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Foundation Studies in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)**

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees200/Sem
FacultyCentre of Foundation Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

 The Asasi TESL (TESL Foundation) Program is a preparatory programme that prepares students for entry into relevant degree programmes at local Public Institutions of Higher Learning (IPTA).The programme focuses on the TESL (Teaching English as Second Language) basic components and induces mastery of the four main language elements of Writing, Reading, Listening & Speaking, and Grammar as well as other interesting but significant and useful minor fields like Computer Literacy, Malaysian Studies, English Literature and Drama. The main distinction between the Asasi TESL and its predecessor as well as other foundation programmes is that it has now grown into a programme that prepares students for other suitable degree programmes in UiTM and other local universities in Malaysia. There are 3 campuses offering this programme; UiTM Lendu Melaka, UiTM Kuantan and Faculty of Education, Shah Alam.

Entry Requirements

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

    • An excellent result in SPM or its equivalent with a minimum of 5 credits of B+, B, C+, C grades including Bahasa Malaysia
    • Candidates must score a minimum distinction A- grade in English AND a credit in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.
    • Candidates must pass a written test AND interview
Career Prospects

Upon completion, students could join B. Ed (Hons.) TESL Programmes in any IPTA or other relevant degree programmes at any IPTA. The alternative equivalent programmes include:

  • English Studies
  • Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • Mass Communication
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Film & Screen
  • Public Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Administrative Science

The alumni of the programme have been known to become teachers (and lecturers), junior executives specializing in corporate relations, singers, business owners, and many others.

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


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