Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language

MAHSA College Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Mar, Jul, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Structure

Semester 1: 

  • Grammar
  • Micro Teaching
  • Introduction to Language Learning Theories
  • Foundation of Educational Philosophy
  • Penghayatan Etika Dan Peradaban
  • Essentials Of Modern Age Digital Skills

Semester 2: 

  • Foundation of Educational Psychology
  • Basics of ESL Methodology
  • Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Mental Health / Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Semester 3: 

  • Lesson Planning for ESL
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Reading and Writing Skills

Semester 1: 

  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Teaching of Listening and Speaking
  • Critical Thinking in Communication
  • Assessment and Testing in ESL 2 (R/W)
  • Technology in Language Learning

Semester 2: 

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • ESL Assessment and Testing in ESL 1 (L/S)
  • Curriculum Design and Material Development
  • Public Speaking
  • English for Employment
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Semester 3: 

  • Literature in the ESL Classroom
  • Teaching of Grammar

Semester 1: 

  • Teaching of Writing
  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching of Reading
  • Community Project

Semester 2: 

  • Teaching Practicum

Entry Requirements

  • SPM/ O-levels: Possess Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent, with a minimum of three (3) credits in any subject including English Language; OR
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C [Grade Point Average (GPA 2.00)] in any subject or its equivalent; OR
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul or its equivalent; OR
  • A pass in Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in the relevant fields (Note: The HEPs are required to conduct screening and provide appropriate bridging courses specific to the discipline of the programme); OR
  • A Certificate (Level 3, Malaysian Qualifications Framework [MQF]) or its equivalent.
  • Others: Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognized by Malaysian Government.

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