What is the TEFL course?
The TEFL course is a part-time, one year course which takes you through all of the basics of teaching English as a foreign language. The course provides a solid foundation in the teaching essentials required to teach English as a foreign language with confidence.
What job opportunities are available after completing the course?
The qualification is university postgraduate certificate. This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and abroad as Teachers of English as a foreign language.
What is the course content and structure?
The course consistes of 3 modules. Students will be given a timetable and course content summary on the first day. Classroom based learning sessions in the form of lectures, discussions and practice teaching will be held one Saturday per month (dates below). Students will need to complete 6 sessions of observed/assessed teaching practice. These will be scheduled in the afternoon or evenings depending on student/trainees availability. The classes will run for 3 hours. Students will be expected to plan and meet with their teaching colleagues for these teaching practice sessions.
The course will cover the following 3 modules:
Methodologies and Approaches in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Linguistics, language analysis and teaching young learners
Teaching practice and Portfolio development
The modules will cover the following content:
Basic Teaching Skills
Approaches to Language Teaching
English as a Foreign Language Methodology
Introduction to Linguistics
English for Special Purposes
Teaching & Assessment of Young Learners
Modern Developments in English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Overseas.
How will the course be assessed?
Through a combination of written assignments, student performance in teaching practice and a teaching portfolio .
When will the course start?
The course will start in October 2017. Final closing date for applications Friday 15th September 2017.
What dates do I attend class on campus?
10am - 5pm
7th October 2017 - Lecture Room 3
21st October 2017 - Lecture Room 1
4th November 2017 - Lecture Room 1
18th November 2017 - Lecture Room 3
2nd December 2017 - Eist Linn 1
16th December 2017 - Lecture Room 3
13th January 2018 - Eist Linn 2
17th February 2018 - Lecture room 3
10th March 2018 - Lecture room 3
What are the entry requirements?
Candidates must hold a university degree (minimum H2:2)
Overseas students must have minimum English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent in an International English language test (Cambridge, TOEFL, TIE, ETTAP, TESOL etc.)
Students may be asked to attend for interview (face-to-face, telephone or Skype)
How do I apply?
You can complete an application form online below and pay the booking fee of €40 (also below through secure pay-pal).
Alternatively you can print the application form
and send to Dr. Niamh Plunkett, Director, CLL , St. Angela’s College, Sligo. Cheques/postal orders to be made payable to St. Angela's College.
You can contact Niamh if you have any queries on email@example.com.
How much are the course fees?
EU Students - €1, 650 (2016 rate, including €40 booking fee) Fees can be paid in full or in three instalments.
Non EU students - €2, 650 (2016 rate) (Fees are for tuition only and do not include accommodation, medical insurance, course book, transport)
The amount per instalment for EU students are as follows: initial payment September €550 (€500 plus €50 booking deposit), 1st December €550 and 1st March €550. The course provides initial training, specialised knowledge and skills needes for grauates considering a career in English Language teaching, those who wish to travel and work abroad and teachers looking for work during the summer months. The course provides a solid foundation in the teaching essentials required to teach English as a foreign language with confidence.
Who is the awarding body?
National University of Ireland, Galway
Can I work in an ACELS accredited language school on completion?
ACELS do not accredit this award as it is a level 9 programme awarded by NUI Galway ,however, ACELS accept the award and students will be eligible to work in ACELS accreditied language schools - An ACELS criteria form will be stamped by the College on successful completion and appended to person's file when in employement
- Mr. Tom Wilmot
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- Áine Kelly, Coordinator of the English Language School
Áine Kelly has extensive English Language teaching and co-ordinating expertise. She has an internationally recognised English Language qualification (CELTA).
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- Tim O'Riordan, Director of Studies
Tim has worked in English Language schools for over 25 years as Teacher, Director of Studies and Centre Manager. View full profile here...