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TESOL Studies

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 one to 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. 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, and no band score less than 6.5 in speaking and reading 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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Brian Rice
Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 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
Teaching Practice, Observation & Feedback LANG40640

Stage 1 - Option
The TESOL Research Process LANG40620
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. Yes

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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