The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at NUI Galway is designed to give students the necessary skills for effective TEFL teaching for a range of levels and student populations.
Who will be interested in this course?
- Individuals who hold a degree and would like to teach English as a foreign language abroad
- Individuals who wish to teach English as a foreign language in ACELS recognised centres
- Teachers who wish to teach English as a foreign language
- have a primary degree
- be proficient in the English language:
IELTS: 7.5 (with not less than 7.0 in any section)
TOEFL (IBT): 92
- have a degree of proficiency in the use of computers and the internet.
The course is delivered part-time, through blended learning. Teaching and learning methodologies consist of a broad range of activities, including:
online discussion groups,
project based learning,
All classroom activities take place on the NUI Galway campus.
Many opportunities exist both in Ireland and overseas in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Those who hold the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from NUI Galway are eligible to work in ACELS Centres in Ireland (see list of centres at http://www.acels.ie/schools).
This qualification is accepted for employment in many jurisdictions (graduates should check locally regarding specifics of qualifications required).
The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course at NUI Galway is designed to comply with ACELS (Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services) requirements for English language teaching.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course at NUI Galway will prepare students for progression to the Postgraduate Diploma in TEFL and beyond to the MA in TEFL.