Postgraduate Diploma - TEFL

Program Description - The course aims at introducing students to various methods, techniques and principles of English Language Teaching, as a separate specialized field of study and research. It will familiarize students with the basic concepts and theories of the subject, and enable students to learn the methodology and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Program Objectives & Requirements

  • Program Objectives 
    • To introduce students to various methods, techniques and principles of English Language Teaching, as a separate specialized field of study and research
    • To familiarize students with the basic concepts and theories of the subject
    • To enable students to learn the methodology and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • To facilitate amateur and potential language teachers by improving their skills
  • Program Requirements
    • BA with at least second division, or BA with third Division plus Advanced Diploma with 65 % marks.

Program Details

The program has been divided into 10 different modules, each of which will carry 100 marks. These shall be covered in two semesters in one year. The working hours shall be 03 hours daily in the evening for 5 days in a week. The detail of the subjects semester-wise with text books are given here as per the semesters:

1st Semester

  • Paper I: Teaching of Phonology
    • Core Text:
      • A Course in Phonetics and Phonology by Peter Roach
      • Teaching English Pronunciation by Joanne Kenworthy
  • Paper II: Practical Techniques in Language Teaching
    • Core Text: At the Chalk face
  • Paper III: Teaching Error Analysis
    • Core Text: Error Analysis by Jack C. Richards
  • Paper IV: Teaching Literature in a Language Class
    • Course Text:  Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature by H.G. Widdowson
  • Paper V: Approaches and Methods on TEFL
    • Core Text: Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching by J C Richards / Theodore S. Rodgers

2nd Semester

  • Paper VI: Applied Linguistics
    • Core Text: 1. Perspectives in Linguistics & Text 2. Introduction to Linguistics, by Poole
  • Paper VII: Teaching of Reading and Writing Skills
    • Core Text: 1. Teaching of Reading & 2. Preparing to Teach Writing
  • Paper VIII: Testing and Evaluation
    • Core Text: 1. Testing English as a Second Language & 2. Testing for Language Teachers by Auther Hughes
  • Paper IX: Syllabus Design and Adaptation of Teaching Material
    • Core Text: Basic Principles of Curriculum by Ralph W Tyler
  • Paper X: Research Mechanics & Dissertation
    • Core Text  Educational Research by L.R. Gay

Assessment Criteria

  • The evaluation of the candidates will be made in end-term and final term examination.
  • Only the candidates who have 80% attendance will be eligible to sit for the examination.
  • At the end of each semester, candidates will have to qualify in:
    • Oral Exams (Speaking, Listening, Reading) 150 marks (Non-Credit)
    • Written Exam:  500 marks (Credit)

Thus, there will be 1000 credit marks and 300 non-credit total at the completion of the program. The candidates who qualify in 10 written tests and 3 oral tests (at the end of each semester) separately and in aggregate will be declared successful.

  • The candidates who fail to qualify in the semester exam shall be promoted to the next semester, and they shall take supplementary examination which shall be held within 40 days of the announcement of the result.
  • The candidates who fail to qualify at least 5 subjects in both semesters shall be ceased.

All these rules are in accordance with the approved rules and regulations for examinations of the university.

Admission Schedule

Admissions to PGD TEFL are offered twice every year, in January and July.