Short English teacher training certifications at NZLC

CELTA is your passport to working overseas!

Finlay Callender-Wood from the UK is on a gap year traveling the world. While in New Zealand, he decided to take the Cambridge CELTA teacher training course with plans to use his new skills and certification to teach English overseas at his destination!

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is awarded by Cambridge ESOL and is run through our Auckland Campus.

A traveler's review of NZLC’s Cambridge CELTA course

My CELTA course at NZLC has been the most worthwhile thing I've done on my travels. I learnt so much in 5 weeks and saw a massive improvement on my own key skills and weaknesses.

The course was intense but the 5-week structure (4 days a week) allowed an extra day for study and preparation time which felt like a necessity! Before the course I wouldn't think that I could teach a classroom of adult learners English Language. Now post completion, I feel competent to teach learners of all levels. I would definitely recommend this course to a friend interested in teaching!

Photo of Fin CELTA August Course

NZLC is a great place to do a course like CELTA. The tutors who guide you through the course are exceptionally helpful and genuinely friendly. All the permanent staff there from the teachers to the director of studies are welcoming and offered me help numerous times when I seemed lost. The facilities at NZLC were good, plenty of resources for study and teaching from. The kitchen, toilet and classroom are presentable and well kept. Overall NZLC is a professional and welcoming place and I will miss studying and teaching there. I couldn’t recommend anywhere but NZLC for a friend to study CELTA in New Zealand!

Thinking of teaching English overseas? Look into our teaching course!

NZLC will run all of its CELTA courses as a 5 week programme in 2014 instead of 4 weeks. This gives students the opportunity to use each Friday as a study day and for lesson planning. Some students choose to come in and study at the school where the trainers are on hand to support you and answer your questions.

To apply to learn how to teach English overseas, fill out this form and send it back to us.

For more information check out our CELTA information pack.

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