Master of Arts in (TESOL)   Apply Now




The Master of Arts in TESOL is meant to turn English language graduates and teachers into the ESL/EFL professionals of tomorrow. It paves the way for many job opportunities in the ever-growing field of education and other related sectors. The program will further enhance an already acquired professional development among candidates and further their careers in the field of English Language Teaching and educational leadership.



The Master of Arts in TESOL is designed to be the leading regional program that prepares students, teachers, teacher trainers, school principals, and researchers to become future experienced TESOL professionals and education leaders. The program equips candidates from diverse nationalities and cultures with state-of-the-art research methods in second language acquisition and second language learning, in teaching and testing and in using instructional technology in the classroom.



The mission of the Master of Arts in TESOL program is to provide English language graduates, teachers and education professionals with a distinctive blend of theory and practice in the areas of language learning theory and teaching methodologies. The program further introduces candidates to the learning and teaching practices in the UAE and elsewhere.



  • Candidates will demonstrate understanding and can apply the central concepts and research methodologies relevant to English language studies, TESOL theory, and TESOL practice.
  • Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of how diverse English language learners develop and learn in a TESOL environment, and can plan for learning opportunities that support individual learner’s English language skills, intellectual, social, and personal development.
  • Candidates will use a variety of TESOL classroom instructional strategies to encourage English language learners’ development of their English language proficiency and critical thinking according to mandated curriculum goals.
  • Candidates will use an understanding of various motivational forces and behaviors to create an environment that encourages English language learning, active inquiry, collaboration, positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation for English language learners.
  • Candidates will apply different technologies, including computer-assisted language learning technologies, and effective communication techniques to support instruction, English language learning, and assessment in the TESOL classroom.
  • Candidates will use various assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the development of the English language learner.
  • Candidates will become reflective practitioners who continually evaluate the effects of their choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community), and who actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally within the TESOL community, especially by fostering relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' English language learning and well-being.


Graduation Requirements

 To obtain a Master of Arts in (TESOL), the student must successfully complete 36 credit hours, with a minimum (CGPA) of 3 out of 4.


Learning Outcomes

After graduation, Candidates should be able to:

  • Analyze the structure of English at different levels of representation;
  • Apply knowledge of linguistics to the analysis of L2 learner performance data;
  • Analyze and evaluate different learning theories with reference to teaching practices, learning practices, and psychological needs;
  • Use different evaluation methods and techniques;
  • Use appropriate technologies in their class preparation and class teaching activities;
  • Create a suitable physical and psychological environment so that effective teaching and learning can take place, with the appropriate use of technology in the classroom;
  • Assess L2 pragmatic competence in ESL learners;
  • Use the results of TESOL evaluation and testing techniques within the TESOL classroom;
  • Analyze the concept of identity as it is created through language use;
  • Use the steps in the action research cycle in a thoughtful and self-reflective manner;
  • Able to reflect on feedback given by ELT colleagues and learners, and use this feedback to further develop as an ELT teacher;
  • Recognize and demonstrate standards of professional practice with respect to organizational requirements, manner, attitude, working relationships, personal appearance, and timekeeping.


Job Opportunities 

  • English language teachers

  • English language supervisors 
  • Translators 
  • Curriculum Developers 
  • School headmasters