Teaching English to speakers of other languages + TKT Preparation

Why study TESOL at NZLC?
NZLC TESOL is an intensive 6 week teacher training course for non-native English speakers where students study both the theory and practice of English language teaching to adults. This NZQA approved course is based on best practice in communicative language teaching and includes peer teaching as well as assessed teaching with real students. It also prepares students for the TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 awarded by Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications. The course is suitable for people who would like to teach English but have not started yet or who are already teaching and would like a formal qualification.

•    Taught by highly experienced and qualified teacher trainers.
•    NZQA Level 4 approved course completion certificate.
•    2 assessed written assignments.
•    5 observed peer teaching practice sessions with oral and written feedback from course trainers.
•    Invite your friends to attend your final lesson on the course (optional)
•    Performance reports from trainers and tutor supported study time.
•    TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 Preparation.
•    Work placement/work experience support provided
•    Pre-course task provided.

Choose your programme!

NZLC has a wide range of quality English programmes including General EnglishIELTSBusiness EnglishCambridgePathway ProgrammeYoung Learners CoursesEnglish Teacher Training, and Group Study Tours.

Below, you can see the full level and course chart. This will give you an idea of the courses available to suit your level of English.

Beginner: Can understand simple statements and requests within very familiar situations and can respond in short, learnt phrases or words.

Elementary (A1): Can understand and use very basic language on some personal topics.

Pre-Intermediate (A2): Can understand and use simple language on a range of personal topics and in relation to daily needs.

Intermediate 1 (B1): Can understand and use language related to personal or common every day topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics such as experiences, giving and asking for opinions, and agreeing and disagreeing politely.

Intermediate 2 (B1+): Can understand and more confidently use language related to familiar topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics in greater detail, such as experiences, hopes and plans for the future.

Upper Intermediate (B2): Can understand the main ideas of complex language on a range of concrete and abstract topics, and participate in conversations with native speakers without communication breaking down.

Advanced (C1): Can understand almost everything heard and read, and express ideas and information clearly, precisely and fluently on a full range of complex topics.

English Levels A1-C1 refer to the levels on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


•    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.

TESOL (Afternoon Class)
LevelsUpper Intermediate (B2) to Advanced (C1) or IELTS 5.0/B2 First (FCE) Pass
Entry TestYes – TESOL information and application tasks
Length6 weeks
Time13:45 – 18:30
TypeFull Time (20 hrs/wk)
Course Dates 2023*26 Jun – 4 Aug
Course Dates 2024*8 Jan – 16 Feb/ 24 Jun – 2 Aug
TKT Exam Date5 Aug (2023) and 17 Feb/ 3 Aug (2024)
Class Size12 (average) 16 (maximum)

*Minimum student numbers required.





Jinyoung Kim, Korea.

“Thanks to my NZLC TESOL Course, I got a job as an English teacher in Korea. My NZLC teachers helped me and encouraged me a lot and I will never forget them”

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