The Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in TEFL programme aims to create awareness about approaches, techniques and methods involving learning and teaching of English as a foreign language. This one-year diploma programme, is significant for English language teachers striving to increase both language teaching skills and upgrade themselves professionally. It also serves as a prerequisite for MA TEFL degree programme.
MA in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Programme has always been featured as a strong point of the Department of English Literature and Applied Linguistics, AIOU. With an aim to train English language teaching (ELT) experts, the 30 credit hour MA TEFL offers a wide array of courses providing a comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of ELT supplemented by insights into contemporary teaching practices of English around the globe.
With a history of training more than 30,000 teachers, the MA TEFL Programme is famous all across the country particularly amongst in-service English language teachers at college and school levels due to its flexible distance learning facility. The degree requires a 12 credit hour thesis, during the final year of the degree, aiming to equip teachers with research trends in language teaching/learning and enabling them to identify problems and consequently providing solutions for impediments arising in their own teaching contexts.
The department has been offering a wide range of compulsory English courses at Matric, Intermediate and Bachelor level for other departments as well. These include BA Functional
English, HSSC Functional English, and SSC Functional English I & II courses.