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A postgraduate programme jointly offered by the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and SEAMEO RELC.
Please download the application forms under 'Application Details' section.
Victoria University of Wellington’s Masters of TESOL attracts English language teachers from around the world who wish to upskill and become more effective in classroom teaching, assessment and curriculum design. Teachers in the programme are equipped to:
2 trimesters of *half-time online study in their home country and 2 trimesters of full-time study at a residential phase to be held at SEAMEO RELC in Singapore
Course participants are required to complete twelve courses (180 points). Each course is worth 15 points. The actual twelve courses to be included in the programme in any given year are set in advance by the course directors, although there may be some elective choice.
Course participants with a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics conferred by SEAMEO RELC or an equivalent post-graduate qualification will be eligible for a four-course exemption, i.e. 120 points instead of 180 points. Note: Courses are subject to change
Assessment in each course is by a variety of types of written and oral assignments. There are no examinations. Guidelines (e.g. topic, length, format, etc.) for the preparation of assignments will be provided by the lecturers.
The requirements for admission to the programme are:
a) Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, English Language, Education or a language other than English (or another relevant degree);
b) At least 2 years of professional experience in language education or other areas of applied linguistics;
c) For students from non-English speaking backgrounds, an overall IELTS or IELTS Indicator test score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; or TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 90 with a minimum 20 in writing; or Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a 'Communicative' score of not less than 58) is required.
Applicants with a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics conferred by SEAMEO RELC or an equivalent post-graduate qualification will be eligible for a four-course exemption.  The TOEFL iBT® Home Edition is an option for students who prefer to take their test at home rather than a test centre.
3. Please submit a soft copy of the above documents to RELC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 2022 course fees
Registration Fees (non-refundable): SGD128.40 (inclusive of GST)
* Please note that fees are subject to change and candidates are required to pay the tuition fees in Singapore dollars at point of collection. The exchange rate chargeable would be determined by RELC.
Students from outside Singapore are advised to subscribe to the Group Health Insurance Scheme at S$53.50 per month (inclusive of GST), as medical costs in the event of illness can be very high.
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