Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Progam Mission

The MA in TEFL has the mission of providing both experienced and novice English language teachers with advanced theoretical and professional training in cutting-edge English language teaching methodologies, learning models, language testing, and TEFL research with a view to addressing the growing educational needs of English language teaching in Saudi Arabia.

Progam Goals

  • Reinforce students' knowledge of the English language, language acquisition processes, and TEFL theories and methods.
  • Prepare students to cater for learners with different learning styles, motivation characteristics, and personality traits in order to help them acquire English.
  • Train students to design, evaluate, and use English language teaching materials.
  • Equip students with state-of-the-art tools of language testing and pedagogy.
  • Prepare education leaders and researchers who will contribute to the field of language acquisition and teaching and to society.

Progam Courses

Program Courses

First Term Courses

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisites Credit Hours
1 TEFL 510 Phonetics & Phonology   3
2 TEFL 511 Advanced English Grammar   3
3 TEFL 512 Academic Reading and Writing   3
4 TEFL 513 Speech Workshop Seminar   3
Total       12

 

Second Term Courses

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisites Credit Hours
1 TEFL 520 Teaching English to Young Learners TEFL 510 3
2 TEFL 521 Teaching English as a Foreign Language   3
3 TEFL 522 Second Language Acquisition   3
4 TEFL 523 Language Assessment   3
Total       12

 

Third Term Courses

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisites Credit Hours
1 TEFL 530 Teaching English for Specific Purposes   3
2 TEFL 531 Curriculum Design and Materials Development   3
3 TEFL 532 Technology for Teaching and Learning English   3
4 TEFL 533 Research Methods in English Language Teaching   3
Total       12

 

Fourth Term Courses

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisites Credit Hours
1 TEFL 540 Classroom Discourse Analysis   3
2 TEFL 541 Project Research Methods in English Language Teaching 3
Total       6

Last updated: 3/28/2021

Source: Dr. Ismail Khalil Al-Refaai, MA Programs Coordinator

 Please contact Dr. Ismail Khalil Al-Refaai (ikalrefaai@kku.edu.sa) for any questions, comments, or enquiries.