English schools in Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand is famous for beautiful scenery, friendly people, Adventure Tourism and clean modern cities. Our colleges in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington offer courses in General English and Academic preparation for the IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge examinations. We also prepare younger students to enter a NZ high school.
Our Teacher Training department is a Cambridge University recognised training centre to deliver the internationally renowned CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and offers many other Teacher Development short courses.
Teaching Methodology at GEOS NZ is skills-based. This means that we teach the 4 macro-skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Each macro skill can be divided into sub-skills; for example, Speaking is divided into pronunciation, rhythm and stress, conversation techniques, situational and functional language, etc. Grammar, structure and vocabulary development are taught across all the skills. The teaching approach at GEOS NZ is communicative. This means that during the lessons, students are constantly involved in actively using English to communicate with their classmates and teachers in meaningful situations. Focus is on practical usage. Students are given a textbook to work from and the teacher supplies additional material from other books, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV broadcasts, songs, etc.