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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(MA TESOL)

American University of Sharjah
Program overview
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Virtual open day
12/11/2021
Virtual open day
12/18/2021
English
Start dates
Sharjah
16 January 2022

Sharjah
29 May 2022

Sharjah
28 August 2022

Program description

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(MA TESOL)

Our Master of Arts in TESOL program is the premier preparation for a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

With the vast resources and faculty of the Department of English, we provide a program especially designed to meet the needs of teachers of English as a second language in a diverse, multicultural setting. Our course offerings provide professional training and solid foundations in second language acquisition, teaching methodology, language testing and use of technology in language teaching classrooms. Our outstanding academic program is taught by highly qualified faculty with international teaching experience in the fields of TESOL, theoretical and applied linguistics, and intercultural communication.

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive program of study and practical opportunities at an advanced level to both experienced and novice English language teachers in the UAE and elsewhere. Highly qualified, multiculturally experienced faculty, research-based methodology, practical teaching experience and computer-assisted learning provide a solid foundation for this program.

Admission requirements

For full admission to a graduate degree program at AUS, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an independently accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS (applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained outside the UAE must submit an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division)
  • have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or its equivalent.
  • have attained a minimum Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 or or Institutional Paper-based TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS Academic version score of 6.5 overall or EmSat Achieve-English result of 1550 (if available at the time of applying)

General University Requirements for Conditional Admission

  • hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an independently accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS (applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained outside the UAE must submit an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division)
  • have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 - 2.99 (on a scale of 4.00) or its equivalent
  • have attained a minimum Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of 71 or or Institutional Paper-based TOEFL score of 530 or IELTS Academic version score of 6.0 overall. However, the MBA and TESOL programs require a minimum Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 or an IELTS Academic overall score of 6.5.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants are requested to submit valid score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT Achieve-English).

IELTS Academic: 6.5

TOEFL iBT: 80

TOEFL iTP: 550

EmSAT Achieve-English: 1550

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Linguistics for ESL Teachers
  • Language Acquisition and Development
  • Methods and Materials Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Advanced English Grammar
  • Culture and the Language Teacher
  • Reading and Writing in ESL
  • Bilingual Education
  • Pragmatics for ESL Teachers
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Technology in the ESL Classroom
  • ELT Leadership and Management
  • Classroom Research
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research in ELT
  • Contrastive Linguistics
  • Practicum

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee : AED 113,700 per year

Career opportunities

Graduates are also well prepared to seek careers as editors or writers for English-medium publications. Ultimately, the program enhances candidates’ English communication performance, so any career that needs that skills set is an option.

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American University of Sharjah

Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American liberal arts model. Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities...


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American University of Sharjah

University City PO Box 26666 Sharjah, UAE
26666 Sharjah Ash Shariqah
United Arab Emirates

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