Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Type Postgraduate
Language English
Duration 2 Years
Study mode Full Time
Credit Units 24

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) is a prestigious and rigorous postgraduate program designed to equip graduates with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to excel in both teaching and research within the field of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This program is uniquely positioned to offer promising career opportunities, preparing graduates to make a significant impact in educational and research communities globally.

Students enrolled in the MA TESOL program will gain an in-depth understanding of diverse teaching methodologies and research approaches, enabling them to successfully teach English and conduct meaningful research. The curriculum is carefully structured to cover the critical aspects of language teaching, including the practical applications of linguistic and psychological theories in classroom settings, and the design, development, and evaluation of curricula and assessment for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs.

A hallmark of our program is its integration of direct experience with local school communities, providing invaluable hands-on observation opportunities in Omani schools. This allows students to reflect deeply on their learning, teaching strategies, and research methodologies. Additionally, the MA TESOL program emphasizes the importance of research methodology, offering comprehensive courses in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods. These courses prepare students for the development of their research proposals and the execution of their independent research projects under expert supervision, aiming to optimize their research outcomes and contribute to the field of TESOL.

The MA TESOL program opens up a wealth of career opportunities, both within the Omani context and on the international stage. Graduates are well-equipped to navigate a variety of educational settings, thanks to a curriculum that not only focuses on advanced teaching methodologies and language research but also places a strong emphasis on practical, real-world experience.

In Oman, graduates can expect to find opportunities in both the public and private education sectors. These include roles as English language teachers in schools and universities, curriculum developers, language testing and assessment specialists, and educational consultants. The program’s focus on integrating direct experiences with Omani schools and teachers ensures that graduates are familiar with the local educational landscape and are prepared to address its unique challenges and opportunities.

Internationally, the scope for MA TESOL graduates expands significantly. They are highly sought after in educational institutions around the world, including universities, language schools, and private tutoring centers. Opportunities also exist in non-traditional settings, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in education, language policy and planning agencies, and educational publishing. The ability to design, develop, and evaluate EAP and ESP courses makes graduates valuable assets to institutions offering specialized language programs.

Moreover, the MA TESOL program’s rigorous focus on research methodology, through courses and thesis work, acts as a bridge for students aiming for PhD opportunities. The research skills developed prepare graduates not only for roles in teaching and curriculum design but also for advanced study and research positions in higher education and research institutions. This research prowess enhances their credentials, making them competitive candidates for doctoral programs worldwide and leading to careers as academic researchers, university faculty, and leaders in education policy and reform.

By combining theoretical knowledge, practical experience, and research expertise, the MA TESOL program prepares its graduates for a diverse range of career paths. Whether within the context of Oman or on a global scale, graduates are equipped to make significant contributions to the field of English language teaching and beyond.

Specialization Fees
Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, MA TESOL 5400
All prices are listed in Omani Rial (OMR)

The fees for MA TESOL for 2 years after discount is 5400 R.O