Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Program Length: 3 semesters (10 months, starting in late Summer)

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $15,250 Tuition + $1,450 Intensive Hebrew program (compulsory for beginners)

Admission Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 80 on a 100 scale

Application Deadline:

July 31, 2020


In case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 situation, please note that program has put in place an alternative of long distance learning. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and once permitted, resume them in person without this affecting your ability to complete the program.


Tel Aviv University – Israel’s largest, most vibrant and most comprehensive institution of higher education – offers a streamlined M.A. program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), designed to prepare individuals for a wide variety of exciting international career opportunities in the English teaching profession. Spanning three semesters and taught entirely in English, the program combines academic studies with practical teaching experience in the Israeli school system. Since its inception in 2003 the M.A. TESOL program has attracted students from around the world.


The M.A TESOL program prepares graduates for global career opportunities in the field of English language learning and instruction. Our interdisciplinary curriculum provides opportunities for professional growth in teaching, research, program development and administration. Taught by world-renowned experts in the field, this innovative program combines advanced academic study with practical teaching experience. Gain expertise in the latest trends in the field while receiving individualized guidance and hands-on experience in the classroom.


Program dates for academic year 2020-2021

September 2 – mandatory orientation

September 2-30 – Summer Semester

October 19-January 17 – Fall Semester

March 3-June 18 – Spring Semester

June 7-July 24 – Ulpan for complete beginners (mandatory) - June 7-July 24

August 4-September 4 – Short Ulpan 


Program Features

  • Teaching internship in the Israeli school system, including in higher education and refugee program
  • Classroom theory is complemented with field trips and extracurricular activities
  • Optional thesis track
  • Program is open to students with no background in English language teaching


Career Success

The M.A. TESOL program prepares graduates for exciting global career opportunities in teaching, research, program development and administration, instructional material and test development, professional training, language coaching and more. 


Upon completion of the program our graduates have found positions teaching in schools, in higher education, and in other private and public educational contexts-- in Israel, in their home countries, and around the globe. Some have opened their own programs, such as an English-speaking nursery school in Israel.

Graduates are also working as English language coaches in the business sector, in educational publishing, and in language testing and consulting. Others have continued on to PhD programs in prestigious universities around the world. Graduates have also combined their TESOL expertise with that gained in their undergraduate studies and have carved out their own career niche--for example, in speech therapy or in teaching English through drama.

Please note: Teaching certification is required in order to teach in public schools and requirements vary according to the context (for example, in the USA, requirements may vary from state to state). In Israel, a graduate of the TESOL program is expected to get teaching certification through the Ministry of Education –some course requirements will have already been fulfilled by the TESOL program.


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Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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