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.
Upon successful completion of the MA in TESOL, students will be able to:
|No.||Program Learning Outcomes||Aligned with L9 QFE Descriptors|
|1||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the advanced theories, principles and methods of TESOL drawing on research in the TESOL field and related areas||QFE 2,4,6|
|2||Apply key SLA theories to current teaching methodologies and materials development with a scheme of implementation.||QFE 1,3,4|
|3||Design and implement a range of lesson types that serve learners’ needs and enhance academic achievement.||QFE 1,4,5|
|4||Display competency in problem-solving skills to address complex challenges in highly diverse TESOL contexts.||QFE 1,2,4,7|
|5||Communicate arguments as well as academic and professional information through debate and in various TESOL settings||QFE 5,6|
|6||Use personal experience to critically reflect on theoretical issues in the field of TESOL and their relationship to professional practice||QFE 3,6,7|
|7||Demonstrate advanced skills for undertaking, independently, small-scale research projects including the use of information technology||QFE 2,4,8|
|8||Apply professional and ethical standards in highly complex TESOL learning environments and research situations||QFE 3,9|
|EmSAT||TOEFL ITP||TOEFL iBT||TOEFL CBT||IELTS|
|* Excludes from this condition: A native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language.|
A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the following cases:
- If a student obtains a score of (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has an average of at least (3 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
- If a student obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has a cumulative average from (2 to 2.99 out of 4) s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
- If an applicant obtains a score of (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has a cumulative average from (2 to 2.99 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:
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.
Compulsory Courses (33) CR.H.
Linguistics and the Structure of English
Theories of Learning and Develpoment
Teaching Language Skills
Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice
Classroom Management and Environment
Evaluation in the TESOL Class
0401601 & 0401605
English Language Learning and Technology
TESOL Research: Theory and Methodology
MA in TESOL Project
All other TESOL courses, excluding 0401608
Elective Courses (3) CR.H.
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Language and Social Interaction