Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [MA(TESOL)] programme equips students with a thorough grounding in current research, teaching theory, principles and practices in English language education, applicable in schools, universities and other educational institutions in Asia and elsewhere. The Programme is jointly offered by the Faculty of Education and the Centre for Applied English Studies in the Faculty of Arts and is designed for recent university graduates/graduating students. It is targeted primarily, but not exclusively, at teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year including summer semester, up to a maximum of two years)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
2. hold a Bachelor's degree in English Language, Linguistics, Literature or English Language Education from this University or another comparable institution;
3. for qualifications from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 587 or above in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a score of 4.0 or above in the Test of Written English (prior to July 2017) OR a score of 94 or above in the internet-based TOEFL with a score of 25 or above in the Writing section OR a score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test, with a score of 25 or above in the Writing section (from October 2017); or a minimum overall band of 7.0 with no sub-test lower than 6.5 in IELTS; and
4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor

Dr Mairin Hennebry

Tel: 3917 2395
Fax: 2858 5649