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Masters in English Language Teaching

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Applications for 2018/19 are now closed.
Applications for 2019/20 will open on 1st November 2018

All MPhil students starting in September 2018 are required to attend CLCS orientation sessions in the department which run from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September.

Course Co-ordinator: Dr. Gessica De Angelis
Full-time: one year, 6 to 8 hours per week of classes.
Part-time: two years, 2 to 6 hours per week of classes.
To apply please see: Postgraduate Taught Courses

Course Handbook 2018-19: PDF| MS Word
Module Descriptions 2018-19: PDF| MS Word
Queries: please contact Dr. Sarah O'Brien

Our taught Master's degree (M.Phil.) in English Language Teaching incorporates academic, research and practical elements within its structure. This course is not the equivalent of a professional award like Delta.

Our M.Phil. offers you:

  • Elite, tailor-made programme
  • Flexible design shaped by your interests in English Language Teaching
  • Small class size, taught by world-class experts
  • Controlled teaching practice
  • Wide choice of elective modules offered every year
  • Competitively-priced tuition
  • The chance to study at a premier university in the heart of vibrant Dublin
  • Two-year visa extension for non-EU M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics graduates to seek employment in Ireland.

Strands for both Experienced and New Teachers

Strand: 1. The M.Phil. for experienced teachers
The M.Phil. in English Language Teaching 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.

Strand 2. The Professional Practice strand for new teachers
The Professional Practice strand is aimed at those students who are new to teaching, or want a more practically-oriented degree. The Professional Practice strand will involve students selecting "English Language Teaching Practice 1" and "English Language Teaching Practice 2" for their elective subjects. Support classes for taking the IELTS class are available here.

Application Requirements
Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2). 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. Students whose first language is not English are encouraged to attend an eight or four-week pre-sessional Summer programme to prepare them for postgraduate study in Ireland. (Details provided here). All applicants are expected to show proficiency in at least one language other than their first language.

What does the programme look like?
You take four obligatory ‘core’ modules:

...and choose two from among the following menu of elective modules:

The modules are taught in Michaelmas and Hilary terms, and students prepare and write a 15,000-word dissertation in Trinity term and the long vacation (April-August).

Further information
Read our Frequently Asked Questions on the M.Phil. in English Language Teaching and related M.Phil. programmes.
For a more in-depth insight into the shape and content of the programme, please consult our current course handbook. Note that the information provided in the handbook is subject to change from year to year.

Contact information
Telephone: +353-1-8961560