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:
- Methodologies and Approaches in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Linguistics, Language analysis and teaching young learners
- 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
- 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
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