Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

(R2/811/6/0090) (MQA/FA 0624) 05/2029

The programme aims to produce eloquent professionals in English who are well-versed with issues in TESL, exposed to the most effective current methods and technologies in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), and to produce graduates with leadership skills and a committed sense of social responsibility. The graduates are also exposed to linguistics, literature and pedagogy as well as a foreign language such as Mandarin or French. A compulsory practicum in government aided schools around Petaling Jaya is required in order to graduate

Duration of Study

3 years

Credit Hours


Career Prospect

Government, private and International school language educators, English Language Community Education Officer, Education Administrator, Learning Mentor, English Language Curriculum Specialist Writer,  English Language Teaching Coach, Literary Critique,  English Columnist, Subject Matter Expert

Subjects Offered

  • Introduction to Linguistics*
  • Introduction to Literature*
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mandarin I / French I
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Teachers and Current challenges
  • Mandarin II / French II
  • Selected Literary Works
  • Morphology & Syntax
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Technology
  • Mandarin III / French III
  • Academic Skills
  • English For Employment
  • Language Teaching Methodologies
  • Classroom Management
  • Malaysian Literatures in English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching Literature in ESL Classroom
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Co-Curriculum
  • English for Employment
  • Teaching Reading in ESL Classroom
  • Teaching Writing in ESL Classroom
  • Curriculum Design & Materials Development
  • Language Awareness
  • Hubungan Etnik / Pengajian Malaysia III
  • Teaching Grammar in ESL Classroom
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking in ESL Classroom
  • Action Research for TESL
  • Language Assessment
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi II
  • Practical Approaches to Teaching
  • Theatre in TESL
  • Practicum**
  • Project Paper

Entry Requirement

  • Passed STPM / A-Level with full pass in 2 subjects with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Passed the Matriculation / Foundation Program Certificate in the relevant field from any recognized PPT with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • A Diploma from PPT accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education or Government of Malaysia with a CGPA of at least 2.00; or
  • Passed International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum score of 24; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian government. AND earn B in English subject at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level.

Additional Requirement for International Students - English

  • For international students: IELTS 7.0 / CEFR B1 or equivalent TOEFL PBT (590) or TOEFL IBT (79) or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance) / CEFR B2 or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency) / CEFR C1 or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (65) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 4)

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