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New Zealand Language Centres (NZLC)


New Zealand Language Centres (NZLC)

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TECSOL plus Cambridge TKT (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages plus Teaching Knowledge Test)

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Level of study:
English Language
Tuition fees:
5 weeks
Start date: February-2020
New Zealand Language Centres (NZLC)
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NZLC TECSOL is an intensive 5 week teacher training course for non-native English speakers where students study both the theory and practice of English Language Teaching to children aged between 6 and 12 years old. This NZQA approved course is based on best practice in communicative language teaching and includes peer teaching as well as a visit to a local primary school. It also prepares students for the TKT YL module 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. 5 peer-teaching sessions with written and oral feedback and 3 assessed written tasks and homework. Performance reports from trainers and supported study time. TKT Young Learner module preparation. Work placement / work experience support provided and opportunities to work as a teacher aide at NZLC. Pre-course task provided. A primary school visit and lesson observations. Library visit to learn about their literacy support programmes. The TECSOL course includes: Roles of teachers and learners; developing language and skills teaching; using puppets in the classroom; lesson planning; using drama, songs, and music in the classroom; storytelling techniques; using games to motivate and learn; discipline and classroom management for young learners; developing resources, activities and creating varied lessons; testing and assessing young learners. Age: 18+ years. Levels: Upper-Intermediate (B2) to Advanced (C1) or IELTS 5.0 or FCE pass. Course Starts: Every 10 weeks.


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