Auckland English Academy
Auckland English Academy

For pre-school or primary teachers with English as a second language

TESOL Course for Non-native Speaker Teachers of English

AEA TESOL is an intensive 5-week course for non-native English speakers who wish to teach English to pre- and primary-school-aged children in their home country. The course is interactive and practical covering topics such as: child development, lesson stages and the use of songs, games and stories. Students make resources such as flashcards, storybooks and worksheets and give presentations in the TESOL classrooms, as well as mini-lessons at kindergartens and primary schools.



  • Tesol course certificate
  • J-shine (Optional – for Japanese student only)


Be able to

  • Work as a language teacher or assistant language teacher in your country



  • Theory and practice of teaching English to young learners
  • How to plan a lesson
  • How to teach reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • How to engage young learners
  • How to teach using songs, games and activities
  • How to make and use teaching resources


Learn by

  • Working in groups, pairs and individually
  • Participating in teacher led activities
  • Reading articles and completing worksheets
  • Watching model lessons
  • Developing your own resources
  • Teaching practice lessons to your classmates
  • Teaching children in an early childhood centre



  • Authentic materials
  • Authentic experiences
  • Your own resources


** Sample Timetable

Time Table






8.30 – 9.00 

Self directed study 

9.30-School orientation and tour. (For new-entry students only) Presentation preparation Prepare an introduction and activity for your song(J-SHINE Japanese student) Kindergarten Practice Presentation Preparation
Lesson 1  

9.00 – 10.30  

Orientation Learn about the course and what you will do. Introduction to resources and the multi-media centre First lesson presentation Name ActivitySong Activity HYLClassroom language presentations Present and discuss Kindergarten Visit and feedback Song Presentations YL Feedback

10.30 – 10.45  Break

Lesson 2 

10.45 – 12.00  

YL- the first lesson Songs and activities Present and discuss Ages and stages of children’s development Lesson stages NumbersYL/HYL How to teach (including songs + activities) Numbers Presentations HLYL Songs Feedback Assembly

12.00-1.00 Lunch

Lesson 3


Classroom Management Visit Look Sharp YL and HLYL Classroom Language Activities to teach classroom language Kindergarten Visits

Useful English and what to expect. Kindy presentation practice

HLYL & YL Songs Theory and Activities HLYL Vocabulary HLYL Vocabulary Theory and Activities

Self directed learning

Prepare Presentations Prepare Presentations Kindy Practice Presentation Preparation Review all materials from this week


Class size
Maximum 15. Average 8-10

Course length:
TESOL course: Five weeks

Start dates :

12 Feb
21 May
23 Jul
10 Sep
29 Oct

2018 Fees

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