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Teaching Certificate

Teaching Certificate 

Valeria - Teacher in the LCS
Valeria – Teacher in the LCS

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is pleased to introduce the DCU LanguaCulture Space Teaching Certificate. This Certificate will be awarded to DCU students who teach their native language/culture in the LanguaCulture Space (GLA.C135). The Teaching Certificate can be a valuable addition to your CV/E-Portfolio, indicating practical work experience in intercultural relations and teaching experience.

Do I need teaching experience?

Students who wish to take part in the teaching program will receive a teacher coaching prior to their teaching. The coaching is mandatory and will help students learn about teaching methods and approaches. SALIS language tutors will support and guide students throughout the process which will ensure that even students who have no previous experience in teaching feel confident organising and conducting communicative language classes.

Chloe - Taught French in the LCS
Chloe – Taught French in the LCS

What do I need to do for the Certificate?

To qualify for the Teaching Certificate you have to:

  • Organise and teach 4 sessions of your native language/culture
  • Submit a teaching portfolio which will include 
  1. a lesson plan for each lesson
  2. the materials developed for class
  3. a report reflecting on the classes

Who can take part?

Everyone. Both International and Irish DCU students are encouraged to take part in the program. The classes do not have to be conducted by only one person, but groups can work together as long as each member of the group holds an active role in both developing and delivering the classes.

If you wish to take part in this programme, please contact us at:

We look forward to hearing from you!