Faculty of Education and Humanities Sciences

Two Foreign Languages


Two Foreign Languages


Master of Pedagogical Sciences

Program length

2 years



Profile disciplines for complex testing


Professionally oriented foreign language


TFL 367 Contemporary Trends in TESOL (5 ECTS)
TFL 438 Assessment in Language Teaching (5 ECTS)
TFL 439 Practice of English Language Teaching: Peer Teaching (5 ECTS)
Total: 25 ECTS. 

For the English language-related bachelor’s programs such as “Translation Studies, Foreign Philology (English), English Language and Literature”, here are the prerequisite conditions for the Master’s Degree in TEFL at SDU: 
1. Level of English Language Proficiency: 
C1, IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 89, or equivalent. 
PREREQUISITE: Candidates without a proof of English Language Proficiency (ie IELTS 6.5), will take SDU English Proficiency Test C1.
Candidates who are admitted to the programs with a government grant, but with lower scores than IELTS 6.5 are recommended to take supplementary in-sessional English Language Courses at SDU’s Continuing Education Center or at TEFL bachelor’s program (i.e. TFL 437)
2. TESOL/TEFL Methodology Background:
Candidates with a CELTA certificate or (TKT band);
OR candidates with the proof of a 3-year experience in teaching English (or in Engli) at an educational institution. 
PREREQUISITE: Candidates (with a government grant) who are admitted to the program without a proof of TEFL background will have to take a supplementary in-sessional English Language Course at TEFL bachelor’s program. A second methodology course is also recommended for candidates who joined the program without any confidence in teaching in Endlish.

A candidate who does not meet the conditions above will choose minimum 5 ECTS and maximum 10 ECTS credits of supplementary in-sessional courses (two of the following courses) and a non-credit English course at SDU’s Continuing Education Center.

TFL 367 Contemporary Trends in TESOL (5 ECTS);
TFL 438 Assessment in Language Teaching (5 ECTS);
TFL 439 Practice of English Language Teaching: Peer Teaching (5 ECTS);
TFL 332 Professional Development in TESOL (B2-C1) – (5 ECTS);
TFL 437 English for Academic Purposes – (5 ECTS);

There is no need to study prerequisite subjects if your Bachelor degree (major) is in relative speciality.

Related specialties

6B01702-Foreign language: two foreign languages

Program description

Master of Science in TEFL is an innovative graduate degree program that will equip participants with the skills essential for an academic career in TESOL. The program provides an English-medium study of contemporary approaches to language teaching with an emphasis on building intercultural communicative competence in English as a global language. Having enrolled the program, graduate students will experience a liberal learning environment that allows them to reflect on an in-depth study of a student-centered pedagogy that values participatory approaches such as Project-based Language Learning or CLIL. The faculty promote excellence of an academic foundation for a PhD in TESOL through productivity of intellectual efforts that focus on reflective teaching and research with significant impact on language education.

Compulsory & elective modules (courses)

Semester 1

History and Philosophy of Science (of Applied Linguistics and TEFL)
Psychology of Management (in Educational Organizations)
Master’s Research in TEFL 1 (Research Design)
Research Methodology in Foreign Language Education
Assessment of Foreign Language Proficiency
Advanced Grammar of English (C1-C2) Intercultural Communication Research in EFL Classes
English Toastmaster (C1-C2)

Semester 2 

Advanced English for Academic Purposes (C1-C2)
Special Issues of TEFL Pedagogy in Higher Education
Pedagogical Practicum in a Higher Educational Institution
Master’s Research in TEFL 2 (Literature Review& Proposal)
Discourse, Culture and Communication in Language Teaching
Cross Cultural Literacy in a Foreign Language (Second Foreign Language)
TEFL Curriculum Design and Materials Evaluation
Survey of Research in Multilingual Education
Preparation and Evaluation of TEFL Materials

Semester 3

Master’s Research Practicum (Data Collection & Analysis)
Graduate Seminars: Data Analysis in Educational Research
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
Trending Approaches in TEFL: CLIL and PBL
Training for Additional Qualified Certification: CELTA
Educational Administration and Entrepreneurship
Mentorship in EFL Teacher Training Practicum
Professional Development of Academicians in TEFL

Semester 4

Master’s Research in TEFL 3 (Data Analysis & Research Reports)
Master’s Research in TEFL 4 (Presentation & Dissemination)
Formal Design and Defense of Master’s Thesis


The program provides a strong academic foundation for a PhD in TESOL.
As an essential qualification for those who wish to teach English at university level, the program empowers you with professionalism and competitiveness.
Enhances your career prospects in ELT by enabling you to obtain more senior or specialized positions such as a senior teacher, teacher trainer, consultant, materials developer or program coordinator.
You can undertake new areas of professional activities, work in culturally diverse educational settings, which demand the intercultural knowledge and competence of English as a global language.


Alfira Makhmutova



Which program are you interested in?


Question? Contact us! infomatrix@sdu.edu.kz

Since Infomatrix Asia is an international project competition and current lingua franca is English language, we decided that everything(documentation, presentation, submission) will be in English.

Starting from this year, participation doesn’t give opportunity get max at ENT.

All participants who study at secondary school must participate with their supervisors. Due to the security concerns of the participants.

Mail to infomatrx@sdu.edu.kz (Only technical questions)

Look carefully at category requirements, but common thing is: great presentation, clear documentation, completed project, short video demonstrating your knowledge of English Participants from Kazakhstan should have participated on regional, city, republic project competitions before.

