Course Description

English Language Teaching (M.Phil / P.Grad.Dip.)

The M.Phil. in English Language Teaching (ELT) incorporates academic, research and practical elements within its structure. It supports an integrated approach to English language teaching that balances theory with practice. The course will give practicing teachers the opportunity to explore current issues in ELT, and to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and practical concerns that underlie their teaching in TESOL and other settings.

For students who are new to teaching, the electives modules in English Language Teaching Practice can provide exposure to lesson planning and teaching approaches through the use of classroom observation, controlled micro-teaching practice, and other means.

The M.Phil. in English Language Teaching programme benefits in particular from CLCS’s involvement in the development and implementation of two Council of Europe tools that are important in the current debate about language learning, teaching and assessment world-wide: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio. These tools are relevant in English language teaching environments, including TESOL environments.

Closing Date: 30th April 2024

CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body DetailsM.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.
Course Duration1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Entry RequirementsApplicants should have a good Honours degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2). Previous knowledge of applied linguistics is not required, but graduates with language teaching experience are preferred. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated in the English language must meet Trinity’s requirements for English language proficiency. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5 (with no band below 6). Trinity will also accept an equivalent in other approved English language proficiency tests. Students whose first language is not English are encouraged to attend our preparatory Summer course. Applicants must also provide a personal statement explaining their motivation for applying to this programme.
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