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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance)
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance)

University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
 882 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

General Objectives:

To provide students with a strong professional foundation for developing practical teaching skills in relation to TESOL; to further students’ understanding of English language teaching.

Specific Objectives:

- To develop in the student an understanding of a range of disciplines and areas of professional activity which underpin the field of TESOL and constitute its focus and its concerns

- To provide students with a solid theoretical foundation and the necessary professional skills in TESOL

- To equip the students with the linguistic knowledge, cultural understanding, and pedagogical training essential to the various aspects of TESOL

- To provide theoretical and/or practical support for actual situations within the language classroom

- To develop students’ skills in critical reading and ability to design a research project

- To provide the theoretical and/or practical basis required for the study of a doctoral degree.”

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)

Information about admission:

  • A lower second class (2:2) Bachelor degree in English Language/ English Linguistics and/or English Literature from a recognised university and transcripts
  • Personal Statement – A letter highlighting the applicant’s individual competences and strengths and providing his/her reflections regarding the expectations and value of the programme as well as to his/her personal advancement and career development.

Other accepted requirements:

  • Teaching experience is not essential but preferred.
  • Tutoring experience is helpful.
  • Applicants with a lower grade or whose degree is on a related discipline will be considered on their own merits.

Other English qualifications and information:

  • Students who do not possess any of the English qualifications or stipulated grades listed above and below and hold IELTS with 4.5 and above, are required to take UNIC’s NEPTON English Placement Test (with no charge) and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).
  • TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 92 (internet-based test) with not less than 21 Writing, Listening 21, Reading 22 and Speaking 23
  • Pearson PTE General – Level 3 and above
  • KPG (The Greek Foreign Language Examinations for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency) – Level B2 and above
  • Anglia – Level B2 and above
  • IEB Advances Programme English – Pass
  • Score placement at the ENGL-101 level of the University of Nicosia

More information:

  • English language test results should not be older than 2 years.


Semester 1

Exploring Language for TESOL

Second Language Acquisition

Language Teaching Methods and Course Design

Semester 2

Language Skills and Materials Development

Teaching English to Young Learners

Teaching English for Specific Purposes

Semester 3

Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the Language Learning Classroom

Sociocultural Perspectives in TESOL

Teacher Education in TESOL


  • ESL/EFL teachers and course developers
  • Teaching professionals at private and state institutions

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