Programme Overview

The MA TESOL programme prepares students for teaching both domestically and abroad in higher learning institutions and private schools. This programme aims to provide suitably qualified graduates who have little or no experience of English Language teaching with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of TESOL at both the theoretical and practical levels. The programme stresses the practical applications of learning and effective teaching and addresses classroom interaction, lesson planning, lesson delivery and language teaching methodology. Learning is balanced in the domains of knowledge, skills, attitude and awareness in the context of language and a disciplined reflective practice is encouraged.

Duration of Study

Full time : 1 ¼ years
Part time : 1 ½ – 2 years

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with a CGPA of 2.50 and above from any institution of higher learning recognized by the Malaysian government OR other qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL
  • Applicants not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant field
  • International Applicants are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0 OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English
  • This programme provides essential skills and knowledge to start a teaching career.
  • The programme evaluates relevant pedagogical materials and assessment of TESOL in line with current developments in TESOL pedagogy.
  • Students get to observe classes in session and do peer teaching.
  • The faculty provides extensive support for the students through language skills enhancement workshops and forums to discuss related issues in TESOL
Students are required to complete these subjects (42 credits).

Compulsory (30 credits)
  • Multicultural & Multilingual Education
  • Methodology in TESOL
  • Postgraduate Research Methodology
  • Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
  • World Englishes
  • Assessment in the TESOL Classroom
  • Technologies in Language Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Development and Course Design
  • Project Paper
Electives (Choose 4 - 12 Credits)
  • Classroom Observation
  • Teaching Practice
  • Educational Management
  • Educational Statistics
  • Literature in English in the TESOL Classroom
  • Writing TESOL Materials
  • Educational Psychology

**There are 6 elective subjects offered. Students are to choose 4 out of it. The electives are:

EDU 5104: Classroom Observation
EDU 5205: Teaching Practice
EDU 5301: Educational Management
EDU 5302: Educational Statistics
LIT 5301: Literature in English in the TESOL Classroom
EDU 5403: Materials Selection and Adaptation for TESOL
Tuition Fees RM23,940.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00
Insurance RM70.00

To view complete fee structure for Malaysian Students, please click HERE
To view complete fee structure for International Students, please click HERE

Medical Examination :RM265.00/year

Tuition Fees RM24,780.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,800.00
Medical Insurance RM530.00/year
Visa Processing Fee RM381.60/year

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