Teaching English as a Foreign Language

adult ed

Course Overview

This intensive full-time four week (180 hours) postgraduate programme (level 8) provides training, specialised  knowledge and skills needed  for graduates who wish to teach English as a Foreign Language. Successful course participants are awarded  a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language by the National University of Ireland, Galway. Successful completion of this course enable graduates to proceed to the NUI Galway postgraduate Higher Diploma in TEFL.   

Programme Details

Dates:    Programme not running summer 2015  Credits:     30 ECTS Credits
Enrolment Deadline:      Location:  NUI Galway   
Entry Requirements:

Applicants must  hold a primary degree.


Programme Outline

Academic Coordinator: Dr. Anne Walsh


This intensive 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.


Sessions are in the form of lectures, discussions, microteaching and a minimum of fifty hours supervised teaching practice. Teaching practice is arranged by, and takes place in NUI Galway during the course. Each student designs a portfolio of relevant material to be submitted at the end of the course.


Assessment includes written assignments, student performance in teaching practice, the teaching portfolio  and student performance in the  course examination  which is held at the end of the course.

Tuition and Fees

Course Fee: €1500  

Further Information

Dr. Marie  Morrissey
Level 1, Ballard House
Westside, Galway.
Email. marie.morrissey@nuigalway.ie 
Tel. + 353-91- 493898

Application Procedure

Online application will open on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Supplementary documentation:

- Covering Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of the transcript of the primary degree taken and the results obtained
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Two passport size photographs (signed)

The above  details should be forwarded to:
Dr. Marie  Morrissey
NUIGalway, Level 1, Ballard House, Westside, Galway.
Email. marie.morrissey@nuigalway.ie
. + 353-91- 493898