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

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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 TESL is an intensive programme designed for those aspiring to become educators in English as a Second Language. It equips future TESL instructors with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to teach English effectively to speakers of other languages.

This comprehensive TESL course blends theoretical underpinnings with hands-on teaching experiences, developing proficient and culturally aware language teachers. Students in the TESL programme will delve into areas like linguistics, second language acquisition, curriculum planning, assessment techniques, teaching strategies, and classroom management.

The course's mix of academic coursework, fieldwork, and student teaching opportunities prepares graduates to foster dynamic and inclusive learning atmospheres, enhance language acquisition, and cater to the varied needs of English learners. The goal of this TESL course is to cultivate skilled ESL teachers committed to propelling forward the field of English language education across the globe.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Graduates of our TESL course can expect career paths such as:

  • 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 TESL programme is meticulously crafted to prepare students to become adept English language educators. It emphasises the understanding of language acquisition theories, pedagogical methods, curriculum formulation, and evaluation approaches. Through teaching practices and observations in varied educational settings, students in the TESL programme will hone their abilities to create engaging, inclusive classrooms that encourage language mastery and 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, under the guidance and evaluation of both a supervisor and a mentor designated by the educational institution.

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.

Additionally, participation in English language education conferences is encouraged to broaden students' understanding and exposure to the latest in English education research.

Solve World Challenges

TESL students are at the forefront of overcoming global language barriers, facilitating superior communication across different cultures. By training proficient English language teachers, the TESL course plays a critical role in eradicating linguistic obstacles, fostering intercultural dialogue, and empowering individuals to engage fully in the global community.

TESL graduates are instrumental in promoting integration and social unity in diverse societies through improved language skills and cross-cultural communication. In an era where English is increasingly a global lingua franca, TESL educators are key to enhancing worldwide comprehension and connecting diverse linguistic groups.

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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