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) Please find more information:  


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







Lesson 1
8:30 – 10:00
School Orientation (for new entry students only) Presentations: First Lesson (name & song activities)
Presentations: Classroom Language
Kindergarten Practice Presentations:

Course orientation: learn about the course and what you will do.

Introduction to resources.

Kindy Visit #1
Lesson 2
10:15 – 12:00
First lesson Song and activities Kindy Visit reflection and feedback School graduation Assembly

Lunch break

12:00 – 12:30

Lesson 3
12:30 – 14:00
Ages & Stages of Child Development YL / HYL YL Songs Theory and activities Numbers YL/HYL How to teach (including songs + activities) – 1st assignment talk
Classroom Language
How to teach/activities
Presentation preparation Presentation preparation Kindergarten visit  preparation Presentation preparation -13:30- J-Shine
(lesson for Japanese students)

Self Study: Preparation time

14:00 – 17:00


Class size
Maximum 15. Average 8-10

Course length:
TESOL course: Five weeks

Start dates :

11 May
7 September
19 October

2020 Fees