A new Kiwi career begins – with help from English Language Partners


Joanne’s written with news about exciting work developments since she featured in our Connecting  Cultures journal.

Fantastic that Joanne is now able to share her teaching skills here in New Zealand!

Kia ora English Language Partners,

My new life in New Zealand has been expanding nicely ever since I got my first job by doing cold calling – which I learned from English Language Partners (ELP), helped by my wonderful teacher Valerie Danes and ELP’s very thoughtful manager Angela Botha.

Joanne with Valerie Danes, ELPNZ teacher

In Yantai, China, I worked as an intermediate school English teacher. Recently, I have been working part-time as a Chinese Mandarin teacher at Taradale High School in the Hawkes Bay. I now have a one-year contract signed with the school.  I have also been organising to get my New Zealand Teachers’ Registration processed, and I’m hoping to be a full-time registered teacher at some stage.

My life would be another picture if I did not get to know ELP in 2017.  Lots of gratitude to English Language Partners always. It is absolutely a great organisation. I am writing just to share my happiness and show how much I appreciate ELP’s great help.

All the best wishes,

Joanne Song

Read Joanne’s story in Connecting Cultures

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