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English Language Teaching

Trinity College Dublin

12 months
19996 EUR/year
9370 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The English Language Teaching programme of Trinity College Dublin is aimed at both new and experienced teachers of English as a foreign or second language.


Course Description

The English Language Teaching programme of Trinity College Dublin will give practising 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 elective 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.

Preference is given to applicants with relevant teaching experience. However, applicants without English language teaching experience will be encouraged to take the English Language Teaching Practice elective modules. All applicants are expected to show proficiency in at least one language other than their first language.

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 tool are relevant in English language teaching environments including TESOL environments.

Programme Structure

You take four obligatory ‘core’ modules:

  • Second Language Curriculum Planning and Implementation
  • Describing English Grammar
  • Language Testing
  • Pedagogical Grammar of English
...and choose two from among the following menu of elective modules:
  • English Language Teaching Practice
  • Technology, Language, and Communication
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • History and Globalisation of English
  • Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish
  • Linguistic Pragmatics
  • Multilingualism
  • Second Language Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2). 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must meet the College's requirements for English-language proficiency, i.e. the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. For this course, no individual IELTS band can be below 6 (or the minimum equivalents in other approved English language proficiency tests listed on the College website). 
  • Students whose first language is not English are encouraged to attend our pre-sessional Summer programme to prepare them for postgraduate study in Ireland (see here).
  • Applicants must provide a Personal Statement explaining their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19996 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9370 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time fee:

  • EU/EEA: 6,130 EUR
  • Non-EU/EEA: 11,375 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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