School of Graduate Studies

MASTER'S DEGREE

Masterís Degree

The recent decades of war and internal conflict have only turned Cambodia into one of the poorest countries in the world, despite an abundance of natural resources. And, in spite of improvements in the human resources sector since 1979, social indicators are still at a low level compared with neighboring countries.
There is thus the need to promote the development and maturation of the latent potential of Cambodia's human resources, through nurturing of the intellectual development of our people. This requires the continued development of an education system which can adapt and use the most appropriate modern pedagogical approaches in order to maximize returns on the investment (monetary and otherwise) made by both the education system and students. In addition, as part of their armamentarium, administrators need to be competent in various other areas associated with the running and improvement of existing and anticipated educational services.
Our Department of English Language offers a Master's program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The aim of this is to produce teachers who can help Cambodians to enter into, and then compete on, the global marketplace where English is increasingly important as a transnational language.


The University of Cambodiaís School of Foreign Languages was recently approved by MoEYS, based on a Prakas issued on 26 April, 2018; the transfer of English programs from the erstwhile College of Arts, Humanities and Languages was approved by a Prakas dated 18 September 2018.



1. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
This program is designed for professionals with a Bachelorís degree in English and at least three yearsí experience in English Language Teaching (ELT). It aims to build upon a practical foundation in ELT methodology with a strong basis on the theoretical concepts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language; and more general principles of education that will help enhance the participantsí knowledge of the English language and their teaching skills for a more meaningful teaching career.
Applications with a Bachelorís degree in other fields who have taught English for three years may be accepted, but will be required to take and pass up to three Bridging courses.
(a) The following program structure applies for existing Masterís students, based on a previous MoEYS directive (see Section VIII.3).
Common Courses (12 credits)
FDN501: Research Methodology
FDN502: Statistics for Research
FDN503: Research Paper Writing
FDN504: Ethical Leadership
Major Courses (18 credits)
EFL600: Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching
EFL610: Introduction to Linguistics
EFL632: Second Language Acquisition
EFL633: Curriculum Design and Development
EFL634: Language Testing and Assessment
EFL635: Methodology in Language Teaching
Elective Courses (12 credits)
EFL636: Academic Writing for Graduate Studies
EFL640: Language and Culture
EFL642: English for Specific Purposes
EFL645: Technology for Language Teaching and Learning
Option I: Thesis (at least 12 credits)
RPT601-RPT604: Masterís Thesis
Option II: Comprehensive Exam (12 credits)
EFL614: Strategies in Teaching Grammar and Composition
EFL616: Psychology for Language Teaching
EFL647: Language Teaching Practice
CAP601: Capstone (Seminars, etc.)
 Masterís Research Paper
 Comprehensive Exam
(b) For new Masterís students enrolling in or after Academic Year 2018-9, the latest revision by MoEYS means that there are three options available (see Section VIII.7). The following outlines what is required to be satisfactorily completed for the first two of these (all courses are 3 credits each, unless otherwise indicated).
Research Methodology
FDN501: Research Methodology
FDN502: Statistics for Research
FDN503: Research Paper Writing
Major Core Courses
EFL600: Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching
EFL610: Introduction to Linguistics
EFL632: Second Language Acquisition
EFL636: Academic Writing for Graduate Studies
Major Courses
EFL633: Curriculum Design and Development
EFL634: Language Testing and Assessment
EFL635: Methodology in Language Teaching
FDN504: Ethical Leadership
Major Elective Courses
EFL640: Language and Culture
EFL642: English for Specific Purposes
EFL645: Technology for Language Teaching and Learning

Option 1
Comprehensive/State Exam Option 2
Research Project Report
EFL617 (= EAD616): Human Resource Manage-ment in Education RPR601: Research Proposal
EFL637 (= EAD636): Legal and Ethical Issues in Education RPR602: Paper Presentation
EFL646: Comparative Linguistics RPR603: Masterís Project Report (6 credits)
EFL648 (= EAD634): Educational Evaluation
For the third Option, the Masterís Thesis, candidates are required to do the above two suites of Research Methodology and Major courses. Thereafter, they must earn the remaining 33 credits through successfully completing the following:
THE601: Research Proposal (3 credits)
THE602: Publication of a Paper (6 credits)
THE603: Paper Presentation (3 credits)
THE604: Individual Seminar/Workshop (3 credits)
THE605: Thesis (18 credits)

 

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