TESOL Course (also known as TEFL)

We have graduates teaching in Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Vietnam, China and Brazil as well as around New Zealand. Come and gain your passport to travel!
Level 4 and Level 5 available.

Course Introduction

The Bay Learning Academy teacher education course offers a series of professional development seminars for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course offers a theoretical and practical insight into teaching approaches and methods, and the structural, lexical and phonological aspects of English and provides an array of helpful ideas, techniques and activities for students at different levels. The programme is communicative, interactive and also includes handouts and lesson materials.

TESOL and TECSOL Courses for 2019

Start Date Course Duration Days
7th January TESOL 4 weeks 5 days a week
4th February TESOL 10 weeks 3 evenings a week
29th April TESOL 8 weeks 3 days a week
22nd July TESOL 4 weeks 5 days a week
14th October TESOL 8 weeks 3 days a week

TESOL - $2,700
TECSOL Add-on - $800

Please Note: TESOL can be either NZQA Level 5 or Level 4, while TECSOL is only NZQA Level 4.

Job Placement assistance

On graduation we can assist you with job placements in China, South Korea, Russia and Thailand. We are building this list of connections. Ask about other countries that may interest you.

Some of our TESOL graduates

Where are they now?
What did they think of our course?

Teaching in Bir
  • Teaching in Bir, India.
    Where I was teaching was actually in a small Tibetan village called Bir which is essentially in the foothill of the Himalayas. It was very picturesque, lots of mountains and greenery and a mostly Buddhist community so very tranquil compared to the hustle and bustle of India itself. The teaching I must admit was a bit challenging, I was teaching two classes by myself and the children all had very different levels of English... I had a lot of fun with them and it was very sad to have to say goodbye. Annabelle. Completed course June 2016
  • I completed my TESOL certificate at Bay Learning in 2014. The learning I received there really set me on my way to what has become a rewarding and full-time career in ESOL.
    The tutors were warm and knowledgeable and the course helped me build on my skills and prepare for the classroom.
    I'm currently working at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology teaching the NZCEL Level 2 progragramme and I am beginning my Masters in TESOL through Auckland University next year.

- Rob Heath

- Gemma Tong

- Sean Corcoran

- Lance Talstra

- Luiza