• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

The MA TESOL programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is suitable for language teachers, teacher trainers, educational materials writers and test designers who wish to further develop their range of professional skills and knowledge.ç

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Careers

Graduates may pursue TESOL as a new career or enhance their current prospects in the field of English language teaching. In China, a postgraduate qualification in TESOL is increasingly sought-after by educational institutions. Alternatively, the programme will facilitate the professional development of those candidates who are considering a career in publishing or materials development, and management positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistics for language teachers
  • Methods in English language teaching
  • Principles of course and material design
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Speaking and listening
  • Research methods

    Detailed Programme Facts

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      100

      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:

      7

      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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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    UK:

    • Upper second class (2:1) honours

    China:

    • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
    • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

    Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

    North America:

    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme
    OTHER REGIONS
    • Equivalent academic qualifications

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      8640 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
    • National

      8640 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      RMB 90,000 for the entire programme.

      If you are a graduate of XJTLU, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

      Living costs for Suzhou

      • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
        Living Costs

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

      Funding

      The total amount of the scholarship for each awardee is 30,000RMB. As it is directly reduced from the tuition fees, awardees of this scholarship only have to pay partial tuition fees when they enrol at the University.

      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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