The Dual Degree Master of Arts in TESOL

2 Master degrees from UK and France

In the context of English as the global language of communication, teaching English is a fascinating, engaging, and in-demand profession. Master of Arts in TESOL is a dual-degree program that provides both a UK national Level 7 certificate (Master of Education) and a TESOL Master’s degree from the internationally recognized French education system.

This is the only curriculum that combines educational management with management of English language instruction. In addition to planning and administration in the education business, the program’s curriculum focuses on teaching classroom instructors and can retrain the future generation of English teachers.

Upon graduation, fellows will contemporaneously receive 2 Master degrees:

  • Level 7 Diploma according to the UK National Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership.
  • Master of Arts in TESOL from Paris-U.

Programs in details

Differences in accreditation and recognition:

The MA in TESOL is a dual degree program, offering two Master’s degrees from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The curriculum is the cooperation between the national UK National Regulated Qualification provider OTHM and Universite Liberale de Paris. Both organisations are institutionally and programmatically accredited.

  • SIMI Swiss is accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Universities, and Colleges) at the Premier Institute level, and the program is accredited by OTHM, ATHE, Qualifi, LRN, An Ofqual Recognised Awarding Organisation.
  • OTHM is an Ofqual Recognised Awarding Organisation

The distinctions in learning method

The learner can provide flexible learning opportunities with various learning method:

  • Full time
  • Hybrid learning (Live class + the local tutor support in local workshop)

The distinctions in the student affairs system:

  • The Learning Management System
  • Institution Management System
  • Original E-book in each module
  • E-library
  • Internship support system (for full-time)

Differences in Degree: 2 separate Master’s degrees from the UK and Switzerland

  • Level 7 Diploma according to the UK National Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership.
  • Master of Arts in TESOL from Paris-U

The dual degree MA in TESOL program consists of 2 groups, with 6 modules specializing in pedagogy and 3 modules specializing in English teaching for a combined total of 180 credits, lasting a minimum of 1.5 years.

Pedagogy and education management modules include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice (20 credits)
  • The Management of Educational Change (20 credits)
  • Managing Effective Intercultural Communication and Perspectives (20 credits)
  • Pedagogy and Practice in Education (20 credits)
  • Leading Reflective Practice in Education (20 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (20 credits)

Each module will conclude with an assignment. The final assignments consist of application-focused essays designed to help learners test their knowledge, apply it to their jobs, and develop in the real world.

English teaching modules include:

Teaching Reading and Writing (20 Credits)

  • Topic 1 – The Nature of Reading Topic 2 – Models of Reading
  • Topic 3 – Reading and the Second Language Reader
  • Topic 4 – Social Contexts and Motivation to Read Topic 5 – Individual Student Variation
  • Topic 6 – Reading and Vocabulary Development Topic 7 – Strategic and Fluent Reader
  • Topic 8 – Extensive and Intensive Reading
  • Topic 9 – Theoretical Orientations to Second Language Writing Topic 10 – Learning to Write in the Second Language
  • Topic 11 – Writing Process
  • Topic 12 – Response, Error Correction and Grading Topic 13 – Second Language Writing and Culture Topic 14 – Writer’s Workshop Approach

Teaching Listening and Speaking (20 Credits)

  • Topic 1 – Listening as Comprehension & Listening as Acquisition Topic 2 – Cyclical Approach in Teaching Listening
  • Topic 3 – Principles of Developing Listening Activities Topic 4 – Types of Meaning for Listening
  • Topic 5 – Examples of Listening Activities
  • Topic 6 – Learning Styles and Listening Strategies Topic 7 – Functions of Speaking
  • Topic 8 – Talk as Interaction, Transaction and Performance Topic 9 – Types of Speaking Activities
  • Topic 10 – Assessment of Speaking
  • Topic 11 – Teaching Pronunciation in a Second or Foreign Language Topic 12 – Speaking and Listening Fluency

Language Assessment and Testing (20 Credits)

  • Topic 1 – Role and Purpose of Testing and Evaluation Topic 2 – Principles of Test and Measurement
  • Topic 3 – Limitation of Tests
  • Topic 4 – Basic Statistics and Measurement Topic 5 – Reliability of Tests
  • Topic 6 – Validity of Tests Topic 7 – Item Analysis
  • Topic 8 – Different Formats of Assessment Topic 9 – Objective Language Tests
  • Topic 10 – Subjective Language Tests Topic 11 – Technology in Assessment Topic 12 – Authentic Assessment

Training philosophy:

The curriculum also equips learners with classroom knowledge and skills to teach English in an international context and in an international educational environment as well as the modern skills of an educator and a specialist in educational management using innovative training techniques and pedagogical psychology.

The curriculum is meant to emphasize practice to solve the severe lack of educational administrators and English instructors in the English language sector.


  • Understand the essence of the English language.
  • Understand the required competency of an English teacher
  • Understand the necessary techniques of an English teacher
  • Understand learners and selves (teachers)
  • Understand how to design lectures
  • Understand how to plan the teaching process
  • Understand how to interact with learners in different learning environments
  • Understand Linguistics
  • Having skills and teaching methods.

 Entry requirements

To enrol the Dual Degree Master of Arts in TESOL, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 6 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a degree from non-recognized universities; The learner should have followed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy of Paris-U.
  • Learners must be over 21 years old.

Paris-U reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating.

For the fake university or the diploma mills, Paris-U shall not be accepted.

English requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

Paris-U has been accredited the “premier institution” status by the ASIC, and the programme is also accredited by Ofqual’s UK.

The programmes are strictly accredited by prestigious organisations; then, the graduated learner confidence participates in the labour market or/and easy learning connected to prestigious and equivalent educational systems.

  • For more information about Paris-U recognition and accreditation, please refer to here
  • For more information on the programmatic recognition and accreditation and the value of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, please refer to here

Upon completing the Dual Degree Master of Arts in TESOL programme, the learner will receive 2 Master degree:

  • Master Degree according to UK National Qualifications Framework: OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership
  • Master Degree from Paris-U: Master of Arts in TESOL

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is a qualification in the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework, recognised not only by the UK government but also globally.

  • Level 7 according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Europe Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Sufficient training duration for Master qualification: 120 Credits.

Master of Arts in Tesol (MBA) of The Université Libéral de Paris

At the second stage, learners will choose the majors to develop a Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Projects. The major of the Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-based Projects will be the basis for determining the graduate major of the programme.

Majors will be shown on the Master of Arts in TESOL Degree and Transcript.

List of majors:

  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Administration Management
  • Engineering Business Management
  • E-commerce management
  • Information system Management
  • Design Management
  • Non-profit organization Management

And other majors based on the Master Dissertation/ Capstone Projects/ Work-Based Project

After completing the Dual Degree Master of Arts in TESOL, learners can continue to study to Level 8 (Doctor) or transfer to other education systems.

As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications) approach to acknowledge past experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognized and entering the labor market.

Please note that, the APEL.Q process will leads to only MBA degree of Paris-U, not dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

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Université Libéral de Paris

Université Libéral de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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