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The programme 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. The programme benefits in particular from the CLCSs 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.
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. Students whose first language is not English are provided with a four-week induction programme in September to prepare them for postgraduate study in Ireland. All applicants are expected to show proficiency in at least one language other than their first language
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 1
* English Language Teaching Practice 2
* Technology, Language, and Communication
* Language Variation and Change
* Corpus Linguistics
* History and Globalisation of English
* Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish
* Linguistic Pragmatics
* Second Language Teaching
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).
Applicants should have a good honors degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2). Preference is given to applicants with relevant teaching experience. Students who are not native speakers of English are expected to attend the orientation course in English for Academic Purposes in the CLCS in the month preceding the start of the academic year. All applicants are expected to show proficiency in at least one language other than their first language. Applicants must complete the Personal Statement section of the application form and explain their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s).
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