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HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY Master of Education in The Teaching of English as a Foreign/International Language (AGG)

Master of Education in The Teaching of English as a Foreign/International Language (AGG)

Patras, Greece

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Mar 2024

EUR 3,600

Distance learning


The main purpose of the M.Ed. in TEFIL is to provide specialized knowledge and skills to university graduates in the field of teaching English as a foreign/international language. It follows the specifications and requirements of state-of-the-art educational science and responds to the needs of the teaching market in Greece and internationally. The language of instruction of the M.Ed. is English.

Program Scope

The M.Ed. in TEFIL is addressed at anyone interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in the domain of teaching English as a foreign language and, in addition, integrates the emerging dimension of English as an international language of communication. In particular, the M.Ed. in TEFIL integrates all aspects of English language teaching, from the teaching of the "four skills" (ie, the production and perception of spoken and written language), the design, development and evaluation of curricula and courseware, the testing and assessment of the language skills, the integration of educational technology, the integration of intercultural approaches to teaching, the teaching of English to children and adults, teacher education and training, to addressing learning difficulties. The distance learning methodology adopted in the M.Ed. in TEFIL, in conjunction with the support provided by the tutors, who act as mentors, enables teachers to attend the M.Ed. without leaving their classes and learners. This is achieved through innovative distance learning activities that prompt teachers to apply what they study in actual practice, by designing, teaching, and evaluating original lessons, thereby experimenting with and deeply understanding education in all its complexity.

Overview of the Programme

Classification according to UNESCO's ISCED-2011

Based on the level of Education: 7

Classification according to UNESCO's ISCED-2013

Based on the field of Education: 0114-Teacher training with subject specialization

Type of Postgraduate Programme

Master of Education, M.Ed.

ECTS Credit Points

The total sum of ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) required for the completion of this M.Ed. is 120 ECTS. Students can choose to study Modules whose ECTS adds up to no more than 30 ECTS per semester.

Duration of Study

The minimum time required for the completion of the M.Ed. is two (2) years, or four (4) semesters.


The official language of the M.Ed. is English. This means that the language in which all material content, written assignments, postgraduate dissertation and oral presentations is English.



Program Outcome

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