|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 university graduates/graduating students. It is targeted primarily, but not exclusively, at teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Students will work with a strong team of highly experienced teachers and researchers in the discipline critically exploring and reflecting on established and cutting edge issues in the field. Through collaborations with local schools and NGOs, the Programme offers opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience of language teaching pedagogy and to critically reflect in the relationship between theory and practice.
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, English Language Education, English Language and Literature or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution;
3. for qualifications from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong, where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 94 or above in the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (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 the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)#; and
4. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.
#For admission, only TOEFL or IELTS scores recorded in the two years before the date of application will be considered.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Dr Mairin Hennebry
List of Programmes
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