BA (Hons) in Teaching English as a Second Language

N/145/6/0087 12/21 (PA8037)

Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching English as a second language (TESL) is a specialised field where students are trained to be expert teachers teaching English to those whose first language is not English.
 
Why study Teaching English as a Second Language?
In this growing global community, English is notably the most predominant language used for communication and business transaction. The disappearing international boundaries through the ease of technology and the developing global market have contributed to the higher than ever increased demand for quality English language programmes and qualified teachers locally and internationally.

Thus, the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching English as a Second Language is aimed at preparing students to meet the demands and challenges in the teaching profession in all education institutions. It is designed for non-graduate teachers, school-leavers, and those interested in joining the teaching profession to be better equipped with a solid command of the knowledge and skills required for an educator. Graduates will not only be equipped with practical knowledge and hands-on experience needed for language teaching but also professional attitudes, good ethics and learning qualities.

This degree programme provides a pathway to:
  • Internationally recognised Teaching Knowledge Test Certificate by Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA), University of Cambridge
  • Postgraduate Study: This programme prepares you with a solid foundation in TESL to enable you to pursue a master’s degree in TESL and Applied Linguistics.
  • Career opportunities: Aside from being a language teacher, a graduate of this programme can also be a teaching material writer or editor, private tutor, international school instructor, college lecturer, language facilitator at summer programmes, online tutor, corporate trainer, programme director and academic consultant.
Programme Structure
DURATION
3 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • History of Education in Malaysia
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Principles of Second Language Learning & Teaching
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • English Syntax and Morphology
  • Teaching Aural-Oral Skills in ESL
  • Psychology for ESL Teachers
  • ESL Testing and Evaluation
  • Teaching Reading in ESL
  • Teaching Writing in ESL
  • Elective 1
  • Elective (Open) 1
YEAR 2
  • Education Research and Methodology
  • Teaching Grammar in ESL
  • Teaching Literature in ESL
  • Teaching Methods and Classroom  Management
  • Technology in ELT
  • ESP in ESL
  • Material Selection and Adaptation
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • Elective 5
  • Elective (Open) 2
  • Elective (Open) 3
YEAR 3
  • Contrastive and Error Analysis
  • Remedial Language Teaching
  • Drama in the ESL Classroom
  • Final Year Project 
  • Teaching Practicum
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Media Resources in ELT
  • Introduction to Prose Forms & Poetry
  • Sociolinguistics and Education
  • Psycholinguistics
  • English Phonetics & Phonology
  • Educational Leadership and Management
ELECTIVE (OPEN) SUBJECTS
  • Public Speaking and Oral Presentation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking
MPU SUBJECTS
Local
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Course
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development 
International
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Course
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 5 Jun
  • 21 Aug
  • 16 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM49,890
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM55,822
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of KDU Penang we are offering a 25% tuition discount for the September 2016 intake. Speak to our consultants for more information.
  • 25% tuition fee subsidy:  To celebrate our 25th anniversary we have introduced a substantial discount on our fees.  We challenge you to find a lower fee for a comparable degree in Malaysia.
  • A payment holiday**. Only pay the registration fee now with the balance of the first semester’s fees not due until the 17th October 2016.
  • We are prepared to refund your registration fee at another institution to encourage you to return to KDU if you do so before the 9th September 2016.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Internship opportunities supported by our job placement office. A recent survey indicates that 96% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
STPM2 Principal Passes 
GCE A Level2 Principal Passes 
UEC5 Credits (Min Grade B)
Matriculation / FoundationPass with CGPA ≥ 2.00
Australian MatriculationATAR score of 70
DiplomaRelated Diploma with CGPA ≥ 2.00 
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
Local & International Students
Year 1
The above academic qualification, AND
  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6.5; or
  • TOEFL (Computer based 230) or (Internet based 90)
Year 2
  • Related Diploma (TESL) with CGPA ≥2.00
OR
  • Related Diploma (English) with CGPA ≥2.7
OR
  • Related Diploma (English) with CGPA ≥2.00 and ˂2.7, AND
    • MUET Band 4; or
    • IELTS Band 6.5; or
    • TOEFL (Computer based 230) or (Internet based 90)
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
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EVENTS CALENDAR
Jan
5
Agent Roadshow: Focus Education Alor Setar
Date :
5 & 6 January 2017
Time :
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue :
Focus Education, Alor Setar Branch
Feb
13
How To Fund Your Business
Date :
13 Feb 2017
Time :

Venue :
KDU Penang University College