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English Schools Look for Attractive Ways to Lure International Students
Students from non-English speaking countries often require developing their English language capabilities before they can study further. Some need special training to start work in New Zealand or any other place where English is the mode of communication.
But foreigners often don’t only study in New Zealand. Many enrol in institutes to have fun and entertainments as well. There are study tours that don’t involve mundane class-room curriculum but help students to mingle with people, enjoy themselves, and learn few other skills as well. If you want to pick up English teaching skills, you can also take part in tutorial cum workshops.
English schools are open to students of all age-groups. There can be young learners or college students who want to study further at a university and need to participate in English for academic purposes. There are skilled people also who study Business English to improve their communication in business.
For all students, there are outdoor trips, such as entertainment tours to the zoo, shopping malls, museum, or theme parks. There are tours to help students learn a different skill altogether, such as skiing, horse-riding, and similar activities. Often, students are allowed to work for the family as Demi Pair and interact with the homestay family throughout the evening.
The idea for all these tours and excursions is to introduce New Zealand culture and mannerisms. The students also learn interpersonal skills as well. College students studying English are also allowed to select a list of activities from the activity list. These may include sightseeing or taking part in workshops as well.
Preparatory Courses apart from English
Many English schools in New Zealand offer General English along with certain special subjects, such as high school subjects. Once students complete these courses, they get a suitable recommendation letter for admissions to the high schools. In the mornings, the students study English while they study specialized courses, such as Geography, History, or Science in the afternoon.
Teacher Training Courses just for English Teachers
If you are from a non-English speaking country but gearing up to become a professional English teacher, you can do so easily by taking up certain courses offered at English schools in New Zealand.
These courses have certain qualifying conditions. Those who consider these courses are students with a good knowledge in English but no teaching background. Some students may be also teaching English but don’t have a formal qualification for it.
The programs include:
- CELTA -- Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- TESOL -- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- TECSOL -- Teaching English to Child Speakers of Other Languages
English schools are not class-room programs only. They can be outdoor and entertaining programs or courses which offer practical work experience as well. As an international student, you can stay under pastoral care of the institute and enjoy secured and friendly environment to study.