Faculty of Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

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Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

2

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • Build your Strong Theoretical Background in Teaching Methodology
  • Gain Practical Skills and Teaching Strategies for TEFL
  • Learn in International Academic Environment
  • Flexible Class times

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Division of Foreign Language Teaching
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Education

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218-2563
TEFL.CHULA@gmail.com

Overview

Established in 2009, the International Master of Education Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a two-year program offered by Chula’s Faculty of Education and open to both Thai and international students. During a decade of our extensive experience, we have produced a great number of graduates who have become key persons in English language teaching in Thailand. Also, our teachers and students have collaboratively produced countless quality theses to further develop the program and provide more opportunities for students to exchange knowledge in the international academic atmosphere.

At TEFL, we aim to produce graduates with knowledge and competence in TEFL curriculum development and instructional management. Our graduates will be able to integrate knowledge in linguistics, instruction, and research and innovations in designing and improving the instruction effectively. They will also be able to use English effectively with an awareness of cultural diversity when working in multicultural societies in Thailand and abroad.  Moreover, our research and development of new knowledge have contributed to the methodology of English instruction, the development of English learners, and the improvement of instructional models and methods to be suitable for the learners and instructional contexts.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

Build your Strong Theoretical Background in Teaching Methodology

Our program focuses on English Language Teaching, instruction, and curriculum, assessment, and evaluation, educational innovations, as well as linguistics and culture.  Students will acquire strong theoretical knowledge and up-to-date teaching methodology so that they can apply their knowledge and skills toward sustainable development and educational research in the field of teaching English as a foreign language. 

2

Gain Practical Skills and Teaching Strategies for TEFL

Students will learn the necessary skills of TEFL practitioners. They will learn how to develop academic educational concepts creatively; solve problems through appropriate processes; provide English language instruction appropriately with multicultural awareness, and use suitable information and communication technology in their research and English language teaching.

3

Learn in International Academic Environment

Students will learn in an international environment with our international student body and our international guest lecturers. See our list of past guest lecturers here.

4

Flexible Class times

Our flexible class times are suitable for pre-service, in-service, and full-time working teachers/practitioners. Compulsory courses usually meet on Friday evenings between 5 and 8 pm and Saturdays between 9 am and 8 pm.

Career Opportunities

TELF degree holders can work in both public and private institutes, organizations and agencies in various positions, such as

  • English instructors in schools or higher education,
  • Educational researchers,
  • Curriculum developers,
  • Instructional material developers,
  • Language trainers, and
  • Program managers.

Admission

The program offers two plans of study to suit different backgrounds and needs of our students:

  • Plan B (Coursework and Thesis): Students are required to take 36 credit hours of courses and produce a thesis;
  • Plan C (Coursework and Master Project):  Students are required to take 33 credit hours of courses and conduct a three-credit-hour, research-based master project. Also, students in this plan must pass a comprehensive exam as a requirement for graduation. 

Students have up to four academic years from the date of entry into the program to complete all the requirements. For the thesis plan of study, students’ research proposals must be approved within the first two academic years after entering the program. Please refer to our website for more details or see the TEFL handbook available for download here.  

Qualifications of applicants

Plan B ( Coursework and Thesis)

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), or Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts (B.A.) majoring in English;
  • GPA of no less than 2.75 or 1 year of teaching experience; and
  • TOEFL score of at least 525 or 6 on the IELTS or 75 on the CU-TEP (or equivalent)

Plan C (Coursework and Master Project)

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) majoring in English or 2 years of teaching experiences in basic education or higher education instructions;
  • GPA of no less than 2.75 or have at least one year of teaching experience; and
  •  TOEFL score of at least 525 or 6 on the IELTS or 75 on the CU-TEP (or equivalent)

Application

In general, the application is open two rounds in a year. The first-semester admission starts from around February to March. The second-semester admission is in September. Please refer to our website for more details on application requirements, procedures, schedules, and up-to-date information. 

  1. Applicants are required to follow the admission procedures and mail in the completed application form and required documents to the Division of Foreign Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University
  2. Eligible candidates will then be called for an interview. Names of the eligible candidates and interview schedules will be announced on our website. 

Academic Calendar Year:

The program operates on a semester basis: 

  • First semester: August – December;
  • Second semester: January – May. 

Contact

Division of Foreign Language Teaching

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Faculty of Education

Chulalongkorn University

6th Floor Mongkutsamatiwong Building

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel
+66 2218 2563

Email
TEFL.CHULA@gmail.com

Website
https://portal.edu.chula.ac.th/pub/tefl/

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