Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 120
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English language skills is in high demand nowadays. Not only is English the lingua franca across the globe, but companies are also looking for employees who are able to speak and communicate in English. Since the market for those who are able to speak English is high, a lot of people are willing to learn English. Thus, there is a need for competent English language teachers.

The demand for teachers with training in TESOL is very high around the world. Schools and colleges in many areas are urgently looking for both native English speaking teachers (NEST) and non-native English speaking teachers (NNEST) with high-level English language skills.

Is this programme for me?

If you are interested in the teaching profession, this course will enable you to specialise in the teaching of English language to people from all over the world. This course will help you to learn how to plan and deliver English language lessons.

What will I learn?

The programme provides a solid basis for teachers and for developing expertise in a diverse range of English teaching situations. All kinds of teaching and learning activities and also hands-on experience through workshops are incorporated into the programme.

This course has been designed to give a strong foundation in the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language. It will equip ESL or EFL teachers with not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical knowledge which will help them become competent ESL or EFL teachers/lecturers at any educational institutions.


STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes and a credit in SPM English
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes and a credit in O-Level English
UEC Minimum 5Bs (including English)
Diploma/ HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT TER/UAI: average 60% or higher in 5 subjects
CPU/ CIMP Average of 60% or higher in 6 subjects
IB 26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
* The credit requirement of English at SPM level can be waived should the
grade obtained at STPM/STAM level or its equivalent is higher
PTE 59
Cambridge English 169


Year 1

Theories & Practices in Language Teaching, Phonetics & Phonology, Sociology of Language, Introduction to Psycholinguistics, A Survey of Prose Forms & Poetry in English, Fundamentals of English Grammar, Introduction to Linguistics, ICT in The English Language Classroom, Educational Psychology, English For Specific Purposes, Hubungan Etnik/Pengajian Malaysia 3, Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3, MPU Subjects (U2, U3, U4)

Year 2

Material Selection & Design, Teacher as A Successful Practitioner, Assessment in TESOL, Syntax & Morphology, Media Resources in ELT, Academic Writing, Language Deficient Learner, Foreign & Second Language Learning & Acquisition, Teaching of Listening Skills, Research Methods, Educational Sociology, Public Speaking, Classroom Management, Critical Thinking, Global Trends in English Language Education

Year 3

Teaching of Grammar, Teaching of Drama In ESOL, Teaching of Speaking Skills, Teaching of Reading Skills, Teaching of Writing Skills, Teaching of Prose Forms & Poetry In ESOL, Project Paper, Teaching Practice



Graduates from this course will be able to be employed as:

  • Lecturers
  • Teachers (International Schools/Colleges)
  • Trainers
  • Writers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Editors
  • TESOL Language Instructors for Adults
  • TESOL Programme Directors
  • Academic Advisors
  • Private TESOL Tutors
  • TESOL Teaching Material Writers
  • TESOL Teaching Material Editors


How much will I make?

The average salary for fresh graduate is around RM 2,000 to 2,500. But, of course, your salary will also depend on the institution that you work for.

If you go up the institutional ladder or when you reach a higher position, you can earn up to RM20,000 per month.

Did you know?

Recent data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (USA) reports that demand for many types of adult education teachers is going to increase by 9 percent by 2022. The growth will be more prominent for TESOL teachers specifically.

After you earn your degree in TESOL, there will be a lot of demand for your English teaching skills. You will be sought by schools and businesses overseas and by people who need to learn English to improve their career prospects.

A word of advice

If you are considering a career in TESOL, you will find that the field is as rewarding as it is demanding. Teaching English as a second or foreign language requires skills beyond just knowing the language.

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