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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [MATESOL]

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor's degree and preferably meet at least one of the following requirements:

  1. a recognised language teaching qualification; or
  2. working experience in TESOL.

Holders of a bachelor's degree in disciplines other than English may also be considered.


Candidates without a teaching qualification should be aware that MATESOL is an advanced academic qualification that is most valuable in conjunction with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English) (PGDE or equivalent) qualification. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.


Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 7.0 with subtest no lower than 6.5; or
  • a TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test); or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

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