ELTOs head for the hills of Napier

The party at my host family’s house

By Phouva Samounty  First of all, I would like to say thank you to my homestay for having such a great idea of organizinga party in their house and for their hard work for this party. It was...
ELTOS enjoy “white sandy beaches, green ranges of hills and mountains. . .”

Golden Bay – Golden trip – Golden chance

By an impressed traveller in Golden Bay:  Hoang Thu Thuy
Borey settles back for his Laotian-Polish-Kiwi haircut

International stylist provides free haircuts

Not only did TOULAVANH VONGSAY extend his skills of speaking and listening in English (the main objective in coming to New Zealand) but he also broadened his scope as an internationally renowned...
Santas parade through the streets of Wellington

A magical Christmas

TADAM HANFA from Lao’s National Assembly Magazine department was at the Santa Parade in Wellington.   The Christmas festival in New Zealand is celebrated on December 24 and 25. The first is...
“Fruit kebabs anyone?” says Deryn to her niece.

Fairs provide funding and fun for families

By Luu Van Ba I had a opportunity to take part in a school fair with my conversation partner and his family. It was great. Most schools in New Zealand hold a fair every year. Many kinds of goods...
Anne de Bres, a nurse with VSA  in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, helps a new mother

VSA volunteers sent to 13 countries

VSA is Volunteer Service Abroad, a New Zealand non governmental and non political organization which places 121 volunteers in 13 countries. On 5 November 2009 ELTO officials visited the Wellington...
Windpower at Mai’s fingertips.

“Blown away” by Wellington’s wonderful wind farm

Three ELTO officials share their experiences of a visit to Project West Wind on the windy hills above Wellington. First, Tran Minh Hue from the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Vietnam...
Marine education includes dressing up as sea creatures.

Learning about life under the sea

On a cold wet rainy day ELTO visited the Island Bay Marine Education Centre on Wellington’s coast. NGUYEN THI HONG THANH from the Ministry of Agiculture in Vietnam reports.
Tadam with the Alpacas

Alpaca - the fibre of the gods

On a fieldtrip to the Wairarapa, ELTO officials met some strange looking animals they had never seen before. Do Huu Phuong, from the Livestock Production Division in Vietnam reports. A visit to an...
Diep talking with the elderly

Conversation Practice with the Over-Seventies

By Nguyen Thuy HangOn the first day of the field trip to the Wairarapa, ELTO students had a chance to chat for a short time with some old people from Shona MacFarlane Retirement Village. We met them by...