M.A. On Campus

Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)

12 months
735 USD/credit 24255 USD/year
597 USD/credit 19701 USD/year
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Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) from The American University in Cairo is to prepare superior teachers of English as a foreign or second language. 


Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) from The American University in Cairo aims to engage students in the most modern theoretical understanding of linguistics and cross-cultural studies in English-teaching environments, develop leadership capabilities, prepare teachers and administrators who are lifelong learners and encourage student participation in inquiry to advance new knowledge in the discipline.


Graduates from AUC's MA in TESOL teach and direct programs in institutions of higher education and English language programs in Egypt, the Arab world, the United States and many other countries; pursue doctoral studies in top Egyptian, American and British universities; are experts and leaders in regional and Western institutions; serve as faculty members and chairs of programs; are prominent authors in TESOL and applied linguistics; and hold key positions in important international organizations and specialized centers such as the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, AMIDEAST in Cairo and TESOL International.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of TESOL
  • Principles of Linguistic Analysis 
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • English Grammar 
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Assessment in Language Learning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for graduate study must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • An updated resume (CV)  
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
  • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Work experience


Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19701 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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