Fahad… Read more »