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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Teaching of English as a Second Language

Offered by: Quest International University (QIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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FacultyFaculty of Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

This 3 ½ year programme provides students with a firm grounding in key theoretical and practical concepts related to language, pedagogy and culture. Evidence-based best practices and innovative 21st century teaching techniques are used to help students develop the skills and competencies they require to deliver effective English language instruction. A 16-week Practicum in a secondary school provides students with hands-on experience in planning and delivering instruction and in organising and managing various co-curricular events and projects. This blend of theory and practice is designed to develop passionate and skilled professionals who possess transferable skills that are sought after in a diverse range of professions.

General Studies Subjects


For Malaysian Students


  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service


For International Students


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service
University Courses


  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum
Core Courses
  • Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • English Grammar
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Concepts and Theories in ELT
  • Information Technology in Education
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Educational Psychology
  • TESL Methodology
  • English Syntax and Morphology
  • ESL Testing and Evaluation
  • Teaching of English Grammar in ESL Classrooms
  • Culture and Communication
  • English Literature
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • Teaching of Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Teaching of Writing Skills
  • Educational Research Methodology
  • Educational Management
  • Teaching of Literature in ESL Classrooms
  • Materials Selection and Adaptation
  • Seminar in ESL
  • Comparative Literature
  • Teaching of Reading Skills
  • Micro Teaching
  • Research Paper
  • Practicum
Elective Course

Any ONE of the following:


  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Corporate Communication
  • Comparative Education
Entry Requirements
Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalentPass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects or its equivalent and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM)Pass with a minimum grade of Jayyid and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent;
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects and pass in English Language subject

Recognised Diploma in a related field



A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent and a credit in English at SPM or its equivalent
Other QualificationsOther equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
English Proficiency IELTS 6.0 OR MUET Band 4
Intake Months

April, July, September / October

Career Prospects
  • English Teacher in public, private and international schools, and English language centres
  •  Textbook Writer
  •  Technical Writer
  •  English Materials Developer
  •  Editor
  •  Journalist / Reporter
  •  Public Relations Executive
  •  Interpreter / Translator
  •  Research analyst
  •  Biographer
  •  Advertising / Digital Copywriter
  •  Corporate Communications Writer
  •  English Language Teaching Coach
  •  Literary Critic

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

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