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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
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Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees27600/Yr
Fees (International Student)33400/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

The BEd programme is studied full-time over four years. Modules offered in years one, two and three are similar for BA and BEd programmes. However, BEd programme requires a practical teaching posting in your fourth year. 

Your first year modules will introduce you to the foundation of education within different contexts. This knowledge and understanding will be developed further in your second year. In your third year you will take specialised modules relatingto your pathway. You will also pursue your own independent research throughout the third year. If you are studying for the BEd, you will start your teaching practical during your fourth year. 

Curriculum

Year one

Typical core modules

  • Identifying and Understanding Special Educational Needs
  • Language as a Learning Tool
  • Literacy in School and Society
  • Portrait of a School
  • The School Curriculum
  • The School Teacher
  • Understanding Learners and Learning
  • Understanding Schools and Schooling 

Year two 

Typical core modules

  • Creative Curriculum
  • Education and Society
  • Learning Difficulties: Supporting Children, Young People and Their Families
  • Learning Styles and Strategies
  • Teaching Language Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching Styles and Strategies

Year three 

Typical core modules 

  • Assessment and Evaluation in TESOL
  • Educational Inquiry (extended project)
  • Educational Research Methods
  • Literature in the Language Classroom
  • Materials for Language Teaching
  • Phonetics and Phonology for Language Teaching
  • Principles and Practice of English Language Teaching
  • The Teaching of Grammar  
  • TESOL Methodology 

Year four 

Typical core modules 

  • Planning for Continuing Professional Development
  • Practical teaching in TESOL 
  • School Experience
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements
A Level BBC, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level
STPM  B+B+B, excluding Pengajian Am 
UEC  1 A and 4 B3, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language 
SAM or other Australian matriculations  ATAR 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian (CIMP/ICPU) 86% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum) Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma plus, a score of 1200 in SATr and 650,650,600 in SAT Subject Tests or 4,4,3 in Advanced Placement Tests. Students taking group B subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
Advance Placement (AP) Applicants who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation  Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts and Education programme with no failed modules

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements
IELTS:  6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT):  87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature: grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature: grade C
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O Level): grade B
GCSE O Level:  grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
MUET: Band 5
UEC:  grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points 
IB English B (Higher Level):  4 points 
IB English B (Standard Level):  5 points 
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

 

Intake Months

September

Career Prospects

Education is a challenging, exciting and rewarding career. Careers in education are available in four main areas:

  • public and private schools, colleges and universities;
  • supplementary and alternative education providers; 
  • the education products industry, including ICT, multimediaand conventional material development and publishing;
  • and education services, including consultancy, investment services, research and technology services.

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


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