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MASTER OF ARTS IN TESOL

1. Program Objectives

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is designed to broaden students’ understanding of language teaching in a variety of educational, social and cultural contexts. This program also aims to enhance students’ knowledge in areas such as curriculum design, assessment, discourse analysis and language acquisition which enable them to play a critical role as a teacher-researcher, foreign language teacher or TESOL instructor or director.

 

2. Career Opportunities

Students completing this degree will be able to work as a:

  • TESOL instructor;
  • academic adviser/coordinator;
  • TESOL program director; and
  • TESOL textbook writer or editor.

3. Expected Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • show an understanding of language teaching including theories and practices in a variety of educational, social and cultural contexts;
  • demonstrate knowledge in areas such as curriculum design and evaluation, testing and assessment, discourse analysis, language acquisition, research methods and approaches to teaching;
  • demonstrate an understanding of relationships between language teaching and learning;
  • acquire practical knowledge and skills whilst reviewing the way that beliefs, principles and theories affect teaching;
  • make informed pedagogical decisions;
  • design, implement, evaluate and develop various teaching methodologies and assessment strategies for students from a diverse range of backgrounds;
  • analyze and reflect on their practice and experiences;
  • articulate current conceptual and theoretical trends, issues, and concerns in the fields of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and language pedagogy;
  • demonstrate professional attitude, confidence, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills, initiative, innovative, creativity and leadership skills in a wide range of professional settings;
  • successfully engage in a process of continual improvement and pursue a further university degree;
  • effectively apply information and computer technology and numerical knowledge in interpreting information and proposing solutions to problems and issues in different settings; and
  • professionally communicate with professional and academic audiences and a wider community through informal and formal reports and presentations.

4. Admission Requirements

To enroll in this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

A.  Applicants graduated from the Department of English Language, USEA

  • hold a Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (B.Ed. in TEFL), Bachelor of Arts in English  Interpretation, Bachelor of Arts in English for International Business, or Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Children;

B. Students graduated from the Department of English from recognized higher education institutions

  • hold a Bachelor Degree in English;
  • pass the university’s English Proficiency Test;

C. Other students with valid TOEFL and IELTS score

  • hold a Bachelor Degree in non-English major;
  • hold an official TOEFL with a minimum score of 500 or IELTS score of 5.0;

D.  Other students

  • hold a Bachelor Degree in non-English major;
  • pass the university’s English Proficiency Test; and
  • pass the university entrance examination.