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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.
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:
CONDITION: 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. TEFL Methodology Background:
CONDITION: 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.
- Professionally oriented foreign language
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.