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Semester B is face-to-face only

Semester B is face-to-face only

We're excited to share that in semester B all our Auckland DynaSpeak English classes will be only face-to-face! 

That means face-to-face in the classroom on site at your campus

No more online. 

No more remote. 

No more hybrid!

We're back in the class, onsite for Semester B.

Hon Kwok Pan

Hon Kwok Pan

My name is Hon Kwok Pan. I have been living in NZ for 3 months and I am from Hong Kong. My mother tongue is Cantonese and I can also speak English and Mandarin. I learned some English at my primary and high schools. I chose to study with DynaSpeak because it is fee-free. This semester I am a level 3 student studying with Cathy. Also, I found out that DynaSpeak has a diverse learning environment for students and the age range of their students is wide, I can see senior students here study with younger generations and now I know how to build a relationship with others from different cultural backgrounds. Also I have learned some Maori words, especially spoken greetings. My long-term goal is to go to university and I am eligible to enrol once I get my certificate from DynaSpeak. I like doing the exams because I am young and I am able to deal with extra pressure. Sometimes, we are too relaxed, so, I want to do more tests to help me with my studies. 

Waitangi Holiday

Waitangi Holiday

DynaSpeak will be closed for the Waitangi Day Public Holiday, Monday 7th February. DynaSpeak will re-open as usual at all sites Tuesday 8th February.

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

DynaSpeak wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year! May the year of the Tiger be a year of peace, health and prosperity!

Rosa Zapata

Rosa Zapata

My name is Rosa Zapata. I’m from Peru and my mother tongue is Spanish. I only speak Spanish before I arrived in New Zealand and now I have been living in NZ for 2 years. I didn’t learn much English in my hometown. I studied English at secondary school and primary school for 3 hrs per week, but I only learned basic words. I also studied English at Unitec 4 years ago. I found out about DynaSpeak from a friend while I was learning English at a school on the North Shore and this year I’m about to finish L 2. As above, I have many different experiences of studying English in NZ. I once studied at UNITEC and there were many young people who studied with me. I had to study for more than 20 hrs. per week from Monday to Friday, 8am -2pm, 6 hrs. per day. It was a very good course. The classes were fun and dynamic. In Peru, I didn’t understand my English classes. They were not interesting. I now understand more English and I can communicate in different situations. Also, I have made new friends of different ages and from different cultures. The people in my class are all the same age and everybody wants to learn. We are motivated and we work and learn together. Furthermore, my goal at the moment is to continue with Level 3. After that, I will start looking for a job. I really enjoy my learning at DynaSpeak especially the presentations. When we showed our photos and explained them, it was very interesting to learn something about the lives of my classmates. We learn a lot of English, but also have fun. Teachers are dynamic – lessons go by quickly. They are not boring, they are dynamic.

School is now open

School is now open

We wish you all the best for 2022 and wish to inform you all that All DynaSpeak campuses are now open from today!

This means that you can book a time by making an appointment at the campus of your choice to come on site to enrol or complete your re-enrolment.

Please remember that when you come on campus you must bring:

  • Your passport
  • Valid visa (e-visa)
  • My Vaccine Pass

Open hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (3pm is the last enrolment time)

Christmas and New Year Holiday

Christmas and New Year Holiday

This Christmas and New Year, we will be closed during this period, 2021-2022 for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa;

Last workday 2021: Friday 17 December

First workday 2022: Monday 10 January

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your families.

Kuldeep Kaur

Kuldeep Kaur

My name is Kuldeep Kaur. I have been living in NZ for almost 10 years and I am Indian. Punjabi is my mother tongue and I also speak Hindi, English and Sanskrit. I learnt some English at school and I came to DynaSpeak to improve my English level. I am in Level-5 academic. My learning experience at DynaSpeak is different from other institutes. The teacher is very good at explaining content and has a good grasp of the subject. As a result, I have gained new English skills. I identified my key mistakes and improved some of them with the help of a teacher and I also learnt New Zealand culture and slang. I plan to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE). To do this I need to sit the IELTS exam and I am already preparing for it. I like the effective teaching methods used at DynaSpeak and the friendly and supportive staff.

Labour Day Public Holiday!

Labour Day Public Holiday!

No classes on Monday 25th OCTOBER.

DynaSpeak online classes will resume as usual at all sites on Tuesday 26th October.

Happy students from New Lynn campus

Happy students from New Lynn campus

During the Auckland lockdown, DynaSpeak face-to-face classes changed into online classes.

