Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language – 2022 Intake

MA in TESL – 2022 Intake

Conducted by the Department of English and Linguistics, USJ

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language scheduled to begin in August 2022. This two-year programme (SLQF 10) covers the key areas of Structure of English, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Teaching Pedagogy, Testing and Assessment in ESL, Curriculum & Materials Development in ESL and Second Language Research Methods.

Who is this programme for?

  • Teachers of English or Teacher Educators who wish to upgrade their professional standing.
  • University lecturers seeking postgraduate qualification in TESL.
  • Anyone with a basic degree planning a career in English Language Teaching.

Entry Requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree in English or TESL (SLQF 6)
    or
  • A three-year Bachelor’s degree with English as a subject (SLQF 5)
    or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in English medium (SLQF 5 or 6)
    or
  • Any other degree acceptable to the university senate (SLQF 5 or 6)

Note: Admission to the MA in TESL programme is limited and competitive. The selection to the programme will depend on candidates’ GPA (or letter grades) in the Bachelor’s Degree and their performance at a selection test conducted by the Department of English and Linguistics.

Duration (August 2022-2024)

2 years (Year 1: Taught programme; Year 2: Taught programme & Independent research)

Duration

Mode of Delivery


Course fee



: 02 Years (August 2022-2024)

(Year 1: Taught programme; Year 2: Taught programme & Independent research)

: Blended Learning
This programme involves both on-campus and online learning. Sessions are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sessions may also be held on a few Sundays, when necessary.

: Rs. 190,000/- (Payable in two installments)
In addition, a library fee, an examination fee and registration fee should be payable at the time of registration.
First Installment: 140,000
Second Installment: 50,000

Application Closing Date: 30th June 2022

How to apply?

  1. Click on the “Apply Now” button below or go to “Applications” page.
  2. Select the Course “Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language” and log in with your email & NIC/passport number
  3. Enter your details and click on Submit.
  4. You will see “You have successfully submitted your Application” on a new web page. Download the application & Bank pay slip from this page.
    You can pay the application fee online via Visa or Master Card in LKR from this page by clicking  icon.
  5. You can pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000/- online only at this stage. If not, you have to visit a People’s bank physically and pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000/- to the following account
    • Account Holder      : University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Account number     : 053010006780
    • Bank & Branch       : People’s Bank, Gangodawila Branch
  • If the bank officer informed you that this account number is incorrect, please ask the officer to contact People’s bank, Gangodawila branch.
  • People’s bank account contains 15 digits normally. But this account contains only 12 digits. So, you cannot use Cash Deposit Machines or bank applications to pay.
  1. Login again by repeating the above 1st & 2nd steps again.
  2. Click on the “Next” button at the bottom. (If necessary, you are allowed to edit your details)
  3. You need to upload the following documents
    • Color Photograph (3.0cm width x 4.0cm height with plain sky-blue background) – .jpg or .png file
    • Scanned copy of Birth Certificate – .pdf file
    • Bank payment receipt or Online payment receipt- .pdf file
    • Scanned copies of Academic Certificates (First Degree & Masters/MPhil) – .pdf files
    • Scanned copy/ies of Professional Qualifications Certificate/s- .pdf files
    • Scanned copy/ies of Other Qualifications Certificate/s – .pdf file/s
    • Service letter – .pdf file

** no need to upload any Research Proposal / Concept paper

  1. It is compulsory to Post the printed application (from the 4th step above) along with the certified documents included in the above 8th step through a registered post to Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
    Write “MA in TESL – 2022 Intake” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Chitra Jayathilake
Co-Coordinator
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
Department of English and Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gangodawila
Nugegoda

E-mail: chitra.jayathilake@sjp.ac.lk
Phone: +94 76 943 3159 (Only between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.)

Dr. Sujeewa Hettiarachchi
Co-Coordinator
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
Department of English and Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gangodawila
Nugegoda

E-mail: sujeewah@sjp.ac.lk
Phone: +94 77 812 9544 (Only between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.)

Contact Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mrs. Nimali: +94 11 288 1558

Registrar, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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