Teach English in New Zealand

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Kirsten Colquhoun
July 18, 2023

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Introduction
Teaching Opportunities
Teaching Requirements
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Why Teach English in New Zealand

New Zealand is the land where time stood still, and it is obvious why. Its spectacular natural beauty boasts volcanoes, fjords, mountain ranges, forests, and beaches. The fact that it only has about 4.5 million inhabitants means that it is a land of wide-open spaces, peace and quiet, and a lot of sheep!

New Zealand is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoorsy types, but also for those just looking for somewhere a bit off the beaten track. From bungee jumping, sky diving, and abseiling to whale watching, stargazing, and thermal spas, New Zealand really has something for everyone. It boasts an impressive wine region of 120 vineyards and its Pacific Rim cuisine is unique – sampling the seafood, lamb, and cheese is a must for any foodie.

New Zealand is a melting pot of cultural activities. Her history is an interesting mix of British colonialism and traditional Maori, while more recently, Australian, Asian and European cultures have influenced modern-day New Zealand. This cultural mix has resulted in enough museums, art galleries, and performance events to satisfy even the most enthusiastic cultural tourists.

Sheep really do rule New Zealand with an estimated 9 sheep per person in the country, the highest sheep-to-person ratio in the world. It’s estimated in general only 5% of the living population in New Zealand is human, highlighting the population of wildlife across the country.

Away from sheep, New Zealand uses a lot of its vast green landscape for golf. With more than 400 golf courses across the North and South islands, New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than any other country around the world!

In fact, over one-third of New Zealand is protected by the Government to be preserved and untouched, allowing the country to maintain the stunning scenery and national parks.

Rugby is the national sport of New Zealand, and they are exceptionally good at it. New Zealand won the first-ever Rugby World Cup in 1987.

Water sports are extremely popular in New Zealand as well as other extreme sports. If you love surfing there’s more than 120 km of coastline to enjoy. New Zealand is also home to the first-ever bungee jump venue, on the South Island in a popular place called Queenstown.

Teaching Opportunities In New Zealand

New Zealand may not be first on the list for most TEFL teachers but if magnificent landscapes, a relaxed atmosphere, and a well-established TEFL environment are what you are looking for, then consider New Zealand: the home of Tolkien’s Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand regularly features very highly in the world ranking for education systems, so education is very important and teachers are well respected. Even though New Zealand is an English-speaking country, the TEFL industry is well-developed thanks to the many Asian learners who decide to visit New Zealand to learn English.

Most teaching opportunities are in the bigger cities of Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington, but there are a few more remote opportunities too. While there are a few language schools to work at, many schools need teachers for summer camps for Asian schoolchildren. A degree is not required but is preferred.

Schools don’t provide accommodation or flights but will be able to help you to get settled. The New Zealanders are famed for their generosity – just make sure to support the All Blacks!

Teaching Requirements In New Zealand

Teaching English in New Zealand offers an incredible opportunity for educators to explore the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of this Pacific nation.

A degree is not typically required, making it accessible for aspiring teachers from various backgrounds. The typical contract length for English teaching positions in New Zealand is usually monthly, allowing for flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Peak hiring seasons occur in January, June, and November, providing favourable times to secure teaching positions. For those interested in teaching English in New Zealand, the Working Holiday Visa is a common option to obtain the necessary work authorization. English teachers can expect to work with a diverse range of students, including both students and professionals, creating a dynamic and engaging teaching environment.

The average monthly cost of living in New Zealand ranges from 1,300 to 1,550 NZD, ensuring a reasonable standard of living. Moreover, English teachers can anticipate an average monthly salary between 3,350 and 5,000 NZD, depending on their qualifications and experience.

Teaching English in New Zealand not only provides an opportunity to share language skills but also offers a chance to explore the country’s breathtaking landscapes, experience its unique Maori culture, and embrace the welcoming Kiwi lifestyle.

Start Your TEFL Journey With The TEFL Academy

Great! You’re in the right place. The TEFL Academy provides the very best in accredited TEFL courses, meaning your qualification is recognised throughout the world. The TEFL Academy is the world’s leading TEFL course provider. We can help you acquire the skills needed to teach English as a foreign language. Check out our TEFL internships, volunteer placements and the thousands of jobs on our exclusive TEFL jobs board.

