About: Kenneth Leong

Kenneth is Director of Euroasia. He is passionate about languages and cultures.

How to gain authentic travel experiences

Came across this interesting article on stuff.co.nz today, entitled “Authentic? Tourists, you’re kidding yourselves” It’s beautiful in Oaxaca City. The Mexican town so easily charms you with its colonial architecture, its paved streets and brightly coloured buildings. I’d been having a ball there, drinking in the bars, hanging out...

7 Language Learning Myths Holding Us Back

Found an interesting article on Forbes debunking the myths of language learning holding us back in the social, economic and political marketplace. Although the writer is American, it’s still relevant in a Kiwi context. Essentially the author provides a great response to the commonly held belief: Why learn a foreign language, if everyone...

Using technology to enhance language learning

I’m often asked which are the best apps and websites one can use to learn a language quickly and conveniently. The landscape is rapidly changing, so this is my answer as at July 2014, keeping in mind my answers may change in a few months. Duolingo – probably number 1...

Event: Design Trends seminar to support orphaned Latin American kids

Design Trends Seminar
Check out this upcoming design trends seminar. All proceeds will go to NPH New Zealand, a charity set up to care for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thursday, 31 July 2014 6.30 – 8.30pm, Cavit&Co, 547A Parnell Road Tickets $60 NPH stands for Nuestros Pequenos...

Benefits of learning a foreign language

Analysis of data from dating agencies show that people  who speak a foreign language are more attractive. Check out this interesting infographic. Share this: Tweet

50 Amazing Facts about Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse

Wishing all Euroasia friends and family a prosperous year of the horse. Share this: Tweet

Amazing story of Tim Donner – hyperpolyglot

In the Anglo-Saxon world, it’s unusual to find people fluent in more than one language. It’s even more unusual to find people who can speak more than 2 or 3 languages. So there’s no way to describe Tim Donner except to say he’s incredibly talented. Tim is from New...

2014 Euroasia course prices

The price for a standard Euroasia course has remained the same since October 2010 (we upped the price by $8 in 2010 to cover the increase in GST). Effective 1 January 2014, our course prices will increase slightly (by 8% from $368 to $399). Of course, you are still...

Malaysia Forum in Auckland (6 Dec)

Those of you who are doing business in Malaysia, or keen to do so are welcome to sign up for this forum in Auckland. You are invited to attend the Malaysia Forum on Friday 6 December in Auckland. Malaysia is New Zealand’s eighth-largest trading partner, the largest ASEAN market...