"I came to New Zealand to study English because my brother recommended this experience, and I am very grateful to him because I love being here. Dominion English School staff are very helpful and professional, especially Andrea, who received me very well, providing different types of courses to improve my English. I chose the IELTS course because we really need to work hard and practise a lot, and this is very good for our future profession since it is an academic course. The class activities were sometimes difficult, but most of the time the teachers tried to make them more dynamic so that we understood better. I am really pleased about my choice because my English is so much better than when I arrived. Furthermore, I really enjoyed my homestay. It was very comfortable, the food was delicious and my host mother, Fay, was always available to help me when I needed it. I love New Zealand, it is a very good place to stay with lots of beautiful things to see and it will be forever in my memory." (Victoria is pictured above , on the right)
"First of all, what I want to emphasise is that my trip to New Zealand was not for learning English. To be honest, it was for fun and having experiences abroad, so I planned to learn English at Dominion for a year and go back to my country after that at first. However, I have been in New Zealand for more than two years now and I am even going to university here. What changed my mind and actually made me do so was nothing but Dominion. The first thing was meeting the students. Dominion has many students with a variety of nationalities so there are so many chances to meet people who are not from your country (even from your country!!) and make friends with them. The second one was teachers. All Dominion’s staff members are friendly and enthusiastic about teaching and their classes are well-organised. Finally, now they tell me “you are a part of our family” even though I was a complete stranger to them before I started going to Dominion. I’m really proud of being a part of their family and Dominion was the most valuable and irreplaceable experience". (Shuya is pictured above)
"Studying English in Auckland was one of the best experiences of my life! New Zealand is a beautiful country and the people here are friendly and they always want to help you. I studied English for two months in Dominion School and it was great! I improved my English a lot and at the same time I really enjoyed my classes and I made a lot of good friends from different countries. Also, I enjoyed the after school activities because I went to different beautiful places and I met students from other courses…it was very interesting from me!! During the two months I stayed in a homestay and it was great! I really felt like I was in my home and for me was one of the most important things because I had a lot of fun with them and they helped me a lot to improve my English. Also, I learned a lot about the lifestyle in New Zealand, their food, their traditions and obviously, about sports!" (Cecilia is pictured above, on the far left)
"My first teacher was Martin. He is amazing! He is a good painter, singer and also he is a humourist. Chika! What is an awesome teacher!!! She smiles and she always tries to understand every student! Gail! Such a lovely teacher! She looks like a Mickey Mouse. She has many energy and a lot of creative ideas! I have been in Anne’s class but not really long time. Thank you, Anne for vocabulary. I want to say specially thanks for my IELTS teachers which were Regina and Nicola. They are amazing, positive (especially Regina), very methodical, conscientious, diplomatic (especially Nicola), enthusiastic and inquisitive! They are planners, communicators, quick thinkers and they could find the way from every single student. I reckon they have a perfect friendship with students and also with colleagues. I will never forget my 7 months at Dominion! It is already like my second family! I will visit you. I have made a dramatic improvement in my English. I am going to continue learning English and hope I can enter to University here. Dominion English School is a perfect choice for everyone who wants to study English overseas". (Arina is pictured above)
"When I decided to go to New Zealand, my daughter said to me, "No! You're too old to study abroad." I said, "No I'm not. I'm going!" Finally, I went to New Zealand. I believe I am the happiest student at Dominion. I'm very happy and my teachers were very kind and helpful. I'll never forget Dominion and the teachers. I'm saving to come back already!"