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Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language)

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1 year 4 months (minimum)

Intake: March, July, November

Teaching English As A Second Language (TESL) is a postgraduate qualification for teaching young and adult students, whose first language is not English. Such students may be either learning English as their second language at school or intending to learn or improve the language for future career prospects. A TESL degree would be suitable not only for those seeking jobs such as teaching ESL students in schools, but would also be of benefit for anyone working with recent immigrants to English-speaking countries such as the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Besides qualifying our potential students to become teachers, this postgraduate-level programme also enables them to undertake careers as strategic planners, course content curators or designers, decision makers, managers, administrators and directors in the field of education.

TESL courses are most relevant for those looking to teach English within their home country. TESL is also a highly respected ESL qualification in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Canada.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Education (Hons) / Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Education with a minimum CGPA 2.50 from an institution recognized by the Malaysian government; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) AND Diploma in Education/ Certificate in Education/ Diploma in Teaching a minimum CGPA 2.50 from an institution recognized by the Malaysian government; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) or its equivalent, with an minimum CGPA 2.50, as accepted by the Senate; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted subject to five (5) years working experience in the related field; OR
  • Applicants into the Master’s program (level 7, MQF) through APEL, must be a Malaysian citizen aged more than 30 years of age in the year of application, have STPM/ Diploma/ A-Level or its equivalent with relevant work experience/prior experiential learning and passed APEL assessment.


  • For international students,
  1. A minimum score of Band 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*; or
  2. A minimum score of 550 for a paper-based total or 80 for an Internet based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*; or
  3. A minimum of Grade C in First Cambridge English (FCE) minimum scale 169, or B2 in CEFR, or Pearson Test of English (PTE 50-58) as required proficiency; or
  4. A recognized first degree undertaken in English medium; or
  5. Successful attainment of FCE minimum of Grade C (169) conducted by the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) within 1-6 months from the date of entry with conditional offer letter.

The Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language) requires a total of 46 credits to complete in (11⁄2-2) years.


Quantitative Research Methods in Education
Foundations of Education
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction
Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Technology in Education
Assessment in Education



Second Language Acquisition
Linguistics and Multilingualism
Sociolinguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
Language Teaching Methodology
Syntax and Discourse Analysis
Material Design and Selection in TESL
Project Paper

* Subject to change



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