Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Teaching English as a Second Language

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Intake starts in March, July, October


3 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0114/6/0001) 06/28 (MQA/PA 16516) 04/28


Is Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) for You?

'The Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language is a comprehensive programme designed to equip aspiring educators with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach English to non-native speakers. This programme combines theoretical foundations with practical teaching experiences to develop competent and culturally sensitive language teachers. Students will study subjects such as linguistics, second language acquisition, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation, instructional strategies, and classroom management. Through a combination of coursework, field experiences, and student teaching, graduates will be prepared to create engaging and inclusive learning environments, facilitate language development, and meet the diverse needs of English language learners. This programme aims to produce competent ESL teachers who can contribute towards the advancement of English language education globally.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

  • English Language Teacher (Primary and Secondary School)
  • English Tutor
  • Language assessment specialists
  • Curriculum developers
  • Instructional designer
  • Advertising / Digital Copywriter
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • English Course Materials Developer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Trainer

Career Organisation

  • Primary and Secondary schools (Private and government)
  • Language centers
  • University/colleges
  • Digital advertising agencies
  • Banks

Course Structure

Course Description

The aim of a TESL programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective English language educators. The programme focuses on developing students' understanding of language acquisition theories, teaching methodologies, curriculum design, and assessment techniques. Students will gain practical experience through teaching practice and observation in diverse classroom settings. The programme aims to foster their ability to create engaging and inclusive learning environments, promote language proficiency, and enhance intercultural communication skills. Graduates will be prepared to meet the demands of teaching English as a second language and positively impact language learners' educational journey.

Course Training and Practical

Students will be required to work in schools for their practical teaching experience in the final semester. They will also be evaluated by a supervisor and a mentor assigned by the school that they work in.

Year 1

  • Materials Design and Development
  • Pedagogy In Education
  • Classroom and Behavioural Management
  • Sociology in Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Educational Psychology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Technology in Education
  • Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Year 2

  • Introduction to Assessment in Education
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Teaching of Grammar
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Teaching and Appreciation of Literature
  • Teaching of Speaking and Listening
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Affective Domain
  • Philosophy in Education
  • English Morphology and Syntax
  • Teaching English through drama
  • Teaching, Reading and Writing
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Discourse Analysis

Year 3

  • Technology for Language Teaching
  • Educational Research
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Curriculum and Syllabus Designing
  • Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Psychology of Personality
  • E-learning principles
  • Issues and Ethics in Education
  • Management and Leadership in Education
  • Industrial Training

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by experienced lecturers and researchers employed by UoC. They will also be working independently while supervised by appointed panel from the relevant scientific body from the University.

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state of the art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will also take place in real-world scenario where students are expected to intern in schools for three months during their final semester.

Students are also expected to participate in English language education related conferences to widen their knowledge and exposure to English education research activities.

Solve World Challenges

TESL students play a crucial role in addressing the global problem of language barriers and promoting effective communication across cultures. By equipping students with the skills to teach English as a second language, they contribute to breaking down linguistic barriers and fostering intercultural understanding. TESL graduates help empower individuals to access education, employment opportunities, and participate in the global economy. They facilitate integration and social cohesion in multicultural societies by enhancing language proficiency and promoting effective cross-cultural communication. In a world where English has become a lingua franca, TESL students play a vital role in promoting global understanding and bridging the gap between different language communities.

Entry Requirement




Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any 2 subjects


Pass with a minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects.


Pass with a minimum grade of Jayyid.


Pass with minimum Grade B in 5 subjects.

Matriculation/Foundation or its equivalent

Minimum CGPA of 2.00.


Minimum CGPA of 2.00.

Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia
Diploma Level

Pass Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM)/ Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM)/ Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in relevant field subject to the approval of the Senate.

A credit in English at SPM or its equivalent is also required, including attendance in compulsory bridging courses.

Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia with working experience

Pass DKM/ DLKM/ DVM with at least CGPA 2.00 AND have at least two (2) years of work experience in the relevant field, including attendance in compulsory bridging courses.


Entry requirements for admission into the Bachelor’s program (level 6, MQF) through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOHE). Applicants must be / have:

  • A Malaysian citizen; and
  • The candidate should be more than 21 years of age when applying
  • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
  • Passes the APEL assessment.

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For International Students Only

Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; OR Minimum score of 550 for TOEFL; OR its equivalent.





Malaysian students are exempted from University English courses if the applicant has:

  • Distinction in SPM / SPMV English
  • MUET Band 4, 5 and 6
  • A Pass in English Course at a previous institution

Malaysian students are required to take English Preparatory 2 if the applicant has:

  • Credit in SPM / SPMV English
  • MUET Band 1, 2 and 3
  • Required to take both English Preparatory 1 and 2:
  • No credit in SPM / SPMV English

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