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

Offered by: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 1.5 Yrs, PT: 1.5-2 Yrs
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Fees (International Student)24780/Course
FacultyFaculty of Business, Information & Human Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

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.


Students are required to complete all courses (42 credit hours).


Year 1
  • Multicultural / Multilingual Education
  • World Englishes
  • Technologies in Language Teaching and Learning
  • Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Methodology in TESOL
  • Elective 3
  • Assessment  in  the TESOL classroom
  • Research Methodology in TESOL
Year 2
  • Project  Paper
  • Curriculum Development and Course Design
  • Elective 4

**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
Entry Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree in the relevant field with a CGPA of 2.50 and above from IUKL or any institutions of higher learning accredited by the government OR other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL.
  • Applicants not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  • For local applicants, sufficient mastery of the English language is required.
  • 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

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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