Bachelor of Teaching (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

This program is designed to prepare professional teachers, researchers and curriculum developers 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;
  • Develop a firm foundation of language, literacy and applied linguistics;
  • Gain a solid 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 the teaching environment;
  • Apply specialised skills and professional practices to teaching environments, where there is a degree of unpredictability;
  • Use professional-level insights to evaluate and synthesize solutions to address issues related to secondary and higher secondary level teaching;
  • Work autonomously to undertake responsibilities at professional level in teaching and leadership, and use constructive criticism;
  • 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

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

  • Relevant Foundation (Villa College)

Course Fee: MVR 2999 per installment x 6

Total Number of Semesters: 6

MNQF Level: Level 7



Programme Structure

1st YearCredits
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
3rd Year 
Second Language Acquisition and Learning 15
Semantics, Discourse and Pragmatics 15
Structure of English Language 15
Teaching Language through Literature 15
Methodology in Language Teaching II 15
Linking Theory and Practice in Language Classroom 15
Special Project in Linguistics 15
School Experience II 15
 Total Credits360