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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a primary degree (at least 2nd class honours or equivalent, in any discipline), have an appropriate initial training qualification in TESOL, and have a minimum of two years' relevant teaching experience in Ireland or 
overseas. The number of places on the course is strictly limited and selection is based on written application and interview. Please note, in order to teach in Ireland after your course, your initial TESOL qualification should be accredited or recognised by ACELS.

- 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).


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
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.

Related Programmes
MA in TESOL Studies FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name:Brian Rice
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 7900

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
The English Language for TESOL LANG40590
The English Teaching Context LANG40600
The TESOL Programme LANG40610
SLA + TESOL pedagogy LANG40630

Stage 1 - Option
The TESOL Research Process LANG40620
Teaching Practice, Observation & Feedback LANG40640
Sociolinguistics for AL LING40290
Meaning LING40300


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is suitable for teachers of English as a second, foreign or additional language who have an appropriate initial teaching qualification and a minimum of two years' relevant teaching experience. Applicants should have a minimum of C1 level English.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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