Jan BURKE

Director of Studies | Former IELTS Examiner
I am a trained primary teacher and developed a passion for English as a Second Language in 1997 when I was a Business English tutor.  After completing a TESOL course I taught Adult ESOL at Papanui High School in Christchurch for 8 years.  During this time I became an IELTS examiner and completed a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.  I then went overseas to Oman and taught both ESL and helped coordinate a new English Language degree course at Majan University College in Muscat.
After two years, I returned to New Zealand as Head of Department ESOL at Onslow College in Wellington.  Four years later I took a break from teaching until 2011 when I taught EAP at Kansas State University in America.  I returned to New Zealand in 2014. I have been teaching at Canterbury International College  for 2 years now.