Bachelor of Education (TESL) with Honours

(R3-DL/145/6/0024 (A8372) 09/29)

The Bachelor of Education with Honours (TESL) comprises subjects from both the education and English language fields. Students are required to accumulate 120 credit hours in order to graduate.

The curriculum focuses on three main components:

  • development of the foundations of education and pedagogical knowledge;
  • enhancement of curriculum and pedagogical knowledge in TESL; and
  • improvement of knowledge in English language and TESL.

The intergrated approach of the curriculum is designed to improve student’s knowledge, skills and attitude so as to enable him/her to stimulate pupil’s intellectual interest in English language learning and acquisition and guide them towards academic success in school.

*This programme is not available for International intake

Dr Harvindar Kaur A/P Mahedhar Singh
Programme Director

Tel (Office) :
603 78013909

Email :
harvindar_mehedhar
@oum.edu.my

Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM 1,944 RM 1,728 RM 1,944 RM 1,944 RM 2,592
Sem 2 RM 1,944 RM 1,728 RM 1,944 RM 1,944
Sem 3 RM 1,728 RM 1,944 RM 1,944 RM 2,592
Total RM 25,920

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note
Processing fee: RM30

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
*This programme is not available for International intake

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
**LATEST UPDATE: 30 August 2022

Normal Entry

  1. A pass in STPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects; or
  2. A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid; or
  3. A Diploma or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  4. Matriculation/ Foundation or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

AND

Additional Conditions

  1. Minimum 50-54: C (Kepujian) for English subject in SPM; or
  2. Minimum of Band 4 in MUET; or
  3. Minimum of Band 5.5 for IELTS.

OR

APEL.A entry

  • Possess an APEL.A certificate from MQA for admission into Bachelor programmes;

OR

  • Malaysian; and
  • 21 years old and above in the year of application; and
  • Possess relevant previous working experience/learning; and
  • Pass APEL.A assessment by OUM for Bachelor programmes.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

PEO 1: To produce Education Practitioners who have broad knowledge with practical skills capable of using appropriate numerical techniques and digital technologies in the educational settings.

PEO 2: To produce Education Practitioners who lead with accountability, communicate and interact with internal and external stakeholders when working in various educational settings.

PEO 3: To produce Education Practitioners who uphold professional and ethical practices in all educational settings.

PEO 4: To produce Education Practitioners with positive attitude, entrepreneurial mind set and sustainable practices in enhancing their career.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

PLO MQF LO
PLO 1: Analyse broad areas of knowledge on the structure, content and methodology in education, to address the challenges of a dynamic curriculum. 1. Knowledge and
Understanding
PLO 2: Demonstrate practical skills in using current teaching techniques, including the use of digital technology in different educational settings. 3. Practical Skills
6. Digital Skills
PLO 3: Integrate analytical and numerical skills in analysing and solving complex problems related to teaching practices and organisational performance. 2. Cognitive Skills
7. Numeracy Skills
PLO 4: Demonstrate leadership with responsibility and autonomy in all educational setting. 8. Leadership,
Autonomy and
Responsibility
PLO 5: Contribute with commitment either individually or through team work with good communication and interpersonal skills in delivering educational services
to stakeholders.
4. Interpersonal Skills
5. Communication
Skills
PLO 6: Uphold professionalism and ethics to fulfil professional teaching standards at all times. 11. Ethics and
Professionalism
PLO 7: Exhibit positive attitude and commitment to life-long learning with entrepreneurial mind-set in response to the changing world of education and for career progression. 9. Personal Skills
10. Entrepreneurial
Skills

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

Subject Name Credit Hours
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia 1 3
Penghayatan Etika Dan Peradaban 2 2
Entrepreneurship 2 3
Falsafah Dan Isu Semasa 2 2
Community Service 2

UNIVERSITY COMPULSORY

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for 21st Century 3
English for Written Communication 3
English for Oral Communication 3
English for Science and Technical Purposes 3
Professional Ethics 3

 

BASIC COMPULSARY COURSES

Subject Name Credit Hours
Principles of Management fot Non-Business Major 3
Thinking Skills & Problem Solving 3
Basic Concepts of Information Technology 3
Introduction to Communication 3

 

CORE COURSES

Subject Name Credit Hours
Educational Psychology 3
Sociology and Philosophy of Education in Malaysia 3
Health and Physical Education 3
Co curriculum Education 3
Introduction to Guidance and Counseling 3
Practicum 6

 

