This is an internationally recognised qualification, of which successful completion enables you to teach English to speakers of other languages anywhere in the world.
It is the first step towards an English language teaching career. It includes basic language teaching methodology and provides you with a foundation understanding of how languages work.
The transferable skills acquired on this course provide an excellent preparation for teaching any language to non-native speakers. These skills are also extremely beneficial in any business context where presentations need to be given and where teaching of processes and methods may be required. It is an invaluable tool for those seeking an international career in teaching the English language to children and adults.
This course can be taken as part of the TESOL and Language Studies major in the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies, but can also be completed as a stand-alone 10-week course (5 weeks of distance learning, 5 weeks on campus).
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in any language school in the world
- Teaching ESOL in ESOL departments in schools in New Zealand
- Teaching ESOL in high schools and primary schools in an international context
- Teaching any language to non-native speakers
- Running language programmes in schools and tertiary institutes
- Writing ESOL materials
- Training staff in any business context
There are two parts to the course, the first being a distance education component, the second an on-campus course. The distance education component consists of a series of study guides with accompanying tasks based on the three set texts. Trainees must complete this extramural study before the start of the on-campus programme. The on-campus component is a five-week intensive course in which the syllabus is covered by a series of lectures, seminars and workshops. Teaching practice is integrated by relating the course components to practical teaching of various ESOL classes.
- Be at least eighteen years old.
- Have a good standard of education to at least the equivalent of New Zealand University Entrance.
- Have English language competence equivalent to a native speaker (a band score of 7.5 in IELTS or Trinity College London Grade 10 in spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages or the equivalent).
- Complete a language awareness task and be available if required for interview.
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