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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Nicosia, Cyprus
The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at University of Cyprus is primarily designed for those interested in TEFL as an academic field.
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Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at University of Cyprus is primarily designed for those interested in TEFL as an academic field and has the following main objectives:

  • to offer students a solid background and deepen their knowledge in the main areas of TEFL both from a theoretical and a practical point of view;
  • to enable students to become acquainted with new areas of the field (such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, alternative assessment, English as a Lingua Franca, etc.);
  • to engage students in research in the field, and consequently get students interested in furthering their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trends in Applied Linguistics 
  • Research Methodology
  • Principles in Linguistic Analysis 
  • Portfolio Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

The list of items accompanying applications includes:

  • a filled-out formal application sheet
  • a certified copy of the BA Degree (or an official document certifying that the student will have graduated before the start of the Programme), plus a certified copy of the BA Degree script,
  • a full CV in English,
  • the student's initial statement of purpose (1-2 pages),
  • writing samples in English, and
  • min. 2 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2568 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2568 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Nicosia

  • 576 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Apart from scholarships offered by the State, the University of Cyprus may subsidize a postgraduate student who offers to work as an assistant in covering the needs of his/her department or other departments. Assistantships may involve assisting in teaching, tutorials, help with assignments, lab supervision, grading, etc. They do not apply to the research activity of the student nor to the research activity of the academic and research staff. Monthly earnings can amount to €342 or €683 for a maximum period of ten months.

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