Education (Languages), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8000
    Tuition (Year)
    4000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Graduate Diploma in Education (Languages) is a one-year full-time initial teacher education programme designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to become post-primary teachers of two of the following languages: English as a second language, French, German, Japanese, Spanish.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Languages) is a one-year full-time initial teacher education programme designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to become post-primary teachers of two of the following languages: English as a second language, French, German, Japanese, Spanish. The programme is offered by the Department of Education and Professional Studies with the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies

Objectives

  • To provide graduates with a professional qualification in language teaching and to promote the development of students as effective and reflective teachers
  • To develop students' understanding of the language-learning process and associated pedagogies
  • To provide students with experience of the application of technologies in language learning
  • To develop further students' language skills in their chosen language(s), with particular reference to teaching through the target languages and the use of the target language in classroom management
  • To develop further students' understanding of socio-cultural aspects of language learning and teaching

Careers

Graduates of the programme will be eligible to be employed as teachers of both languages in second-level schools.

Programme Structure

Semester 1

Preparation for Teaching Practice 1, Preparation for Teaching Practice 2, Language Studies 1, Language Pedagogy, Teaching Practice 1.

Semester 2

Curriculum Studies, Education Policy Issues, School-based Enquiry (Professional Practice), Language Studies 2, Teaching Practice 2.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant discipline. An interview in the proposed languages to be studied will be a requirement.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival. Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213(computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • EUR 4000 EU/EEA

Funding

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