Master of Arts in English Language Teaching

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

Program Description

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching

Welcome To METU NCC Teaching English As A Foreign Language Program Website

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. A good teacher has the knowledge, expertise and practical know-how to teach students with diverse needs and interests in EFL.

The MA Program in English Language Teaching aims to provide students with a firm foundation in the cultural, theoretical, and applied aspects of English Language Teaching. The program is designed around three major academic objectives: to foster cultural and contextual knowledge of ELT and English language learners; to instruct students in advanced ELT pedagogies and practices; and to improve interactive English language instruction across diverse instructional mediums. Graduates will develop their capabilities as adaptive and creative thinkers and be equipped with strong academic research skills and superior theoretical and practical knowledge of English language teaching.

The Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching is offered with a thesis option only. In this full-time program, students must complete three required courses, five elective courses, and write a Master’s Thesis. Upon the successful completion of the requirements of the program, the Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching will be awarded.

This is a two-year, full-time program. However, courses are generally scheduled in the evenings to accommodate daytime work and teaching schedules. Part-time enrollment is NOT available.

METU Northern Cyprus Campus TEFL Program

The B.A. Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language provides students with the opportunity to expand and refine their knowledge of English and equips them with the means and resources to assist their own students in learning English. TEFL students learn the best practices in the planning, teaching and evaluating of second language instruction and are given the opportunity to observe how these practices are implemented in local schools. To address some of the needs of globalization, students are also provided with a wide selection of courses mainly focusing on literature and humanities. Most of these courses are also open to interested students in other programs at the METU Northern Cyprus campus, giving them the opportunity to study the humanities and reach across disciplinary boundaries in developing skills of critical and intellectual engagement. Students also take courses in a second foreign language, which they learn to actively use in communication and to obtain or reinforce knowledge of other subject areas.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be certified English teachers and will be qualified to work as English teachers, curriculum designers and material developers at public and private schools and state and foundation universities as well as in other areas and contexts requiring advanced English language skills.

Tuition fees

Fees are to be paid at the beginning of each semester of study, typically at least one week before the commencement of classes. Deadlines are listed on the university’s academic calendar.

Fee rates are standard and non-discriminatory, i.e, they apply to all students irrespective of origin, citizenship or nationality. The tuition fee rate is established by the University on an annual basis and is non-negotiable. The tuition fee is calculated on a semester basis. The University guarantees that the tuition fee to be paid will not vary by more than the Consumer Price Index for Northern Cyprus from the rate quoted at the beginning of the period of a student’s registration.

Fees for students newly registered by 2013-2014 Fall Semester:

  • For the citizens of Turkey or T.R.N.C.: For the first 4 semesters, 3150 TL per semester.
  • For the fifth and sixth semesters: 1050 TL per semester.
  • English Preparatory Program or Scientific Adaptation Program: 3150 TL per semester
  • For the citizens of other countries: For the first 4 semesters, 1800 USD per semester.
  • For the fifth and sixth semesters: 600 USD per semester.
  • English Preparatory Program or Scientific Adaptation Program: 1800 USD per semester
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,800 USD
Start date Feb. 2017
Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,800 USD
- first 4 semesters