Graduate Programmes in TESOL

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

Our MA and GradDip TESOL programmes are aimed at experienced TESOL teachers with at least 1 year of relevant teaching experience in Ireland or overseas. They are designed to provide teachers with practical knowledge and skills they can immediately apply to their teaching practice. Students will see a difference in how they approach their teaching and in the value they give to their students. Most importantly, our programmes work around typical language school timetables, which means students have the opportunity to continue teaching full time while undertaking the TESOL courses.

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Our TESOL programmes cover a broad range of subjects relevant to ELT professionals and their career advancement.  Students will explore the theoretical underpinnings of English language teaching and will link them directly to their experience in the classroom. Graduates from the programme are well positioned to take up employment as specialist teachers and/or academic managers, contributing significantly to teacher development and the design of teaching materials.

Each week, research will be brought to the practical setting of the classroom context as students develop their knowledge and reflect on good practice. This goal will be achieved through the use of small groups, discussions, teaching observations, presentations, workshops and blended learning.  To find out more and apply for the course, click here.

          Proud MA TESOL students and staff at the graduation ceremony in December 2021


For further information, check out our Prospective Students page or contact the TESOL administrator here.

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