Graduate Programmes in TESOL

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The ALC offers two graduate courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL):

Prospective students should consult the following pages:


Cathryn - MA TESOL student 2016/2017
"The MA TESOL programme at UCD has significantly changed my approach to teaching and researching. Prior to beginning the programme, I had been teaching for 10 years and completed a Masters at another university with a completely difference experience. The practical assessments have given me the confidence to present at international and national conferences. During the course, my lecturers were not only well researched within their TESOL areas, but also consistently found time to speak with me about assignments and encouraged me to follow my research interests towards a doctorate programme. The workshops offered by practitioners in the TESOL field have furthermore helped me to expand my teaching network in Ireland. With the foundation the UCD MA TESOL programme has helped to establish, I will continue my post-graduate education in the form of a doctorate as an extension of my MA thesis in corpus-informed ESP materials."
Eva - MA TESOL student 2016/2017
"The MA TESOL programme at the Applied Language Centre in UCD helped me to reflect on my previous years of teaching experience and added valuable, up to date theories in second language pedagogy which I can apply in my daily work. The lecturers were supportive at all times throughout both the modules and the final thesis, and a collegial atmosphere encouraged an enriching intercultural dialogue between all those participating in the programme. This led to increased insights into the topics being discussed, as each of us approached them from our own lived experience. What I appreciated most was a step by step guidance into research methods whereby we were equipped with a solid foundation to allow us to embark on further research."

Proud MA TESOL students and staff at the graduation ceremony in December 2018.

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For further information, please contact the TESOL administrator here.