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 collaboration with local schools and NGOs, the programme gives students opportunities to gain first-hand experience of language teaching pedagogy and to critically reflect on the relationship between theory and practice.

Student Sharing

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year including the 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, 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 teaching medium is not English and/or examinations are not conducted in English, a candidate is required to meet one of the following language requirements by attaining : (i) 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, (ii) a score of 580 or above in the paper-based TOEFL# with a score of 4.0 or above in the Test of Written English or (iii) 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)

Ms. Nicole Tavares

Tel: 3917 4659
Fax: 2858 5649