Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

KP /JPS (R/145/7/0020) 08/17
Full Time: 1 ¼ years
Part Time: 1 ½ – 2 years
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ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

The MA TESOL programme prepares students to teach 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.

Students who are interested in the teaching profession are encouraged to take this programme.

What will I experience if I pursue this programme?

The programme stresses the practical aspects of learning and 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.

What can I do after getting my MA TESOL?

There is a great demand for English teachers with Masters in TESOL. You will be sought by schools and businesses overseas and by people who need to learn English to improve their career prospects.

Our postgraduate programme will prepare you for several professions such as TESOL Instructor for Adults, TESOL Teacher, TESOL Program Director or Coordinator, Academic Adviser, Teaching Material Writer/Editor, Government agency adviser and Private Tutor

What makes this programme stand out?

The programme puts a lot of emphasis on gaining practical observational experience in the English Language classroom that allows students to see how the theoretical side is applied to real life teaching settings.

Is it worth getting an MA in TESOL?

Where there is a strong demand for education, the need arises for an adequate supply of qualified teachers. The demand for well-trained English teachers is worldwide, particularly in the sphere of international business. While some international programs will accept teachers with a Bachelor’s degree, the highest-paying jobs are generally left to those with a postgraduate degree from an accredited TESOL programme.

CHECK IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

  • 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.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

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

HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO PAY

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM23,940.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00
Insurance RM70.00/year
Total Fees (Approximate) RM24,400.00
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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
Total Fees (Approximate) RM32,600.00

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