Post-graduate Higher Diploma in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
A primary degree and a recognised Certificate in TEFL
1 year, part-time
Next start date: mid October 2013. Please contact the programme co-ordinator for details of commencement dates in subsequent academic years
ECTS weighting: 30
Average intake: 20
Closing date: 16th September, 2013
NFQ level: 9
Classes are in the form of lectures, discussions, microteaching and a minimum of 40 hours supervised teaching practice. Teaching practice is arranged by, and takes place in, NUI Galway during the course. Each student must design a portfolio of relevant material to be submitted at the end of the course. Classes are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from October to May from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The course covers Marketing and Management in English Language Teaching, Advanced Language Analysis, Second Language, Testing and Test Construction, Approaches and Methods in English Language Teaching, Syllabus Design, Literature in English Language Teaching, Socio Linguistics, Pragmatics, Microteaching, Portfolio Preparation, Teaching Practice, Modern Developments in English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Overseas.
Applications and selections
The following information must be sent to the Course Co-ordinator, Dr. Marie Morrissey, by 16th September, 2013:
- A covering letter
- A curriculum vitae
- A copy of the transcript of the primary degree taken and the results obtained
- A copy of the transcript of the TEFL results obtained
- A copy of birth certificate
- Two passport photographs (signed)
Requirements and assessment
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €1,600
Post-graduate Diploma in TEFL
"Upon completion of the excellent TEFL Certificate course in NUI Galway I was eager to return and enrol in the subsequent Higher Diploma in TEFL. Expectations were high and I have not been disappointed. A superb teaching standard and consistent guidance allowed also for the challenges of this intensive course to be met with enthusiasm and vigour. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to progress and advance their career in English Language Teaching."