Diploma in Education (English Language & Literature)

The Diploma in Education (English Language & Literature) aims at preparing student teachers to become effective educators by offering a strong emphasis in teaching and learning concepts. This, coupled with the context of teaching English and literature, empowers student teachers with skills to prepare for and deliver meaningful and impactful lessons.

This programme is for:
  • High School Leavers (Local and International) who intend to pursue a career in teaching
  • ELS CIEP Level 106 students
  • Individuals who seek a change in career
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and would like to upgrade their teaching qualification


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Programme Features

Programme Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme , students will have a solid linguistic and pedagogical base as well as classroom experience gained through observation and supervised teaching. Our graduates will be qualified to teach in a variety of educational settings, such as :

  • Intensive English programmes
  • Private language schools
  • English as a foreign language programme in non-English speaking countries

Programme Information
  • 2.5 years (7 semesters)
  • 29 courses (including MPW – Malaysian Compulsory Subjects & practicum)
  • Full time course (classroom based + practicum)

Enrolment Criteria

Malaysian Student

  • Possess an SPM Certificate or its equivalent
  • Possess a credit in English and in at least two other subjects
  • Possess at least a B in English and in two other subjects in UEC

International Student

  • Complete High School with a credit in English and in at least two other subjects

English Requirements

  • Possess a Credit (C) in English in the O-Levels
  • IELTS: At least band 5.0
  • TOEFL: At least a score of 213 (computer-based test), 550 (paper-based test) or 79 – 80 (internet-based test)
  • Complete and pass at least level 106 in the ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP)

Additional Information


+ Study Structure


Semester Course
1 Education in Malaysia
Computer Application 1
Understanding Teachers and Learners
Educational Theories, Principles and Models
Principles of Individual Learning and Development
English Grammar
2 Principles of Group Learning and Development
Educational Resources
Principles of Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Principles and Practices in Assessment
Principles and Practices in Visual Communication
English Writing Skills I
3 Malaysian Studies 2
Thinking Skills
4 Delivering Teaching and Learning in Education
Micro-Teaching Skills
English Writing Skills 2
English Phonetics and Phonology English Reading Skills
Introduction to English Literature
5 Ethics and Professionalism in Education
Curriculum Implementation
Understanding  Drama
Understanding Poetry and Fiction
Understanding Children’s Literature
Teaching of English Language
6 Introduction to Comparative Religion
Community Services
7 Teaching Placement

* Subject to change


+ Evaluation

Varies from course to course:

  • 60% examination + 40% coursework
  • 40% examination + 60% coursework OR
  • 50% examination + 50% coursework