TEFL course and TEFL Jobs in New Zealand
Known as the land of the long white cloud in Maori,
New Zealand has earned itself a reputation for having one
of the highest standards of education in the developed world.
It’s also known for being one of the most geographically
diverse and beautiful countries in the world. Students that
choose to take their TEFL qualification here usually do
so for two main reasons.
Firstly, New Zealand is an ideal place to gain an internationally
recognised qualification if you are hoping to teach either
English at one of its many private language schools or high
schools that enroll international students, or ESL in one
of the country’s many Polytechnics, Institutes of
Technology or seven excellent universities. Secondly, and
the most popular option, is to visit new Zealand for the
many heart-pumping adventure activities for which it is
famous: bungy-jumping, jet-boating, white-water rafting,
surfing, heli-skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering are
just some of the adrenaline-fuelled activities available.
Picking up an internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL qualification
at the same time is the cream on the cake.
Often those that come to New Zealand for fun, adventure
and education fly onwards to diverse worldwide locations
in order to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages,
once they have graduated: popular destinations include Thailand,
China, S. Korea, Japan, the Middle East, South America,
Europe and developed Western countries.
As a native English-speaking destination, New Zealand offers
a working holiday visa scheme. If you are 18-30 years of
age you may be able to work and earn money for up to one
year in a variety of work areas including, of course, TEFL,
ESL or TESOL. During a Working
Holiday in New Zealand, you are required to change jobs
every 13 weeks or so, but the English Language Teaching
job market is geared to this, and schools welcome the refreshing
input from teachers who only stay for a short time. For
Visa information, please go to the New Zealand Government's
New Zealand" site.