Travel

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...

Event: Design Trends seminar to support orphaned Latin American kids

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...

Three Ways Multilingualism Opens Doors In An Interconnected World

In the past, meeting a person who spoke more than one language was a rarity; before the advent of modern transportation and communication technology, contact with other nations was limited, so knowing more than your native tongue was not, for most people, a necessity. However, today we live in...

Travelling Abroad: The Power of Physical Gestures

Hand gestures are frequently thought of as a universal language—one that everyone, regardless of country of origin, can generally understand to a certain extent. Even if you’re completely unfamiliar with the local language, pointing towards a train at the subway and then to your wrist will most likely indicate...

Meet Heather Warne – Japanese language student at Euroasia

You may have seen Heather Warne in the Mitre 10 ad currently running on TV.  Or at one of the many theatre productions she has been part of over the past few years.  A long-term client of Euroasia, she progressed from the Japanese Level 1 course in 2010 to the...

Language learning tip: No fear

Often people think they have “failed” if they haven't mastered the language they are learning. There is no such thing as failure in language learning. After all, what is the purpose of language? Language is a tool to get a message across. Don't get caught up with being absolutely...

How to be fluent in Chinese Mandarin in 30 minutes

The short answer is this: Or more likely this: how to get ex girlfriend back For the rest of us – it's likely to be years of Mandarin lessons and lots of hard work. zp8497586rq Share this: Tweet

Ken Applegate from Fisher Funds on doing business with the Chinese

At Euroasia, we have the privelege of meeting talented New Zealanders who do amazing things in their day jobs. For today’s blog entry, we have Ken Applegate, who has been learning Mandarin with us since early last year to share his views on the Chinese economy, why he’s investing...

I was, like….what? – The new new English

For whatever reason, I was recently on a bus in Chile. Having a modest command of Spanish, I can usually manage a basic exchange in the language, but when the conductor addressed me, I heard bla, bla, bla and nothing more. Even when he repeated what he’d said, I...