Choosing a course is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make! View our courses and see what our students and lecturers have to say about the courses you are interested in at the links below.
Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL (PDi
Course OverviewThis part-time postgraduate course is primarily designed to expose participants to the skills necessary to equip them to organise and run an EFL School or to undertake the role of Director of Studies in such a school. Successful course participants are awarded a postgraduate Higher Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language by the National University of Ireland, Galway. Successful completion of this course, enables graduates to proceed to the MA programme in TEFL.
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)
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
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
A Level Grades ()
16th September, 2013
Mode of study
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.
Why Choose This Course?
Who’s Suited to This Course
Related Student Organisations
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
Find out More
Dr. Marie Morrissey
Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island, Galway
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."