What is the Best Way to Learn English in New Zealand?
You should make the most of your time in New Zealand and learn English to the best of your ability. To do so, there are certain things you can do to ensure your success:
1) Put Yourself in a Situation Where You Use English Every Day
There is nothing more important than to learn English through speaking it regularly. By immersing yourself amongst New Zealanders and New Zealand culture, you have no option but to improve your English.
It is all too common for overseas students to come to New Zealand, only to end up interacting mostly with people from their home country. This usually happens to students who attend an English language school in Auckland, which is a multicultural city. It is such a shame, since by the end of their stay, these same students find their English has hardly improved or not improved at all.
At Evakona, our campuses are located on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand. By being away from Auckland, our students find little chance to use their own language, and end up learning English through speaking it on a daily basis. By meeting local New Zealanders and making a lot of English speaking friends, very quickly you’ll find your English language skills flourishing naturally.
2) Stay with a Suitable Homestay Family
As part of immersing yourself amongst New Zealanders and New Zealand culture, the best way of how to learn English is by staying with a suitable homestay family.
A homestay family means you’ll be constantly interacting with your homestay father, mother, brothers and sisters. Simply playing a board game or helping with the cooking will become opportunities for to learn English.
At Evakona, you will find our homestay families are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in New Zealand. They will encourage you to practice your vocabulary, while being patient when you are have difficulties.
3) Find a School with More Teachers, Less Students
Your journey to mastering English will highly depend on the quality of teaching in the classroom. It is important to understand that the more students there are in a classroom, the quality of your English education will suffer. So if there are 20 or 30 students in a classroom, the teacher may not have time to help you if you have a problem or cannot understand a lesson.
At Evakona, we aim for no more than 10 students to every 1 teacher in our classrooms. This way, each student can get the attention they need to make the most of their English class. Our highly qualified teachers can guide you to achieve your best.
We also recommend taking one-on-one private lessons. This is the most effective way of learning English in the classroom. There is nothing better than a teacher that is solely focused on your learning. At Evakona, many of our student take advantage of private lessons and fast-track their English education to achieve higher scores in IELTS and TOEIC.
3) Enhance your Learning with Outdoor Activities!
Sitting in a classroom and learning by receiving English lessons can be great, but you will learn Englisha lot faster by including outdoor activities where you will have fun while you learn. Life is an adventure, and so should be your English education!
Evakona Education is located on the Coromandel Peninsula which provides some of the best outdoor and cultural activities in New Zealand. These activites to make your English education very enjoyable. There is no better way of how to learn English, than to do so while surfing, snorkeling, exploring Cathedral Cove or admiring kauri trees in a natural reserve.