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English for Teaching - TESOL (TKT)

English for Teaching - TESOL (TKT) is designed to enhance students’ English language ability and provide the teaching skills required to become a communicative teacher of English. No prior teaching experience is required.

Our 10-week course offers numerous advantages over more traditional shorter 4 or 5-week TKT TESOL programmes:

  • More focus on your own language development in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and speaking
  • More time to prepare for the TKT exams and greater chance of success

Course length
10 weeks; 200 hours

Entry requirements
To be eligible for English for Teaching – TESOL (TKT), students need to meet the following English language entry requirements:

Minimum Upper Intermediate level (CEFR level B2) as determined by an ELA test or
An Academic IELTS test result with the following band score: 5.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in writing*

* the IELTS score must have been issued within 12 months of the course commencement date

If you don't have a valid IELTS test result, you can apply as follows:
Step 1
Take the online level test (this will determine if you are Upper-Intermediate level)
Step 2
Contact the Course Coordinator. You will then receive an application form together with further instructions and a Writing test, which should be hand-written, scanned, and submitted.
Step 3
The Course Coordinator will contact you for a telephone interview. You will be notified after the interview whether you have been offered a place on the course.

Please note that this course will run subject to a minimum number of students

2017 TKT Tests

To apply, please complete the TKT test application form and submit together with a copy of your passport, in person, at:
ELA Reception, Level 5, 67 Symonds Street, Auckland

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