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Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL (PCe
Post-graduate Certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Applicants must hold a primary degree
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: 28
Closing date: 16th September, 2013
NFQ level: 8
Classes are in the form of lectures, discussions, microteaching and a minimum of 50 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 7p.m. to 10p.m.
The course covers Basic Teaching Skills, Teaching Practice, Language Analysis, Theories and 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 Young Learners, Assessment of Young Learners, Teaching Adults, Multicultural Education, 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 birth certificate
- Two passport size photographs (signed)
Requirements and assessment
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Dr. Marie Morrissey
Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island, Galway
Murchadh Ó Tuairisg
“I attained a TEFL Certificate in NUI Galway. I found the course interesting, comprehensive and it very much catered to the needs of the workplace. The subjects were varied and the lecturers engaging and stimulating. The extensive teaching experience I gained on this course really stood to me when I went in search of a teaching position and I was employed as an English Language teacher shortly after I finished.”