Advanced Diploma in Teaching (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

This level 6 Advanced Diploma in Teaching (TESOL) is designed to prepare secondary teachers in the area of teaching English as a foreign/second language. The programme incorporates and models communicative language teaching and promotes a reflective model of teaching that pays attention to student diversity.


The programme aims to enable students to:

  • demonstrate the essential content knowledge and practical classroom skills to perform competently as critically reflective English language teachers;
  • develops a firm foundation of language, literacy and applied linguistics;
  • inculcate the understanding and application of second language teaching approaches;
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of the main theories, concepts and principles of education, curriculum and pedagogy, and integrate them in teaching;
  • apply a range of routine skills and professional practices in teaching secondary level English;
  • take significant responsibilities to resolve various issues that arise in the school environment; and
  • implement an on-going program of self-education appropriate to their personal and professional needs.


Entry Requirement:

  • 2 passes E or above at GCE A'Level & 3 passes C or above at GCE O'Level / SSC; OR

  • MNQF level 4 certificate in a relevant field & 2 passes C or above at GCE O'Level / SSC; OR

  • Relevant Foundation (Villa College)

Course Fee: MVR 30,000 per year (Payable in 8 installments)

Duration: 2 Years

MNQF Level: Level 6



Programme Structure

Courses (1st Year)Credits
Maldivian Culture & Language in Time 15
Educational Psychology 15
ICT Skills for Teaching and Learning 15
Teaching and Learning Strategies 15
English Language for Teachers 15
Introduction to Linguistics 15
Phonetics and Phonology 15
Morphology and Syntax 15
2nd Year 
Islamic Studies 15
Curriculum Studies 15
Educational Sociology 15
Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation 15
Introduction to ELT 15
Introduction to Sociolinguistics 15
Methodology in Language Teaching I 15
School Experience I 15
Total Credits  240

Admission Open