Infomatrix Asia is an independent competition. Therefore, you are free to submit your project to any other competitions.

The participation fee is a required fixed cost that covers: transportation, medals, t-shirts, certificates, food, lodging and so on…


We are inviting participants to stay in our comfortable and modern “Student House” located on the territory of SDU.

The student house of Suleyman Demirel University offers students not only accommodation and meals on the territory of the Smart Campus during their studies, but also the opportunity to improve their social skills and strengthen international relationships.

Do you need help? Contact us!  infomatrix@sdu.edu.kz

Бонус ұпай қалай жинауға болады?

Қатысушылардың Instagram желісіндегі парақшасында SPT олимпиадасы туралы қызықты әрі креатив пост жариялау арқылы 1-ден 5-ке дейін бонус ұпайға ие болу мүмкіндігі бар. Пост сурет, мәтін немесе видео сияқты кез келген форматта бола алады.

Шығармашылық шектеу жоқ, қиялыңа ерік бер!
Арманыңды жаз, әңгіме құрастыр, видео түсір, достарыңа мотивация бер,  оларды да қатысуға шақыр!

Бұл – тіпті қосымша 0,5 ұпайдың грант иесі атануда шешуші рөл атқара алатын тұсы. Сондықтан мұндай тамаша мүмкіндікті міндетті түрде пайдалануға кеңес береміз.


  • Қызықты және креативті пост жариялау (мәтін 50 cөзден кем емес, қатысышының өз атынан жазылады)
  • Cуретте @sdukz белгілеу (tag)
  • Хэштег – #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Пост соңында аты-жөнін, кластер мен ЖСН соңғы 6 цифрін хэштег арқылы көрсету (мысалы, Ахметов Айбек, #Кластер5, #123456).
  • Қатысушы парақшасы 10 наурызға дейін ашық болуы керек.

*Посттарды олимпиада ұйымдастырушылары былай бағалайды (жалпы ереже):

▫️1 ұпай:
— Пост жарияланған, талаптарға сай;
▫️2 ұпай:
— Мәтіні өте жақсы жазылған пост;
▫️3 ұпай:
— сапалы түсірілген және монтаждалған видео-пост;
▫️4 және 5 ұпай:
— Көп қаралым жинаған, лайк пен комментарий саны көп сапалы пост. 

Алайда баға беруші посттың сапасына көбірек қарайды. Яғни, тек қана мәтінмен-ақ +5 балл алу мүмкіндігі де бар. Немесе керісінше, көп лайк жинаған пост сапасыз болғандықтан 1 ұпай ғана жинауы мүмкін.

Посттар онлайн тіркелу аяқталғанға дейін қабылданады.

Как заработать бонусные баллы?

Участники имеют возможность заработать от 1 до 5 бонусных баллов, написав интересный и креативный пост об олимпиаде SPT на своей странице в Instagram. Пост может быть в любом формате, как текст, фото или видео.

Творчеству нет предела, дай волю своим фантазиям!
Напиши мечту, сочини рассказ, сними видео, мотивируй своих друзей, пригласи их участвовать вместе!

Это тот самый момент, когда даже 0,5 баллов решают, достоин ты гранта или нет. Поэтому очень советуем воспользоваться этой  возможностью.


  • Опубликовать интересный и креативный пост (с текстом не менее 50 слов, от имени участника)
  • Отметить @sdukz на фото (tag)
  • Хэштег #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Указать в посте ФИО, кластер и последние 6 цифр своего ИИН через хэштег (например, Ахметов Айбек, #кластер2, #123456.
  • Страница участника должна быть открытой до 10 марта.

Посты оцениваются организаторами олимпиады таким образом:

▫️1 балл:
— есть пост, выполнены все условия;
▫️2 балла:
— пост с хорошо написанным текстом;
▫️3 балла:
— интересный пост с качественно снятым и смонтированным видео;
▫️4 и 5 баллов:
— качественные посты с хорошим охватом, количеством лайков и комментариев.

Оценивая посты, организаторы в первую очередь обращают внимание на качество поста. То есть, даже с текстом можно получить максимальный балл. Или наоборот, посты которые набрали тысячи лайкав, могут получить только 1 балл из за плохого качества.

Посты принимаются до завершения онлайн регистрации.

Support the faculty (professors)

1. Support Research Internship Program. Faculty members develop academic curriculum and research at the University. Within the framework of this program SDU provides faculty members with the opportunities to do research abroad. Your donations will cover flight expenses, accommodation and monthly salary from 6 months up to 1 year. SDU also invites professors from abroad to share their knowledge and experience with local faculty and students.
2. Support “Zhas maman” Program. “Zhas maman” program is aimed at developing university human capital by selecting the best SDU graduates and helping them start their academic career as teaching assistants. Young specialists are encouraged to do PhD abroad and get rich research experience from prestigious universities. Teaching assistants are provided with scholarships and professional advise from the faculty.

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SDU campus is a central place for students educational and recreational activities. University aims to renew its basic infrastructure by building new facilities and substantially renovating existing ones. This includes buildings, roads, utilities, grounds and landscaping, student housing, and information technology resources needed to fully support the University mission. Maintaining up-to-date library resources and research facilities, equipment, and technological tools are also important.

Support talented students

This program is for outstanding students regardless of their welfare. Eligible students have to demonstrate outstanding academic and social achievements. This program is designed to foster professional and personal development of students by giving full or partial grants or providing dormitory. In order to keep the grant during the whole period of its validity the recipient has to meet certain minimum GPA each semester.


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