The new MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is one of the very few Master degrees in teaching English, available in Lebanon.
It is the only MA in teaching English as a Foreign Language that is validated by the British Open University, supported by AGFUND and offered at competitive fee.
The duration of the programme is two years.
The MA in TEFL has two tracks: one with dissertation and one with a comprehensive exam.
The minimum number of semesters for a Master degree is four regular semesters (two academic years).
The maximum number of semesters for a Master degree is eight regular semesters (four years).
Method of Delivery
The method of teaching for the programme is full time teaching/ blended learning.
Lectures' attendance is mandatory at least once a week (or twice for some courses) for each registered course. Tutorials are offered from 8:00am to 9:00pm and can be scheduled into 1 or 2 days per week to accommodate working students.
The programme is made up of the following compulsory components for both tracks (thesis and comprehensive exam tracks):
Compulsory modules: (32 credit hours)
Theories of Foreign Language Learning
English Language Teaching Methods: Receptive Skills (I)
English Language Teaching Methods: Productive Skills (II)
Technology in the Classroom
Foreign Language Testing
For the Thesis track:
EFL530: Thesis module (16 credits)
For the Non-thesis track:
Students who opt for this track will study four more modules, and take a comprehensive exam as follows:
I. The following two compulsory modules (8 credits):
|EFL521||Semantics and Pragmatics||4|
|EFL522||Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis||4|
II. Two modules selected from the following list of electives (8 credits):
|EFL511||English Linguistics and Applications ||4|
|EFL513||Discourse Analysis ||4|
|EFL514||Pedagogic Grammar ||4|
|EFL515||Phonetics and Phonology ||4|
III. Take a comprehensive exam (0 credit)
|General Requirements courses||16||$169|
|Total Credits||48|| |
|* or its equivalent in Lebanese Pounds at the exchange rate adopted by the University (1USD=1516LBP)|
|Tuition increase is based on local economic conditions and inflation rate|
*or its equivalent in Lebanese Pounds at the exchange rate adopted by the University (1USD=1516LBP)
| Learning resources center fees|| 50 USD *|| Student Guide||10 USD*|
| Student Insurance fees|| 7 USD *|| NSSF||135 USD*|
| Student Fund || 10 USD *|| Student ID||7 USD*|
|Registartion fees||110 USD*|||||
New and continuing students have the option to pay their tutition fees in installments following an installment plan.
Refunds in case of withdrawal from courses
During the “Add and Drop" period announced in the university calendar, you may withdraw or add some courses within the study plan in a way that does not conflict with the minimum or maximum required registration load.
The Financial procedure for withdrawing courses is as follows:
|Before the start of the semester|
During the Add/Drop period
|100% (Full Fees)|
|After the Add/Drop period||70%|
|After the third week||0% (nothing is refundable)|