We offer an internationally recognised TEFL teacher training course, approved and accredited by QQI ( Irish Department of Education). we are Ireland’s first accredited provider to offer this Level 7 award in TEFL teaching.
This course is open to degree and non-degree holding applicants and a member of staff will answer any questions regarding recognition of the course and your needs.
The course is designed primarily for native English speakers, but it is also open to non-native speakers who hold a C1 English Language Qualification or equivalent.
Successful Graduate Teachers who go on to teach English in Ireland with students under 18 years of age will need to be Garda vetted by their future employer prior to taking up a teaching position. Successful Graduate Teachers wishing to go on to work in ACELS accredited schools must hold a University degree level 7 qualification alongside a recognised TEFL teaching qualification. Those wishing to teach overseas should check the specific country requirements.
The course includes:
The school is now recognised by University of Cambridge as a testing centre for the Cambridge Teacher Certificate TKT YL. Candidates can add these qualifications to their certification with completion of the Cambridge TKT YL examinations. This costs €75 each (€150 each for external candidates) and can be booked (and taken) at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre at the time of registration for TEFL courses. Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is the only school in Ireland offering this combination of certification (CELT + CAMBRIDGE TKT YL) for TEFL teachers.
TKT examinations are scheduled about 14 days following each TEFL course. (Minimum 4 candidates required.)
Full time courses: 4 weeks – 9.00-5.30
04 September – 30 September
03 October – 28 October
01 November- 25 November
Part time courses – 2023
3 Evenings per week – Tuesday and /or Wednesday and /or Thursday 5.45pm-9.45pm
Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
This course is designed specifically for teachers who wish to learn to teach outside the state system. Only state-qualified school teachers who hold or are in the process of being awarded a H.Dip. or B.Ed. qualification will be awarded ACELS certification (SQT TEFL) which allows them to teach English to juniors in the private sector in Ireland. Non-state-qualified teachers will be awarded a certificate of attendance only.
The course includes:
Full Time Courses:
For further details please contact us at [email protected]
Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is delighted to begin offering the Cambridge Delta – Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to ELT professionals in Ireland. The school has partnered with NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education, established in 1995, to provide a combination of face to face and online training. Small training groups will be led by experienced and highly qualified trainers, using a bespoke platform and specially-designed synchronous and asynchronous interaction tools as well as a wealth of unique content and resources preparing for Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Cambridge Delta the most recognised and respected professional qualification for experienced teachers who are looking to take their language teaching career to the next level.
Candidates will have a dedicated online tutor to support them through the course, and in the case of Module 2, a local tutor to provide observation, feedback and support in the practical component of the qualification. As a Cambridge examinations centre candidates can take the Exam for DELTA module 1 as well as Cambridge TKT examinations at the school.
Delta Module 1 (12 weeks starting September or March)
This module begins by examining ELT terminology, from definitions of technical terms to the analysis of published teaching materials for sub-skills and discourse features. You will consider how these things would be taught to a specific group of learners.
You will then look at the use of authentic texts, analysing them for features of genre, and the meaning, form, use and phonological aspects of language items present in them.
Later in the course, you will examine strengths and weaknesses of student-generated spoken or written texts in relation to areas such as task achievement, cohesion, use of collocation and so on.
Following on from this, you will evaluate a range of ELT examinations and tests, looking at their effectiveness relative to their stated purpose. In a similar way, extracts from published course book materials (including resource books and lesson plans) will then be studied in order to identify and discuss the underlying key language learning assumptions. You will also look at how other teachers have adapted or interpreted these materials and discuss what implications this has for classroom practice (in terms of methodological analysis, language acquisition theories, resources, and learner and teacher roles.)
For more detailed information about the examination please refer to the Cambridge English website.
Delta Module 2 – (9 months duration starting March each year):
You will need to complete 5 practical assignments.
These are: The Professional Development Assignment (PDA)
This consists of:
Two Language Systems Assignments (LSA):
These focus on any two of the following areas: grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse
Two Language Skills Assignments (LSA):
These focus on one receptive skill (reading or listening) AND one productive skill (speaking or writing) Three of the four LSAs are assessed internally by your Personal Delta Tutor (PDT). The fourth is assessed externally by a visiting assessor. Each LSA is made up of three parts:
Delta Module 3 (12 weeks starting September or March):
Module Three aims to develop knowledge of and competence in:
The covers the five assessment areas and comprises the following seven units of work:
Running through these seven units there are 35 tasks of varying lengths, designed for individual reflection on course reading and practical experience. Answers / comments on the tasks are provided within the online materials, but tasks can be submitted to a course tutor via email for more personalised feedback and discussion. Drafts of each of the five sections of the Extended Assignment should be submitted via email as they are completed for feedback from a course tutor, who will also give feedback on a final draft of the entire assignment. You should expect to be doing around 15 to 20 hours per week.
To find out more about all our courses please contact [email protected] or phone 09156646