Master (MA) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Applications are now open for Fall Term 2024

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
Upcoming Deadline: June 14, 2024
Start Date: September 23, 2024

Program Overview

Globalization and digitalization have turned English into a world language and English teaching to an attractive career option. The MA in TESOL provides students with up-to-date knowledge and skills for a professional career in English Language Teaching field. This is a unique program, suitable for students with different levels of professional teaching experience, which embeds two prestigious international qualifications: an MA in TESOL and the Trinity College London CertTESOL, which allows you to travel and teach all over the world.

  • Duration: One year (full-time) or up to three years (part-time).
  • Number of Courses: 12 courses (36 US credits).
  • Attendance: The MA TESOL is taught using a blended approach: a mixture of face-to-face classes and online study, making it ideal for working professionals. During each term, in-classes run on every second Saturday from 10:00-13:00 and/or 14:00-17:00. Online activity will be ongoing throughout the courses and will involve collaboration with other participants, as well as individual work, all under the supervision of experienced instructors. The program may be completed in one calendar year (full-time) or up to three years (part-time).
  • Admission points: New students are admitted at the start of the fall, winter and spring terms.

Unique Program Features

  • NECHE Accreditation
  • Embedded Trinity College London CertTESOL qualification
  • Flexible study and blended format for working professionals
  • Real teaching experience and observation embedded in program

Program Structure (Curriculum)

Required Courses

  • TESOL Methodology & Pedagogy
  • Language Awareness
  • Second Language Learning & Acquisition
  • Educational Technology in TESOL
  • Teaching Language Skills
  • Curriculum & Syllabus Design
  • Critical Perspectives in TESOL
  • Young Learners & Teens
  • Management in TESOL
  • Learning Difficulties and TESOL

Practicum Track

  • TESOL Practice
  • Capstone Project in TESOL


Thesis Track

  • Research Methods in TESOL
  • Thesis in TESOL

Program Level Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the teaching and associated skills required to perform as a TESOL professional;
  • Explain the key concepts and theories underpinning TESOL and current professional issues in the field;
  • Describe English as a linguistic system and relate it to language skills development and approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Identify and appraise how educational technologies and digital media can be utilized in TESOL;
  • Design and implement research initiatives in TESOL using appropriate methods and methodologies.

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Tuition & Scholarships


Tuition is payable on a course by course basis. The cost for the full program is 7,920€.

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Merit Scholarships

The School of Graduate & Professional Education offers scholarships covering a portion of the cost of tuition to all applicants who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance in their undergraduate studies.

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Libra Group Social Responsibility (LSR) Scholarship

Libra Group Social Responsibility (LSR), the philanthropic arm of the Libra Group, a global ecosystem of businesses with a presence in nearly 60 countries provides candidates of the MA in TESOL with a good academic record in previous studies and established financial need five partial scholarships of a total of 28,000 Euros. Application deadline January 9th – Winter Term. Click here for more information.

Financial Assistance

Since its founding in 1875, The American College of Greece (ACG) has provided assistance to students needing help in meeting their educational expenses, thereby enabling students with demonstrated ability and promise to access a quality education, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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All ACG alumni are entitled to a 10% tuition fee discount on top of any other scholarship of financial assistance program which may apply.

Corporate discount programs are also available to two or more employees from one organization who wish to study in our graduate programs.

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Student Profile

The program is appropriate for graduates and practitioners from all disciplines and caters for the needs of two groups in particulars: recent university graduates from all backgrounds – or working professionals with varying levels of teaching experience.

Current Student profile

Average Age: 34.59 years
Female: 89%
Male: 11%
Student Nationality: Domestic: 82%; International: 18%
First degree obtained from: Greek AEI (50%); ACG-Deree (21.42%); International University (28.75%)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program pursue careers in the field of TESOL, including: teaching, academic management, teacher training, exams, educational technology, and materials writing – or further academic study.

Deree graduate students receive support from the Office of Career Services, which help them connect with the 50,000 ACG alumni around the globe, expand their professional network, and gain access to various job positions.


  • Melpomeni Ilkos
    Full-time Faculty - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    English and Modern Languages
  • Marina Kolokonte
    Full-time Faculty - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    English and Modern Languages
  • Jane Mandalios
    Full-time Faculty - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    English and Modern Languages
  • Susan Stetson-Tiligadas
    Full-time Faculty - English for Academic Purposes and Writing
    English for Academic Purposes (EAPP)
  • Despina Paizi
    Adjunct Faculty - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Parthenia Haritatou
    Part-time Faculty - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    English and Modern Languages
  • Kosmas Vlachos
    Part-time Faculty - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    English and Modern Languages

Admission Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an average grade of B or better. 

2. Evidence of strong motivation to undertake graduate-level study in TESOL to be determined by the interview and the personal statement submitted with the application form.

3. Proficiency in the English language evidenced through one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, or Proficiency. DEREE College graduates and graduates from other accredited English-speaking institutions are not required to submit evidence of Proficiency in the English language.

Credit Transfer:
Applicants holding the Trinity DipTESOL or Cambridge DELTA may be eligible for credit transfer for Methodology & Pedagogy (3 US credits), Teaching Skills (3 US credits) and Language Awareness (3 US credits) - 9 US credits transfer in total.

Note: The MA in TESOL program is not eligible for Title IV federal aid.

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