English is one of the most common languages spoken in New South Wales, and it’s a language of many cultures.
There are about 7,000 haitians living in the state, and many of them have been teaching English since the 1970s.
It’s a challenging language to teach to, and there are some challenges for those who want to get their hands on an English-speaking teacher.
“It’s not easy to find an English teacher in New England, and I’m a very pragmatic person, I’ll look for someone who can work with a group of people that have a similar set of skills and experience,” said Julie Smith, an English tutor and translator for the New Zealand Department of Education.
Julie Smith with a translation of a book by Jean-Paul Belfort and Lourdes.
“There’s a lot of things that are a little bit difficult when you’re trying to teach someone English, because the way they speak is different from the way I speak.”
Julie said that sometimes it can be difficult to find people who are familiar with the language.
When she first started teaching English to haitius, she had to find someone who had been teaching it for 20 years.
As a translator, Julie is very much a part of the community.
And now, Julie has been hired to work for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), which is looking for translators.
Ms Smith says she has to be very careful when working with foreign teachers because there are strict regulations about who can teach in New Guineas and New South Guineans.
The Department of New Zealand says that foreign teachers who are able to pass an exam to get a job in New Zeland must have at least two years of teaching experience.
In a survey conducted by DFAT last year, 72 per cent of those who were paid as a foreign teacher in a particular field said they had never taught a New Zealander, and more than a third said they didn’t even know who they were paying.
“I think that is one reason why it’s difficult to get an English speaker,” Ms Smith said.
But with more and more foreign teachers coming to New Zealand, there are people like Julie Smith who are looking to help.
“My role as a teacher is to help students in New Guinea and New Zealand.
I’m the one who helps them to find their way, and to get them the right tools to communicate with people and to communicate the English they want to learn,” she said.
Ms Smith has been teaching for about five years now, and she’s seen a huge increase in interest in her work.
“Now, I have a group called English School for haitious people, so I try to get people who can help them out of their comfort zone and to give them some confidence in how they can teach,” she told Newsroom.
For Ms Smith, the best way to learn is by doing.
“As long as you’re doing it for yourself, you’re going to get good results,” she explained.
We spoke to Julie to find out how she found the best English-language teachers in New Britain, and what her favourite parts of the country are.
Read the full story here.