Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Category: Educational Courses, n/a, n/a
Duration: 9 months Part time
Level: 9
Credit: 30 ECTS
Start Date: September 2019, subject to enrolment figures.
Qualification Required: Primary Degree (min 2:2)
Qualification Attained: Postgraduate Certificate

What is the TEFL course?

The TEFL course is a part-time, one year course which takes you through all of the basics of teaching English as a foreign language.  The course provides a solid foundation in the teaching essentials required to teach English as a foreign language with confidence.

What job opportunities are available after completing the course?

The qualification is university postgraduate certificate. This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and abroad as Teachers of English as a foreign language.

What is the course content and structure?

The course consistes of 3 modules. Students will be given a timetable and course content summary on the first day.  Classroom based learning sessions in the form of lectures, discussions and practice teaching will be held one Saturday per month (dates below). Students will need to complete 6 sessions of observed/assessed teaching practice. These will be scheduled in the afternoon or evenings depending on student/trainees availability. The classes will run for 3 hours. Students will be expected to plan and meet with their teaching colleagues for these teaching practice sessions.

The course will cover the following 3 modules:

  1. Methodologies and Approaches in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  2. Linguistics, language analysis and teaching young learners
  3. Teaching practice and Portfolio development
The modules will cover the following content:
Basic Teaching Skills
Teaching Practice
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
Teaching & Assessment of Young Learners
Teaching Adults
Multicultural Education
Modern Developments in English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Overseas.

How will the course be assessed?

Through a combination of written assignments, student performance in teaching practice and a teaching portfolio .

When will the course start?

The course will start in September 2019, subject to enrolment figures. Final closing date for applications 1 September 2019.

What dates do I attend class on campus?

Saturday classes 9am - 5pm


Saturday 5 October 2019 - ST3

Saturday 2 November 2018 - Éist Linn 1

Saturday 16 November 2018 - Éist Linn 2

Saturday 11 January 2020 - ST3                            

Saturday 25 January 2020 - Éist Linn 2

Saturday 8 February 2020 - Éist Linn 1                            



What are the entry requirements?

  • Candidates must hold a university degree (minimum H2:2)
  • Overseas students must have minimum English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent in an International English language test (Cambridge, TOEFL, TIE, ETTAP, TESOL etc.)
  • Students may be asked to attend for interview (face-to-face, telephone or Skype)


How do I apply?

You can complete an application form online below and pay the booking fee of €40 (also below through secure pay-pal).
Alternatively you can print  the application form  and send to Dr. Maria Gallo, Director, CLL , St. Angela’s College, Sligo.  Cheques/postal orders to be made payable to St. Angela's College.
You can contact Maria if you have any queries on 0719135623/info@cll.ie.

How much are the course fees?

EU Students - €1, 650. Fees can be paid in full or in two equal instalments, one prior to registration and one by 31 January.

Non EU students - €2, 650 (Fees are for tuition only and do not include accommodation, medical insurance, course book, transport)

The course provides initial training, specialised knowledge and skills needes for grauates considering a career in English Language teaching, those who wish to travel and work abroad and teachers looking for work during the summer months. The course provides a solid foundation in the teaching essentials required to teach English as a foreign language with confidence.

Who is the awarding body?

National University of Ireland, Galway

Can I work in an ACELS accredited language school on completion?

ACELS do not accredit this award as it is a level 9 programme awarded by NUI Galway, however, ACELS accept the award and students will be eligible to work in ACELS accreditied language schools - An ACELS criteria form will be stamped by the College on successful completion and appended to person's file when in employement

Tutor Profiles

  1. Mr. Tom Wilmot
    Tom Wilmot has a wealth of teaching experience gained over the past 20 years. View full profile here...
  2. Áine Kelly, Coordinator of the English Language School
    Áine Kelly has extensive English Language teaching and co-ordinating expertise. She has an internationally recognised English Language qualification (CELTA). View full profile here...
  3. Tim O'Riordan, Director of Studies
    Tim has worked in English Language schools for over 25 years as Teacher, Director of Studies and Centre Manager. View full profile here...
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