(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages + Teaching Knowledge Test)

A great career step for your future.


Course Information

* See course calendar for course start dates
** Minimum number of students required

  • Taught by highly experienced and qualified teacher trainers
  • NZQA Level 4 approved course completion certificate
  •  2 Assessed written assignments
  • 4 Observed peer teaching practice sessions with oral and written feedback from course trainers
  • 1 Formally assessed final lesson with current NZLC students
  • Performance reports from trainers and tutor supported study time
  • TKT Modules 1,2 and 3 Preparation
  • Work placement / work experience support provided and opportunities to work as a Teacher Aide at NZLC
  • Pre-course task provided

Key Features of the course:

  • Roles of teachers and learners
  • Language and skills teaching
  • Learner styles
  • Background to language learning and teaching
  • Language awareness for teaching purposes
  • Lesson planning and resource development
  • Managing the classroom
  • TKT Preparation

Cambridge English (University of Cambridge) Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

TKT is a test that focuses on the teaching knowledge needed by English language teachers. It is divided into separate modules and you will receive a certificate for each one completed.

TKT has been developed for people who:

  • Would like to teach English but have not yet started teaching
  • Are already teaching, but would like to take an internationally recognised qualification to gain formal recognition for their experience
  • Want to enhance their career opportunities by broadening their teaching experience into specialist areas
  • Want to keep their teaching skills up to date

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