MAJOR COURSES

Subject Name Credit Hours
Introduction to General Linguistics 3
English phonetics and phonology 3
Psycholinguistics in language teaching 3
Sociolinguistics in language teaching 3
Principles and practice of TESL methodology 3
Teaching of grammar in ESL 3
Writing in ESL 3
Teaching of writing in ESL 3
Reading in ESL 3
Teaching of reading in ESL 3
Listening and speaking in ESL 3
Teaching listening and speaking in ESL 3
Introduction to drama & poetry 3
Teaching of drama and poetry in ESL 3
Introduction to novels & short stories 3
Teaching of novels and short stories in ESL 3
Testing and evaluation in ESL 3
Pedagogical content knowledge 3
English for specific purposes 3
Introduction to general linguistics 3
Grammar in ESL 3
  1. What is TESL? What is BETESL?
    TESL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Second Language. It is related to teaching English in countries where English is widely used but is not the first language. BETESL is an acronym for Bachelor of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) with Honours.
  2. What are the BETESL Entry Requirements?
    There are two entry alternatives:
    a. Normal Entry
    – Pass SPM/SPMV/MCE or its equivalent with 2 credits; AND
    – Pass STPM/HSC or its equivalent with minimum 2 Principals (CGPA 2.00); or
    – Pass a recognised Diploma; or
    – Pass a recognised Matriculation Certificate; or
    – Pass a recognised Teaching Certificate from teacher training college; or
    – Pass a recognised Polytechnic Certificate; or
    – Other recognised equivalent qualifications.
    OR
    b. APEL entry
    – Malaysian; and
    – Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of an application being made; and
    – Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
    – Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).
  3. Do I need to have a MUET certificate to register for this programme?
    Candidates do not need to have a MUET certificate as this programme has its own English courses.
  4. How long is the duration of the programme, and how many semesters in a year?
    Duration: 4.5 years with 13 semesters. There are 3 semesters per year.
  5. What will I learn from this programme?
    In this programme, you will be taught and groomed to be an educator yourself. You will be theoretically informed and practically equipped to be caring, committed, and competent, for the higher learning institutional sector. You will be capable of using knowledge of the current trends in language teaching, apply creative approaches to teaching and problem-solving, and integrate computer skills in classroom teaching.
  6. There are many BETESL programmes offered at other universities. Why do I have to choose OUM?
    The Bachelor of Education with Honours (TESL) offered by OUM is comprised of subjects from both the education and English language fields. Learners are required to accumulate 120 credit hours in order to graduate.As the first Open University in the country, OUM initially opened to 753 learners in 2001. A decade later, OUM has over 180,000 learners in more than 50 academic programmes in 35 learning centres. The number of graduates has reached 85,000 graduates. The MQA Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia for 2011 (SETARA’11) has rated OUM as a Tier 5 (Excellent) institution.
  7. What are the benefits of studying TESL in OUM?
    Once you graduate and receive a Bachelor of Education (TESL) with Honours from OUM, you will be qualified to teach ESL in a variety of ways around the world. Wide opportunities for teaching English is offered to you, ranging from being an English teacher to primary school students to teaching fluent professionals trying to perfect their accent in after-school classes. ESL graduates and educators are very much in high demand throughout the world. You can also create a career out of teaching English.
  8. Does the BETESL programme in OUM accredited and recognized by MQA?
    Starting from 2007, MQA’s accreditation for Open University Malaysia (OUM) has no expiry date except for professional qualifications, which are usually accredited for 1 to 5 years. MQA’s accreditation is perpetual, and the date of its commencement starts from the date of which qualification is accredited.Visit our website for the recognition and accreditation info: https://www.oum.edu.my/recognition-and-accreditation/
  9. What are the job opportunities after I finished the programme?
    As an OUM BETESL graduate, you will be qualified to teach English as a second language in public and private schools as well as colleges and language centres.
  10. Here are some of your career options:
    – English Language Teacher (Primary School)
    – English Language Teacher (Secondary School)
    – English Tutor
    – Language Trainer
    You can also pursue other careers such as:
    – Media / Broadcasting
    – Advertising / Digital Copywriter
    – Guidance Counsellor
    – English Course Materials Developer
    – Journalist
    – Marketing Executive
    – Public Relations Executive
  11. What is the financial assistance for further studies in OUM?
    Financial options:
    – PTPTN; or
    – EPF (Account 2); or
    – Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
    – HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
    – Flexible Payment Scheme.
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