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Master of Education

Teaching of English as a Second Language

Who should enrol? 

Master of Education in TESL is programme is designed for those who wish to become specialised professionals in the field of TESL. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge on key principles of language acquisition, language teaching methodology, discourse, current research methodology and applications of statistical analysis to conduct research projects. This programme is also very unique because it enriches students’ skills in developing innovative products that address the current needs of teaching and learning. In preparing students to be future ready educator, the programme allows students to translate theory into practice and  will equip them to become adept language practitioners.

Programme duration:

Students can complete their study in a minimum of three (3) semesters to six (6) semesters. That is about 1 year a half to 3 years. The Master of Education (TESL) is awarded after the successful completion of 45 credits hours  on various courses, depending on the mode taken.

Class time:

  • Weekdays
  • 4pm to 7pm

*The days and times are negotiable.

Programme structure:

Students could choose to take any of the mode below:

  • Taught Course
  • Mixed Mode
  • Full Research

For Taught Course, students are to spend most of their time attending classes and doing assignments. They are to take 11 subjects and to conduct a single research project (Research Project 1 & Research Project 2).

The Mixed Mode, is slightly similar to the Taught Course but students are to spend more time on their dissertation. Both modes have exams or Final Exam Equivalent Project at the end of every semester. 

For the Full Research, students are to attend fewer classes, most of their time is dedicated on their thesis, supervised by their lecturers.

    List of subjects for all modes: 

    Mixed Mode (45 Credits) Taught Course (45 Credits) Full Research (45 Credits)

    University compulsory (3 credits)

    • Dynamics in Education Leadership

    Faculty compulsory (11 credits)

    • Research Methods in Education
    • Application of Statistics in Educational Research
    • Innovations in Learning and Teaching

    Programme core (12 credits)

    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Language Teaching Methodology
    • Description of English

    Research project (10 credits)

    • Research Project 1
    • Research Project 2

    Programme electives (12 credits)

    Choose any 4:

    • Syllabus and Material Design
    • Computer Assisted Language Learning
    • English for Specific Purposes
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Seminar

     

    University compulsory (3 credits)

    • Dynamics in Education Leadership

    Faculty compulsory (7 credits)

    • Research Methodology & Data Analysis in Education
    • Innovation in Learning and Teaching

    Programme core (12 credits)

    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Language Teaching Methodology
    • Description of English
    • Seminar

    Dissertation (23 credits)

    *Register after competing all courses.

    University compulsory (3 credits)

    • Dynamics in Education Leadership

    Faculty compulsory ( HW: Compulsory attendance)

    • Research Methodology & Data Analysis in Education
    • Critical Analysis
    • Academic Writing

    Thesis (42 credits)

     

     

    Facts and Figures

     

    31 Academic staff
    16 Academic staff with PhD
    150 International postgraduate students
    201 Postgraduate students
    973 Undergraduate students

    Innovative Teaching and Learning

    FSSH KL has four language laboratories and one state-of-the-art multimedia laboratory to facilitate teaching and learning on online platform.

     

    English Language and Islamic Civilisation

    Strong collaboration between English language and Islamic civilisation lecturers in providing quality education to students.

    Cross-cultural experience


    Summer School courses to international students are offered all year round.  Come and join us for an adventurous and exciting cross-cultural learning experience.