Master of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language)

4 Semesters / 1 Year 6 Months
Petaling Jaya (Main)
EPF Withdrawal Available
RM 1,077.78per
RM 19,400.00 total fee
Price listed above is applicable to local students only

Why this course

Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language) is ideal for those who want to gain a specialised knowledge in teaching English to others, where English is not their mother tongue. Through the modules offered, students will develop a deeper understanding of the core principles of teaching and learning the English Language.

At UNITAR, this flexible and unique programme designed for working adults with busy schedules features a comprehensive curriculum in advanced linguistics and cross-cultural communication.

Price listed above is applicable to local students only
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Course information

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master’s Programme:

  • A bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) in the field or related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent as accepted by UNITAR Senate; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).
  • Entry requirements for admission into the Master’s program (level 7, MQF) through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOHE). Applicants must be/have:​
    • A Malaysian citizen; and
    • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application;​
    • Possess at least STPM / Diploma / A-Levels / equivalent qualifications;​
    • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
    • Pass the APEL Assessment​

English Requirements

International students
  • minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; OR
  • minimum score of 600 for TOEFL; OR
    its equivalent.

Internal Assessment : An oral test in the form of interview which will be conducted by a panel of interviewers consisting of two members from each Faculty and a representative from English Language department or any other related department

Teaching of English as a Second Language

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics and Multi-Lingualise
  • Sociolinguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Material Design and Selection in TESL
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Project Paper

Core Subjects

  • Philosophical Ideas in Education
  • Curriculum, Instructions and Assessment in Education
  • Psychology of Learning and Instruction
  • Educational Research Methodology
  • ESL Lecturer / Academician
  • Private Tutor
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • English Private Tutor
  • ESL Instructor
  • Material Writer
  • Researcher

The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to:

  1. The differences and theories of first and second language acquisition.
  2. Awareness in third language through discourse on case studies.
  3. Communication across society and dialects, with understanding through analyses.
  4. Learning the relationship between language, context and behavioural patterns.
  5. Discussing theories, principles and techniques of language teaching materials.

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