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Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL

Programme Description:
The course provides initial training, specialised knowledge and skills needed for graduates considering a career in English Language Teaching, those who wish to travel and work abroad and teachers looking for work during the summer months.

Programme Content & Structure:
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.

Classroom based learning sessions in the form of lectures, discussions and microteaching will be held one weekend per month (Friday evening 6pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-5pm) throughout the academic year. All students must complete a minimum of 50 hours supervised teaching practice and schedules for this will vary and may take place in the evenings, daytime during the week or weekends.

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

Dr Niamh Plunkett
Centre for Lifelong Learning
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill

T: +353 (0) 71 9135623

Application date

To maximise the benefit of the programme to participants the intake is restricted to 18 students. Candidates are strongly advised to apply early.

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