Programme: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Major: English Language Teaching
Level: Bachelor's
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in TESOL
Duration: 4 years (8 semesters equivalent)
Mode: Full-time, regular
Total Credits: 132

The TESOL programme aims at developing human capitals for social development in the filed of English language teaching. It is designed to meet the growing needs for qualified teachers of General English and English for Specific Purposes at high schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, vocational colleges, language schools, and other similar institutions in Vietnam. Its purpose is to provide English-majored students with the essential knowledge and best practices of teaching methodology for General English and English for Specific Purposes. Students are equipped with foundational knowledge of research conducting and reporting, material development, testing and assessment of learner’s English language proficiency, and technology usage in English language education. Pre-service teachers will have opportunities to make class observations and practice teaching English as a foreign language in real-life classrooms. The programme also aims to develop undergraduates with an excellent command of English for effective communication in a dynamic working environment.

Programme Objectives (POs)
Upon completing the Bachelor of Arts in TESOL programme, students will be able to:

  • PO 1: Develop the general knowledge of fundamental sciences and professional knowledge of TESOL Studies.
  • PO 2: Demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency in teaching practices and research activities.
  • PO 3: Perform the 21st century learning skills effectively in social and professional contexts 
  • PO 4: Empower their career development through life-long learning capacity.

Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs)
The four programme objectives are reflected in the 11 expected learning outcomes below.

  • ELO 1: Demonstrate foundational knowledge of laws, philosophy and socio-economic development
  • ELO 2: Compare and contrast cultural norms, civilizations and linguistic features
  • ELO 3: Evaluate the pros and cons of different TESOL approaches in specific teaching contexts
  • ELO 4: Compose English language messages for social and professional purposes based on the interpretation of factual and literary texts
  • ELO 5: Design lesson plans and language tests under the provisions of learning aims, objectives and learners with different characteristics
  • ELO 6: Demonstrate language teaching and classroom management techniques through learning activity organizations within the resources available
  • ELO 7: Evaluate learning materials and teaching performance
  • ELO 8: Compare different communicative strategies in social and professional settings
  • ELO 9: Select suitable collaborative strategies in social and professional settings
  • ELO 10: Demonstrate the ability to think and make decisions independently in different teaching and learning contexts
  • ELO 11: Solve possible problems arisen from various social and professional situations

POs - ELOs Matrix

Programme Objectives ELOs
PO1: Develop the general knowledge of fundamental sciences and professional knowledge of TESOL Studies 1-3
PO2: Demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency in teaching practices and research activities 4-7
PO3: Perform the 21st century learning skills effectively in social and professional contexts 8-11
PO4: Empower their career development through life-long learning capacity. 3 & 6-11
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