Taught course

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

National University of Ireland Galway · College of Art, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a primary degree and a recognised Certificate in TEFL. Application to the Adult Education Office in NUI, Galway must include: Covering Letter Curriculum Vitae Details of the TEFL course taken (College/Institution) Outline of the contents and duration of the TEFL course Copy of the transcript of the TEFL results obtained Copy of Birth Certificate Two passport size photographs (signed)

Months of entry


Course content

This Higher Diploma course is designed to provide additional skills for experienced English as a Foreign Language Graduate Teachers.
Course content:
Marketing and Management in English Language Teaching; Advanced Language Analysis; Second Language; Testing and Test Construction; Approaches and Methods in English Language Teaching; Syllabus Design; Literature in English Language Teaching; Socio Linguistics; Pragmatics; Micro-teaching; Portfolio Preparation; Teaching Practice; Modern Developments in English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Overseas. Sessions are in the form of lectures, discussions, micro-teaching and a minimun of forty hours supervised teaching practise. Teaching practise is arranged by and takes place in NUI Galway during the course. Each student must design a portfolio of relevant material to be submitted at the end of the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Marie Morrissey, Course Coordinator, Adult Education, Ballard House, Westside, NUI Galway
+353 (0)91 493898
+353 (0)91 494535