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Bachelor of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language,TESL) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees200/sem
FacultyFaculty of Education
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

The B. Ed. TESL (Hons.) Programme is tailored to the needs of producing knowledgeable, skillful and qualified Bumiputera teachers, in line with the effort to help upgrade the teaching and learning of English in secondary schools and institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. To achieve this objective, the programme is structured based on various areas of education, knowledge competence in the English Language, current methods of teaching and learning as well as teaching practices. The duration of the programme in the full mode is 8 semesters or 4 years. However, students possessing relevant diploma or equivalent qualifications are entitled to apply for exemptions or credit transfer, which enables them to graduate in less than the stipulated time.

The Programme offers three main areas of study:

  • TESL
    • Methodologies in Teaching Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, Grammar, Literature
  • Literature
    • Asian, Contemporary, Poetry and Poetry, Women, Children and Young Adults, Shakespeare
  • Educational Studies
    • Philosophy, History, Sociology, Guidance and Counselling, Psychology, Testing and Evaluation, Basic data Analysis, Curriculum and Instruction, Research Methodology, Current Issues, Classroom management, Co-Curriculum Management, Professional Development
  • Linguistics
    • Phonetics and Phonology, Structure of English, Applied Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Entry Requirements

Interested candidates who wish to join this programme are required to fulfill the following conditions:

  • STPM with 3 principal passes including Kertas Am or Pengajian Am and a subsidiary pass in one other subject

OR 

  • Teacher’s Training College diplomas/Certificates with 5 years experience in teaching English or 7 years teaching experience

OR 

  • Diploma from UiTM or other recognized institutions with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

OR

  • ASASI TESL certificate from UiTM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

OR

  • Ministry of Education matriculation certificate with a minimum CGPA of 3.00

AND

  • SPM/SPMV with credits in English Language (minimum 2A) Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and credits in 2 other subjects
  • MUET (minimum Band 4) AND Pass the MEDSI (Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory) written test and interview
Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can serve as English instructors in government and private secondary schools or seek employment in the fields of journalism, publishing, broadcasting, advertising and training. In spite of the common misconception that the TESL students from the Faculty of Education, UiTM are mostly to become teachers, in reality, there are many alumni who had become singers, artists, writers, journalists, novelist and entrepreneurs.

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


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