Information for current TESOL students 

Statement on delivery of teaching in Spring Trimester 2020/21:

Due to the current Government restrictions, all of our classes will now be taking place online until the Study Break (8 March 2021).
The UCD Covid-19 FAQs page also contains answers to a lot of the common questions you may have here.

Once we can return to face-to-face teaching, the classes will take place in the Applied Language Centre, which is on the first floor of the Daedalus building.

Click here to view a map of UCD Belfield campus. The building is open from 8am-8pm Monday to Thursday and from 8am-3pm on Fridays during term time (from 8am to 5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am to 3pm Friday outside of term).

Students are welcome to use our Self-Access library space for study or research anytime. We have a wide range of teacher training books available. Please email the TESOL admistrator with the book title whenever you wish to borrow a book.

You can also contact the TESOL team anytime here.

Learning materials and tasks associated with the course are published on Brightspace. You are expected to engage with Brightspace several times weekly.

 Workshop Series Schedule:

The Applied Language Centre is a hub of communicative and applied language teaching which means you have access to a range of teaching styles. Your experience is enhanced through our programme of guest speakers and we encourage you to engage with current debates in ELT.


Important dates for the academic year 2020/21:

Autumn Trimester:

Teaching Term                  Monday, 21 September – Friday, 11 December

Spring Trimester:

Teaching Term                  Monday, 18 January – Friday, 6 March

Study Period                      Monday, 8 March – Sunday, 21 March

Teaching Term                  Monday, 22 March – Friday, 23 April

 Summer Trimester

Monday, 18 May – Sunday, 30 August 2020

Thesis submission deadline:  Friday 7 August 2020

Student supports:

A campus as large as UCD can be overwhelming for some students, and it can often be difficult to find the right support for you. From health services to specific programme advisers, student welfare and support is at the heart of UCD. There are a number of support services available here.

You can also talk to your student advisor by contacting 

For any of you coming from abroad, UCD Global has a range of international supports as well as a great programme of events, including movie nights and international events. This is a great way to get involved, meet other students and feel at home in UCD.

For any queries on fees, registration or transcripts, you should contact the Student Desk.

The UCD Library provides a wide range of services for students including study group rooms and laptop loans. There are five libraries in UCD, with the main James Joyce Library located in the centre of the Belfield campus. The James Joyce Library is also home to the Writing Support Centre, where students can get free one-to-one tuition to improve these skills.

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