Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway

Program Description

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway

What is the Post Graduate Certificate in T.E.F.L.?

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 post graduate certificate at Level 9 - accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway. This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and overseas as Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

What is the course content and structure?

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 micro-teaching will be held one weekend per month (Friday evening & Saturday) throughout the academic year. Students will also be required to complete supervised teaching practice.

The course comprises 3 modules:

    1. Methodologies and Approaches in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    2. Linguistics, Language analysis and teaching young learners
    3. Teaching proactice and Portfolio development

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Basic Teaching Skills
  • Teaching Practice
  • Approaches to Language Teaching
  • English as a Foreign Language Methodology
  • Grammar Presentation
  • Syllabus Design
  • Testing, Evaluation
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • English for Special Purposes
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Microteaching
  • Teaching & Assessment of Young Learners
  • Teaching Adults
  • Multicultural Education
  • 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 (no written examinations)

What are the Entry Requiremnets?

Candidates must hold a university degree (min level H2:2) Overseas students must have a minimum English Language Level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent in an International recognised English Language Test (e.g. Cambridge, Pearsons, TOEFL,ETAPP,etc) Students may be asked to attend for interview (face-to-face, telephone or Skype)

When will the course start?

The course will start in September (with induction prior to start date) On-campus Class dates 2016-2017: 10am - 5pm

  • Saturday 17th September 2016
  • Saturday 19th November 2016
  • Saturday 17th December 2016
  • Saturday 14th January 2017
  • Saturday 18th February 2017
  • Saturday 11th March 2017

*A minimum of 20 hours teaching practice will take place between September 2016 and May 2017

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 6, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Part time
Price
Price
1,650 EUR
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Ireland - Sligo
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EU fees: €1, 650 Non EU: €2, 650