The programme is specially designed for those who want a comprehensive teaching degree that will assist them in building a successful careers in the education sector, and most importantly, for those with passion in teaching.

The programme is aimed at preparing students to meet the demands and challenges in the teaching profession in the education or commercial sectors. 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 communication 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.

Accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency 

 

Duration:

4 to 5 years (12 semesters to 15 semesters)

No. of Subjects:

38 Subjects + Practicum

Frequency of Tutorials:

Once a month – weekends, with 3 meetings per subject (total of 10 hours per subject)

Assessment:

Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%

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  • The programme is approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • Interactive learning activities, assignments, online discussion.
  • Easy access to myPLS anytime, anywhere any devices.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e- books, 95,000 e-journals, and 2.4 million e-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in teaching the English language as a second language.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills in curriculum and instructional planning, assessment and using technologies and media for teaching and learning the English language.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills including both written and verbal abilities relevant to the teaching of English in the classroom.
  • Apply the scientific method, higher order critical thinking and problem-solving skills in teaching the English language.
  • Apply ethics and moral values in teaching while taking into account the diversity of students’ backgrounds and English language proficiency.
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship and management skills related to the English language.
  • Apply research skills towards improving the English language classroom practices.
  • Practice information seeking and lifelong learning skills

Core Subjects

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Developing the Curriculum
  • Enhancing Teacher Professionalism
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Instructional Technology & Learning Resources
  • Evaluation & Testing in the Classroom
  • Educational Psychology
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Counselling in Schools
  • Pedagogical Models & Strategies
  • Schools & Society
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Practicum

Major

  • Linguistics for Language Teachers
  • Fundamentals of English Grammar
  • Sociolinguistics in Second Language Teaching
  • Psycholinguistics in Second Language Teaching
  • Reading in the Second Language Context
  • Writing in the Second Language Context
  • Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom
  • Teaching Grammar in the Second Language Classroom
  • Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Methodology
  • Teaching Listening & Speaking Skills in the Second Language Classroom
  • Computers in the Second Language Classroom
  • Language Testing & Evaluation
  • Teaching Literature in a Second Language Context
  • Research in the classroom I
  • Research in the classroom II

Elective Subjects

Moral Education:

  • Introduction to Moral Education
  • Teaching Methods & Strategies in Moral Education
  • Assessment in Moral Education
  • Issues and Trends in Moral Education

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Literature in TESL:

  • Drama & Poetry in English
  • Short Stories & Novels in English
  • Teaching Short Stories & Novels in a Second Language Context
  • Teaching Drama & Poetry in a Second Language Context

University Compulsory Subjects

  • Information Literacy and Research Skills
  • Entrepreneurship in Asia
  • Asian Studies

Regular Entry

  • STPM / ‘A’ Level or equivalent qualifications with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in two (2) subjects; OR
  • STAM (Grade Jayyid); OR
  • UEC with at least Grade B in five (5) subjects; OR
  • A Matriculation / Foundation Programme from any IPTA / IPTS / Institution authorised to offer foundation programs with CGPA 2.00; OR
  • A Diploma with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualifications.

Minimum English Language Requirements:

  • Minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of TOEFL PBT 410-433 / TOEEFL IBT 34-40; OR
  • Pearson Test of English PTE 36; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) 160; OR
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 180; OR
  • Malaysia University English Test (MUET Band 3).

*The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the University’s Admission Unit.

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