New Zealand has dramatic and spectacular landscapes, forests, amazing wildlife and a pleasant climate that makes it a very popular choice for EFL travellers, especially for those keen on outdoor activities and extreme sports. It is a paradise for nature lovers with mountain chains, steaming volcanoes and lush rainforests. It has a relatively open feel, being about the size of the UK but only one-fifteenth of the population.
Until Covid hit, there was a high demand for English teaching and a flourishing private sector. However, New Zealand and Australia imposed some of the longest and most stringent restictions, which practically decimated the English teaching sector. Now that the barriers to entry into New Zealand are coming down, prospects for finding work for intrepid travellers will improve, as students begin to return to the country.
However, standards will remain high here and you would be advised to get some actual teaching practice under your belt before you go.
If you are able to secure a teaching position, you can expect a contract, which should afford you a relatively good standard of living.
If teaching young people is something you'd like to do, we suggest you add the 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners.
All Global English accredited courses now include online English teaching as standard, which is important, as post pandemic much teaching has gone online, and may stay that way in some form.