Contents

Why Teach English in New Zealand

New Zealand is the land where time stood still, and it is obvious why. Its spectacular natural beauty boasts volcanoes, fjords, mountain ranges, forests, and beaches. The fact that it only has about 4.5 million inhabitants means that it is a land of wide-open spaces, peace and quiet, and a lot of sheep!

New Zealand is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoorsy types, but also for those just looking for somewhere a bit off the beaten track. From bungee jumping, sky diving, and abseiling to whale watching, stargazing, and thermal spas, New Zealand really has something for everyone. It boasts an impressive wine region of 120 vineyards and its Pacific Rim cuisine is unique – sampling the seafood, lamb, and cheese is a must for any foodie.

New Zealand is a melting pot of cultural activities. Her history is an interesting mix of British colonialism and traditional Maori, while more recently, Australian, Asian and European cultures have influenced modern-day New Zealand. This cultural mix has resulted in enough museums, art galleries, and performance events to satisfy even the most enthusiastic cultural tourists.

Sheep really do rule New Zealand with an estimated 9 sheep per person in the country, the highest sheep-to-person ratio in the world. It’s estimated in general only 5% of the living population in New Zealand is human, highlighting the population of wildlife across the country.

Away from sheep, New Zealand uses a lot of its vast green landscape for golf. With more than 400 golf courses across the North and South islands, New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than any other country around the world!

In fact, over one-third of New Zealand is protected by the Government to be preserved and untouched, allowing the country to maintain the stunning scenery and national parks.

Rugby is the national sport of New Zealand, and they are exceptionally good at it. New Zealand won the first-ever Rugby World Cup in 1987.

Water sports are extremely popular in New Zealand as well as other extreme sports. If you love surfing there’s more than 120 km of coastline to enjoy. New Zealand is also home to the first-ever bungee jump venue, on the South Island in a popular place called Queenstown.

Teaching Opportunities In New Zealand

New Zealand may not be first on the list for most TEFL teachers but if magnificent landscapes, a relaxed atmosphere, and a well-established TEFL environment are what you are looking for, then consider New Zealand: the home of Tolkien’s Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand regularly features very highly in the world ranking for education systems, so education is very important and teachers are well respected. Even though New Zealand is an English-speaking country, the TEFL industry is well-developed thanks to the many Asian learners who decide to visit New Zealand to learn English.

Most teaching opportunities are in the bigger cities of Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington, but there are a few more remote opportunities too. While there are a few language schools to work at, many schools need teachers for summer camps for Asian schoolchildren. A degree is not required but is preferred.

Schools don’t provide accommodation or flights but will be able to help you to get settled. The New Zealanders are famed for their generosity – just make sure to support the All Blacks!

Teaching Requirements In New Zealand

Teaching English in New Zealand offers an incredible opportunity for educators to explore the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of this Pacific nation.

A degree is not typically required, making it accessible for aspiring teachers from various backgrounds. The typical contract length for English teaching positions in New Zealand is usually monthly, allowing for flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Peak hiring seasons occur in January, June, and November, providing favourable times to secure teaching positions. For those interested in teaching English in New Zealand, the Working Holiday Visa is a common option to obtain the necessary work authorization. English teachers can expect to work with a diverse range of students, including both students and professionals, creating a dynamic and engaging teaching environment.

The average monthly cost of living in New Zealand ranges from 1,300 to 1,550 NZD, ensuring a reasonable standard of living. Moreover, English teachers can anticipate an average monthly salary between 3,350 and 5,000 NZD, depending on their qualifications and experience.

Teaching English in New Zealand not only provides an opportunity to share language skills but also offers a chance to explore the country’s breathtaking landscapes, experience its unique Maori culture, and embrace the welcoming Kiwi lifestyle.

Start Your TEFL Journey With The TEFL Academy

Great! You’re in the right place. The TEFL Academy provides the very best in accredited TEFL courses, meaning your qualification is recognised throughout the world. The TEFL Academy is the world’s leading TEFL course provider. We can help you acquire the skills needed to teach English as a foreign language. Check out our TEFL internships, volunteer placements and the thousands of jobs on our exclusive TEFL jobs board.

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