Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Introduction of the Program

Introduction of the Program

The MA in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is a postgraduate degree program offered by the College of Education and Arts at Lusail University. The program offers a broad and innovative program to students who aspire to become effective English language professionals with firm foundations in relevant theoretical knowledge, research skills, and pedagogical practices. The program prepares TESOL professionals qualified to teach the English language in a range of national, regional, and international contexts to students of varying language proficiency levels, including school and higher education students as well as adult language learners.

The following are the program learning outcomes for the MA in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of learning theories, models, principles, and key concepts in thefield of TESOL and applied linguistics.
  2. Apply research skills based on critical theoretical and pedagogical issues in the field of TESOL and applied linguistics.
  3. Evaluate teaching approaches and course materials based on the students’ context-specific and culture-sensitive needs.
  4. Utilize technology for a wide range of teaching, research, and assessment situations.

There are several employment opportunities for graduates of the Master of Arts in TESOL & Applied Linguistics program. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. English teachers
  2. Instructors for English foundation programs
  3. Lecturers at community colleges
  4. Language analysts
  5. Language editors
  6. Data linguists
  7. Content writers
  8. Curriculum developers
  9. Educational researchers
  10. Language consultant
  11. Teacher trainers   
  12. Professional editors 
  13. Book reviewers  

The following are the educational learning objectives for the MA in TESOL & Applied Linguistics program.

  1. Prepare students with advanced knowledge of theories, principles, key issues, and concepts in the field of TESOL and applied linguistics.
  2. Promote research in theoretical, pedagogical, and interdisciplinary areas of TESOL and applied linguistics.
  3. Prepare well-qualified graduates who competently deal with professional challenges at the national, regional, and global levels.
  4. Develop students’ technological, analytical, and critical skills for evaluating and adapting English language teaching models, approaches, and resource materials, reflecting sensitivity to the learning context and local culture.

Below are the admissions criteria for the Master of Arts in TESOL &Applied Linguistics.

  1. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar.
    • The cumulative GPA upon graduation must not be less than 2.8 or its equivalent.


    • If the cumulative GPA upon graduation is between (2.79-2.0) or its equivalent, the applicant must have a minimum of three years of post-graduation work experience.
  1. The preferred degree should be in English language teaching (ELT), English linguistics, English literature or TESOL/TESL. Applicants whose undergraduate education are in non-related fields will be required to take and successfully complete a total of 9 credit hours of the following bridging courses at Lusail University with a grade of C and above:
  • BTAL 501 Introduction to Linguistics
  • BTAL 502 Teaching Methods and Classroom Management
  • BTAL 503 Advanced Grammar
  1. Applicants applying to the program must show proof of English language proficiency through an IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 band on all modules.
  2. Two recommendation letters from former or current teachers, employers, or other individuals familiar with the applicant’s qualifications are required. The recommendation letters should be sent directly via email to Lusail University.
  3. Applicants must pass the personal interview with the MA college admission committee.

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مؤسسات الاستثمار والتنمية.
المشاريع الابتكارية الخاصة.
قطاع الأعمال التجارية الصغيرة والمتوسطة والشركات التجارية الناشئة.
المشاريع الاجتماعية والمشاريع الريادية الصغيرة ومشاريع الشركات.
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