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Bay Learning Academy - Learn to Teach English as a Second Language


Learn to Teach English as a Second or Other Language in New Zealand

Bay Learning Academy is offering a TESOL course in in their Academy in Mt Maunganui (Bay of Plenty). The course offers a theoretical and practical insight into teaching approaches and methods, and the structural, lexical and phonological aspects of English and provides an array of helpful ideas, techniques and activities for students at different levels. The programme is communicative, interactive and also includes handouts and lesson materials.

The course is for trainees with or without classroom experience to develop their skills to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL). Trainees should ideally have a entry level qualifications for University study and be at least 20 years of age. Teachers can be either native or non-native speakers of English.

The course is 120 hours long and is scheduled over a duration of 4 weeks (20 days). Each day consists of input sessions, as well as the opportunity to practice teaching skills in class. However, timing is flexible and can be arranged into a number of shorter courses and seminars both during the week and on weekends. Each course session and seminar lasts for 90 minutes with adequate time for breaks and refreshment throughout the day.

You will receive a level 4 or 5 accredited certificate at the end of your course, plus a written report on your achievements.

There are two 4 week Full-time courses per year and two 8 week part-time ones. Smaller courses and seminars can be arranged for groups. 

2022 dates: 7th February - 14th April 2022 Tesol 10 weeks
                    3 evenings a week
                    1st August - 7th October 2022 Tesol 10 weeks 
                    3 evenings a week
                    2nd May - 24th June 2022 TESOL 8 weeks
                    3 days a week
                    10th October - 9th December 2022 TESOL 8 weeks
                    3 days a week

Please Note: TESOL can be either NZQA Level 5 or Level 4, while TECSOL is only NZQA Level 4.

Entry Requirements:Level 5 in IELTS or equivalent testing system (or native speaker)

Tuition fee for 2022
The price is 2,700 NZ$ only.
For an TECSOL addition you pay 800 NZ$ 

Accommodation (homestay including food) can be arranged for 230 NZ$ per week (excludig a one-off placement fee of 195 NZ$.

What is TESOL?

As you may already know, TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and encompasses what used to be called TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).

Generally, TEFL emphasises aspects of teaching English in countries where English is not widely used in daily life, such as Russia, China, France and Brazil.

The term TESL tends to emphasise the needs of learners who will use English in their daily lives, in addition to their mother-tongue. In many countries, such as Zambia and India for example, English is used as an official language in government, in business, in newspapers, TV and radio as well as being the main medium of educational instruction in schools and colleges, as well as universities.

The acronym TESOL encompasses both TESL and TEFL and is very widely used around the world.

Good teachers of English, whether they are TESOL, TEFL or TESL-qualified, adapt their teaching methods, their expectations of students, their teaching materials and their classroom activities to their local environment and the needs of their learners.

The demand for teachers with training in TESOL is very high around the world, and schools and colleges in many areas are urgently looking for native speakers and non-native speakers with high-level English language skills.

Work or Internship afterwards: Bay Learning Academy can assist in looking for a training period or internship after the course with language institutes in New Zealand or several Asian countries. 

Please inform us if you are interested by writing to StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail