TEFL MA Launch

Arba Minch University launches a Masters program in TEFL in the Department of English Language and Literature. Its first candidates are to join the university this summer. The program, unlike any other TEFL MA programs in the country, comes with new levels of qualification and contemporary courses.

General information for Applicants for Graduate Study in TEFL MA programme

This programme guide will help prospective students in preparing an application for graduate TEFL MA programme offered by Arba Minch University.   It is essential that you read this guidance carefully before you submit your application in order to ensure that you provide the required details and materials.

Goals of the Training

The goals of the MA in TEFL programme are to produce English language teachers who

  • Know the general theories, approaches and trends that govern the learning and teaching of English in a foreign language context.

  • Understand current methods informing the learning and teaching of English Language globally and locally

  • Analyze and produce syllabuses, curriculums, teaching materials for secondary schools, colleges, and universities;

  • Design effective English language assessments and evaluate assessment methods for relevance and reliability in English language testing

  • Analyze and produce computer assisted language lessons

  • Examine the application of Literature and linguistics in English Language Teaching

  • Conduct specialized research in the areas of English language teaching and learning.

  • Appreciate and inculcate into the learners the role of English Language Learning in Ethiopian context.

Specific Objectives of the MA in TEFL

The MA in TEFL programme has the following specific objectives of producing:

  • English language teachers for secondary schools, colleges, and universities;

  • Teacher trainers for English language teaching;

  • English language curriculum planners and syllabus designers;

  • English language teaching material developers for high schools and colleges;

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) practitioners;

  • English language test designers and evaluators, and

  • Professionals who can conduct research in the areas of English language teaching and learning.

Admission Criteria

Academic: Candidates must have achieved a recognised Primary Degree in English Language or related courses, or a recognised post graduate Certificate and/or Diploma in Teaching English where appropriate.  Good results in the entrance exam, language proficiency test, related work experience, and high standard previous academic achievement records are essential for admission to be granted.

Additional:  candidates should have a basic computer proficiency and access to specific hardware and software.

Programme length

Full-time (20 months with one summer-break), Evening part-time (30 months with no summer break) and summer par-time (three summer seasons with thesis to be done during winter).

Courses and Certification level

Regular Year I Semester I or Summer I - postgraduate Certificate  Modules

 

Course code

ECTS

Study Hrs

Module:1

Theories and Approaches in Language Teaching

TEFL 6101

12 ECTS

300

Module:2

Planning and management of English language Teaching and Learning

TEFL 6102

8 ECTS

200

Module:3

Teaching English Language Skills

TEFL 6103

10 ECTS

250

Certificate Total

30 ECTS

750

Regular Year I Semester II or Summer I- postgraduate Diploma Modules

 

 

 

Module:4

Research Methods in English Language Teaching

TEFL 6204

10 ECTS

250

Module:5

Report Writing and Presentation Skills

TEFL 6205

6 ECTS

150

Module:6

Literature and Linguistics as applied to language teaching

TEFL 6206

7 ECTS

175

Module:7

Discourse Analysis & Language Teaching

TEFL 6207

7 ECTS

175

Diploma  Total

30 ECTS

750

Regular Year II semester I or Summer III-Masters Modules

 

 

 

Module:7

Language Testing & Assessment

TEFL 6308

11 ECTS

275

Module:9

Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

TEFL 6309

7 ECTS

150

Module:10

Syllabus Design and Materials Development

TEFL 6310

12 ECTS

300

Module: 11

MA Thesis - Proposal Development

TEFL 6311

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-

 

 

 

30

750

Regular Year II semester II or Winter Masters Modules

 

 

 

Module:11

MA Thesis

TEFL 6412

30 ECTS

750

Total

60 ECTS

14100

Total MA Modules

120 ECTS

28,200

 

Course Offering Format

The course is to be offered in the modular form. This modular programme will be delivered over two academic years for the regular students. The MA Programme utilizes active learning methods, interactive workshops, seminars, tutorials, lectures and teaching practice. Skills development and contributions from practitioners in the field will form an integral part of the programme.

Assessment

This is just a summary. Details of assessments for each course are stated under the course details of each course. Assessment includes written assignments (term-papers), oral presentations, performance in practical attachments, teaching portfolio and student performance in the written examination which is held at the end of each course. A research dissertation must be submitted during the second year of the programme (Deadline End of May).

Contact us

For details and schedule, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with subject written as TEFL post graduate program or call us at +251 920 52 65 41 or Visit http://www.amu.edu.et/ .