TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The Grad Dip TESOL is an internationally recognised qualification in the field of English language education.

- develops the professional competences essential to work in leadership positions within the field
- enables participants critically investigate aspects of own classroom practice in a supportive and developmental environment
- introduces participants to a wide range of academic and professional networks within the field of TESOL
- See our website for more information here: https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/graduate/

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
The English Language for TESOLLANG40590
The English Teaching ContextLANG40600
TESOL: Principles and PracticesLANG40610
SLA + TESOL pedagogyLANG40630

Stage 1 - Option
The TESOL Research ProcessLANG40620
Teaching Practice, Observation & FeedbackLANG40640
Corpus Linguistics (MA)LING40440

Entry requirements

- Applicants should hold an honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum second class honours or international equivalence.

- Applicants should have a minimum of one years’ relevant teaching experience in Ireland or overseas.

- Applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an overall band of 7.0 in IELTS (with a 7.0 in listening and writing components).

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip TESOL FT (Z173)
1 Years
Full Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised




1 year full-time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.


GradDip TESOL (Z173) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 5980
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
Graduates of the programme aim to apply for senior positions within TESOL – posts of responsibility such as Academic Directors, teacher trainers, materials designers, examiners, senior teachers, course designers and beyond. The international field of TESOL continues to expand and there are exciting opportunities for graduates with advanced qualifications.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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