MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Name of Academic Unit:

Faculty of Humanities


English language and literature


Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)


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

Description of the Program:

The TEFL master’s program is designed to enable students become competent English language teachers and researchers for schools and colleges. The program provides students with the state-of-the-art knowledge in English language teaching and learning by bringing such areas as English language communication skills, English language teaching methodology, research, theoretical and practical aspects of the field into modules that are delivered to the students over a period of two years in the regular, three to four years in the summer, and three years in the extension (weekend) modalities.

Medium of instruction:


Eligibility criteria:

 Applicants shall be admitted to the M.A TEFL program when they fulfill the following academic and non-academic requirements. - Bachelor’s degree in English and other related areas such as linguistics, education, journalism, communication, literature, and psychology.


Satisfactory performance in an entrance examination administered as part of the applicants' screening process.


 Adequate demonstration of English language ability (A proficiency test result like TOEFL, IELTS, and so forth can be accepted or else a proficiency examination will be administered to see is the candidates can meet the minimum standard).


A grade point average of 2.00 and above in the undergraduate program.


Admission is subject to the approval of the Graduate Studies Office of the University.


 Three letters of recommendation from their undergraduate instructors, employers or professional associates may be required.


Fulfillment of other admission requirements set by the University.

Annual intake:

25 students per section (three sections)


Abebe Admasu (PhD)


Tuition Fee:

Applicants may be organization-sponsored or self-sponsored. Both the organization-and self-sponsored applicants will pay fee for education and research based on the University’s by-laws.