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Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL

Programme Description:
The course provides the requisite knowledge and skills for graduates considering a career in English Language Teaching either in Ireland or abroad.

Entry requirements

A primary degree (min H2:2)


One year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) provides work opportunities worldwide as well as within Irish and UK private language schools and many colleges/ universities. This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and abroad as Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

Further enquiries

Contact: Dr John O'Callaghan
Programme Co-ordinator
Centre for Lifelong Learning
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill, Sligo
T: +353 (0) 71 9135628

Subjects taught

Module Titles:
• Methodologies & Approaches in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
• Linguistics & Language Analysis
• Teaching Practice and Portfolio Development

Classroom based learning sessions in the form of lectures, discussions and microteaching will be held one Saturday per month (9am-5pm) throughout the academic year. All students must complete a minimum of 30 hours supervised teaching practice. Schedules for this will vary and may include weekdays, evenings and weekends.


To maximise the benefit of the programme to participants the intake is restricted to 12 students. Candidates are strongly advised to apply early.

Application date

Application process:

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