THE TESOL TEAM:

The UCD Applied Language Centre has been offering TESOL programmes and engaged in language teacher education since 1989.  In 1997, when the Daedalus Building was opened, it was the first purpose built language teaching centre in the country and remains an architecturally impressive hub in the centre of the campus. We are currently involved in a number of research projects concerning the relationship between language proficiency, academic success and employment after university, and the academic faculty are actively engaged in publishing their work.

- Dr Anna Nunan

I am the Deputy Director of the MA TESOL and teach on the TESOL Programme, Teaching Context, Research Process and Teaching Practice modules on the MA TESOL. I conduct research on large-scale language teaching programmes, language assessment and English for Academic Purposes. Please contact me at anna.nunan@ucd.ie 

- Dr  Stergiani Kostopoulou

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I teach on the MA TESOL modules on The English Language for TESOL and Second Language Aquisition and TESOL Pedagogy and I lead the ALC’s Pre-Master's and Pre-Sessional Pathway Programmes. My research interests lie in the areas of English for General/Specific Academic Purposes, pedagogical applications of Corpus Linguistics and Assessment. Please contact me at stergiani.kostopoulou@ucd.ie  

 - Dr Alex Runchman

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I teach on the MA TESOL modules on The English Language for TESOL and Second Language Aquisition and TESOL Pedagogy. I currently lead the ALC’s external English for Academic Studies and summer pre-sessional and English for Academic Purposes.  programmes. I have research interests in IELTS, EAP, and the use of literature in the EFL classroom. You can contact me at alexander.runchman@ucd.ie

  - Aoife Sheils

TESOL Administration

Please feel free to contact me with any administrative or general prgramme queries at tesol@ucd.ie