This MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) has been designed specifically with the aim of providing initial teacher education for those wishing to become teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL; this takes in English as a Foreign Language, EFL, and English as a Second Language, ESL). The programme is designed to accommodate participants in search of an initial English language teaching qualification, as well as experienced English language teachers who wish to upskill and/or gain an MA level qualification.
This programme, resulting from an extensive programme review of the Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, has been developed in response to the proposed framework for mapping professional development in higher education from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and the Centre for Teaching and Learning's commitment in 2.1.2 of Engaged Learning: Strategy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. In order to meet this strategic aim, an exit point is offered at 21 credits with the award of CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING LEARNING AND SCHOLARSHIP.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning in the University of Limerick aims to champion and support excellence, innovation and enhancements in teaching and learning activities within UL and throughout the sector. Dedicated to heightening the profile and value of teaching activities, collaboratively engaging in evidence-based research and enabling key teaching innovations, the centre works to provide support, to advise, to recognise and to facilitate all those involved in teaching and learning at UL.
The programme equips graduates with the skills needed to design and develop multimedia content and technology-enhanced learning solutions. The need for this type of expertise is expanding consistently as companies and institutions worldwide rely increasingly on information and communication technologies (ICTs).
The aim of this distance learning programme is to offer flexible access to certification through distance learning for people who lack qualifications in Technical Communication. This programme emphasises that the job of a technical writer entails more than writing - graphics, cultural issues, layout and design all play a part and students receive tuition on all of these areas.
Equips candidates with a sound understanding of theory and research, while developing core competencies and professional skills in organisational theory, organisational change, employment relations, selection & assessment, training, employee wellbeing and research design and methods and includes BPS Psychometric Testing Certification. The MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology is fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Both the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology and the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour are fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).