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Diploma in Education (TESL)

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Exam BodyMAHSA University
Course Duration2.5 Years
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CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyCentre for Education and Learning
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Stream RequirementsArt Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

This is the first step towards an English language teaching career. The Diploma in Education TESL is a course specifically designed for those who are interested in teaching English as a second language. The Programme aims at producing competent graduates with professional knowledge and excellent teaching skills in the field of TESL. The Diploma combines assessed teaching practice with academic study into aspects of language teaching and learning such as ELT methodology, use of technologies, materials, language analysis and second language acquisition. As a result, our graduates become effective communicators in the English Language with knowledge of contextual and global challenges in TESL, well-equipped with skills in pedagogy and ICT and can carry out research as a life- long learning process. Also, by using a combination of learning methods and assessments such as experimental teaching sessions, seminars, and peer language teaching observations, students will find meaningful ways to teach.

With English spoken by some 1.75 billion people worldwide, the need for teachers with high quality and recognized English language teaching qualifications has never been greater. If you are passionate about teaching English, The Diploma in Education TESL at MAHSA University offers you the opportunity for a fulfilling and rewarding career.

  • Year 1 Semester 1:
    • TESL 11: Grammar 1 (3 credits)
    • TESL 12: Listening and Speaking Skills (3 credits)
    • TESL 13: Introduction to Language Learning Theories (3 credits)
    • TESL 14: Foundation of Educational Philosophy (3 credits)
    • MPU 2163 / MPU 2133: Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (3 credits)
  • Year 1 Semester 2:
    • TESL 21: Foundation of Educational Psychology (3 credits)
    • TESL 22: Reading and Writing Skills 1 (3 credits)
    • TESL 23: Critical Thinking in Communication (3 credits)
    • TESL 24: Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
    • MPU 2222: Creative and Critical Thinking (2 credits)
  • Year 1 Semester 3:
    • TESL 31: Reading and Writing Skills 2 (3 credits)
    • TESL 32: Grammar 2 (3 credits)
    • TESL 33: Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3 credits)
  • Year 2 Semester 4:
    • TESL 41: Basics of ESL Methodology (3 credits)
    • MPU 2312: Time Management (2 credits)
    • TESL 42: Teaching of Writing (3 credits)
    • TESL 43: Teaching of Listening and Speaking (3 credits)
    • ELEC 201: Public Speaking (3 credits)
    • ELEC 202: English For Employment (3 credits)
    • ELEC 203: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • Year 2 Semester 5:
    • TESL 51: Development of ESL Materials (3 credits)
    • TESL 52: ESL Assessment and Testing 1 (LS/SP) (3 credits)
    • TESL 53: Basics of Curriculum Design (3 credits)
    • TESL 54: Teaching of Reading (3 credits)
    • ELE 4213: Public Speaking (3 credits)
    • ELE 4223: English For Employment (3 credits)
    • ELE 4233: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • Year 2 Semester 6:
    • TESL 61: Assessment and Testing in ESL 2 (R/W) (3 credits)
    • TESL 62: Literature in the ESL Classroom (3 credits)
    • TESL 63: Teaching of Grammar (3 credits)
  • Year 3 Semester 7:
    • TESL 71: Lesson Planning for ESL (3 credits)
    • TESL 72: Micro Teaching (4 credits)
    • TESL 73: Classroom Management (3 credits)
    • MPU 2412: Co-Curricular Project (2 credits)
  • Year 3 Semester 8:
    • TESL 81: Teaching Practicum (6 credits)
Entry Requirements

i. A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/SPMV) with a minimum of credits in 3 subjects, including a minimum of C6 in English Language


ii. A pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum of a Grade B in 3 subjects including English


iii. A pass in O-Levels with a minimum of a Grade C in 3 subjects


vi. A pass in Level 3, MQF Certificate in a related field with a minimum of a Grade C with CGPA 2.00


vii. A pass in (STPM) or equivalent with a minimum of a Grade C with GPA 2.00 in any subject


viii. A Higher Certificate in STAM with a minimum Grade Maqbul


ix. Any other qualifications that are recognized by the University Senate or the Malaysian Government that can be benchmarked to a related field.

English Language Proficiency of International Students: Candidates should have at least an IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 500 and MUET Band 3 as an exit requirement.

Career Prospects

Individuals who graduate in the Education/TESL field, may work as:

  • School teachers
  • Writers/Authors
  • Copywriters
  • Researchers
  • Communication Executives
  • Lecturers
  • Trainers

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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