All NZCEL students are studying hard and we have amazing participation. We are very proud of DynaSpeak NZCEL students.

Semester Break

Semester Break

Reminder: Next week is Break Week. There will be no NZCEL classes from Monday 4th October – Friday 8th October. Classes will start again on Monday 11th October.

Please take the opportunity to relax and spend time with others in your bubble.

 

Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving

 

Daylight Saving Time starts 26th September 2021

REMEMBER TO RE-SET YOUR CLOCKS

Spring Forward will start this weekend, so before you go to bed on Saturday, 25th September remember to put your clocks forward an hour!

(i.e. 2 am Sunday the 26th will be 3 am Sunday)

(i.e. 2 am Rātapu te 26th – 3 am te Rātapu)

COVID-19 - Our Response

COVID-19 - Our Response

Important update: All DynaSpeak Tauira

https://www.twoa.ac.nz/hononga-stay-connected/covid-19

 

 

News update

News update

Important Message: All DynaSpeak Tauira

Auckland moves to COVID Alert Level 4 at 11:59pm tonight Tuesday 17th August.  All DynaSpeak classes will move Online on Thursday 19th August and will take place at the usual time. There will be no face to face classes at any DynaSpeak site until at least next Wednesday 25th August. This information will be updated as further information becomes available.

Further information about the situation, alert levels and things you need to know about COVID-19 can be found here.

Shiyana Zubair

Shiyana Zubair

My name is Mohamed Zubair Sithy Shiyana (Shiyana Zubair), and I am from Sri Lanka. I have been living in NZ for four years. My mother tongue is Tamil and I can speak Sinhala as well. I knew some English before I arrived in New Zealand, perhaps from my family background and I did my university education in English. I heard that DynaSpeak is a good place to learn English and I am learning Level 4 Academic. My learning experience at DynaSpeak is quite different. Here I find well equipped class-rooms and well prepared teaching – learning lessons, which help the students to learn. Gradually, my English vocabulary and writing are improving. Also, I have learnt a lot about NZ. My long-term goal is to become a teacher and I will try to do a diploma in teaching at any university. I would like to mention that all the staff are very kind and helpful, and my teacher is awesome.

DynaSpeak moves all NZCEL programmes online during COVID – 19 Lockdown 2020

DynaSpeak moves all NZCEL programmes online during COVID – 19 Lockdown 2020

When the government announced New Zealand had to move to full lockdown on March 25th 2020 to protect the population from the highly contagious COVID – 19 virus, DynaSpeak was able to quickly move all its classes online. This transition was possible because every NZCEL programme already had an online component, familiar to students as “DynaSpeak Online”. Now the teachers have added new elements so that DynaSpeak Online Plus enables all the NZCEL programmes to be 100% online.

Teachers working in online teams have been busy creating new interactive resources, posting weekly videos, meeting with classes in Google Meets, and making sure individual students are managing with the new ways of doing things. DynaSpeak’s Academic and IT support have provided guidance to teachers in an all-out team effort.

Students have been able to meet with their teachers face to face online or communicate via online chat, to discuss any questions about homework or class tasks. They’ve also been able to discuss any issues with unfamiliar technology and have been enjoying working together with their classmates in the new online ‘Classrooms’.

Teachers say students are motivated to learn and have enjoyed being able to maintain their learning process during the weeks of lockdown. All New Zealanders are adjusting to a changed world, and DynaSpeak students have shown they are ready for the challenge.

Tatiana Silva

Tatiana Silva

My name is Tatiana Silva. I’m originally from Colombia, my mother language is Spanish and I have been living in NZ for around 9 years. I knew the basic things in English before arriving in NZ and I learned English at college and university, but I never had much practice. DynaSpeak was recommended to me by some friends and they caught my attention to improve my English and I’m learning 4 Academic. My experience in DynaSpeak has been different, the methodology is very different from the courses I had taken in other places since they were based on the units of a book and only about grammar. It did not go beyond that. Knowing English has increased my knowledge about how to get a good job and improved my English skills, which help in my business in general. What I have learned is valuable and it has created many opportunities. My long-term goal is to finish my studies in DynaSpeak Level 5. I want to get my certificate to go to university and continue my studies. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the hard work put in by each one of the teachers. The methodology is a bit strict, which makes everyone take these courses seriously. In each course you acquire a good foundation for your future studies.