Faculty of Education & Liberal Sciences

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

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

Programme Description

The programme aims to produce eloquent professionals in English who are well-versed with issues in TESL, exposing them 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.

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Programme Highlights

  • Mode: Full & Part Time
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Credit Hours: 122
  • Scholarships Available
  • Intake: Jan/Feb, May/June, Sept/Oct
  • Course in Petaling Jaya campus

Subjects offered*

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Critical Thinking
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Teachers and Current Challenges
  • Morphology & Syntax
  • Educational Psychology
  • English For Employment
  • Language Teaching Methodologies
  • Classroom Management


*(not limited to)


i) A pass in STPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects; OR ii. A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid ; OR iii. A Diploma or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; OR iv. Matriculation/Foundation or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00. v. *Pass DKM/DLKM/DVM (HEP is required to implement a screening and bridging program which correspond to the program field).

For International Students
Senate minimum requirements: A minimum score of 4.0 in IELTS OR / Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with Band 3 OR its equivalent.

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