The Language Fuel Resource Room, New Zealand's only specialty language learning and teaching resources store, is a boutique business owned and operated by Joanna Smith, with the assistance from her capable team. In particular, you're likely to see a note from Maria when you open your package from the Resource Room. 

Language Fuel Joanna Smith

Joanna is a passionate linguist, and taught languages and linguistics for over a decade in the tertiary sector. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally. Through Language Fuel, she's combining her linguistic and business expertise.

Maria speaks three languages natively, studies a fourth to an advanced level, and has high-school level knowledge of a fifth.

More than just book sales!
Anyone can sell books. And we recognise you have a choice of suppliers. When you engage with us, you have at your fingertips the combined expertise gained from years of language teaching and learning. The Language Fuel Resource Room team is uniquely qualified to assess current resources, and advise on which ones will meet your needs. Let us share the thinking load, so you can focus on your other priorities.

We can serve you anywhere.
The Language Fuel office is located in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland. Our stock is here, and we're happy to welcome you with a hot cup of tea to chat about your particular needs. But we're mainly an online business. We're happy to communicate with you via the website, email or phone, and we'll ship the resources right to your school or home.  

More than just a bookstore!
As well as supplying resources, the wider Language Fuel team is keen to partner with language departments and language schools to ensure they remain at the top of their game. Under the umbrella, the team are developing online resources such as podcasts, blogs, and courses for professional development.

Have you seen our library of online courses for language learners and teachers?For a small monthly membership fee, you can access all of the courses, and join our exclusive Facebook group to get support from the Language Fuel team and other members. See  

Please also browse the main Language Fuel website at