TESOL* Course (Practical Teaching)
& Cambridge TKT

(*Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Full-time four or five-week course (23 hrs/wk)

This course is for non-native speakers who want to have teaching experience. These courses include input seminars on language teaching methodology, observation of experienced teachers, peer teaching and language development at higher level.  (Sample timetable)

Course Dates

Year Start End TKT Test (Monday)
2016 (5-week course)  23 May  24 Jun  27 Jun
2016 (5-week course)  11 Jul  12 Aug  15 Aug
2016 (5-week course)  7 Nov  9 Dec  12 Dec
2017 (4-week course)  29 May  23 Jun  26 Jun
2017 (4-week course)  24 Jul  18 Aug  21 Aug
2017 (4-week course)  20 Nov  15 Dec  18 Dec


What will I learn on the TESOL Course?

This aims to help non-native-speaker English language teachers explore ways of teaching language and developing language skills with learners.

Practice Teaching
You will put into practice and experiment with teaching methods in the group. You will do this with your classmates and real students. These sessions will be observed by a tutor who will give you feedback.

Lesson Observation
You will have an opportunity to observe Languages International teachers working with learners and discuss your observations with a tutor afterwards.

Language Development
The language development sessions will be aimed at a higher level. Some sessions will examine the way grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and discourse inter-connect, while others will focus on the language skills development of participants.

Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)
If you follow our TESOL course, you will be able to sit the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) on the Monday after your course ends.  Our TESOL syllabus prepares you for the exam and we will provide you with supplementary material as extra help. It is not obligatory to do Cambridge TKT – you can choose – but it makes sense to get 2 certificates from the one course. For more detailed information on Cambridge TKT, see here.

What else do I need to know?

Language Level
The course is aimed at non-native speakers who are at upper intermediate and advanced level.

Candidates will be evaluated on their language use and teaching skills. Those who choose to do Cambridge TKT Modules will sit three 80-minute tests.

Special Groups
It is possible to organise a TESOL Course for special groups at different times of the year. This means we can tailor the course to the group’s needs. Contact us at info@languages.ac.nz if you would like further information and a member of our marketing team will be in touch with you.

What does the TESOL Course offer me?

  • An opportunity to explore English language teaching issues
  • Practical ideas that you can use in the classroom
  • Opportunities to put what you learn on the course into practice
  • A chance to exchange ideas about English language teaching
  • Lessons that focus on teaching young learners
  • Development of your language through a focus on language systems and skills
  • A Languages International Certificate that records your achievement on the course.
  • The opportunity to sit the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Modules Exam.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approval

The TESOL Course (Practical Teaching) is recognised as being worth 12 credit points at level 5.

How can I enrol?

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Course fees 2016 / 2017

TESOL Course (Practical Teaching) 
NZ$455 per week.  There is also a once-only NZ$210 Registration Fee and from 2017 onward a once-only NZ$85 Materials Fee.

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Cambridge TKT examination fee
Modules 1 – 3: NZ $220

What do our TESOL graduates say?

Read what past TESOL students say about the course.

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