Master of Arts in English Language Education (ELE)


1 year


General Overview 

The MAELE programme is offered in a one-year full-time mode with 120 earned credits. The students are expected to complete the programme requirements within one academic year. Classes will be conducted mainly on the university campus. 

The MA in English Language Education (MAELE) programme is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career and have a special interest in working with learners of English as a foreign, second, or additional language. 

Course aims

The course aims to prepare educators for English language teaching. It accommodates those who have:

  • Just started their career and are seeking a grounding in the core disciplines of TESOL
  • Those with considerable experience are hoping to consolidate or progress into specialist areas of expertise.

Successful completion of the MA can also open the door to further study, this includes the opportunity to embark on your own professional doctorate or PhD. MA graduates may also move on to teaching positions in higher education, to leadership positions within an educational organisation, and/or have the opportunity to move from general English teaching to a more specialised area of academic, business or legal English.

Advantages of the Masters of English Language Education program

  • Cambridge International University has integrated the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) into this master’s program. 
  • The students will have a chance to gain a CELTA Certificate upon completion of the Master’s program at CIU. 
  • CELTA from Cambridge is a qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. It is the most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world and the most often requested by employers; three out of four English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification.
  • It focuses on developing practical techniques and includes face-to-face or online teaching practice with groups of learners, which will give you the confidence you need to begin teaching.

What is Cambridge CELTA?

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) course is designed to give you the skills to teach the English language and is for people with no previous teaching experience.

Who Is CELTA For?

Invest in your future and gain your CELTA with Cambridge International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The following benefits of the CELTA: 

  • new teachers with no experience starting their career
  • teachers with some experience who want to develop their skills
  • first-language English speakers and non-first-language speakers
  • teachers who want to travel and teach English
  • Instructors who want to work as an IELTS examiner.

What's In The CELTA Course?

The CELTA course covers the principles of effective teaching and gives you a range of teaching techniques and practical experience. You get hands-on teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers, and you’ll apply your learning by delivering communicative teaching to English language learners.

Why is CIU’s Masters in English Language Education so special and what can you expect?

  • Courses can be completed within 7-8 months in one academic year
  • Lectures and classes are offline and online 
  • Students can gain another internationally recognized qualification CELTA at the same time as their masters
  • The course is taught in the English language by experts with huge international experience.


What subjects are on the course?

Here is the list of the subjects that will be taught. Not all of the subjects will be available every year.

  • Language Improvement for Teachers 
  • ELT Methodology 
  • CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
  • Advanced Materials Design
  • Teaching English to different age groups
  • Testing, Assessment & Evaluation 
  • ESP (English for Specific Purposes)
  • Foundation of Inclusiveness Education
  • Research Methods
  • Technology for Learning and Teaching
  • Learning and Teaching Planning and Implementation
  • Socio-cultural Context in Language Learning & Teaching


All students must complete 2 core modules of 12 credits in Semesters 1 and 2:

  • Language Improvement for Teachers
  • ELT Methodology II

In addition to the core modules, students are required to complete 2 more modules each semester. Not all MAELE modules will be offered every year. 


There are a number of study modes available. These include:

  • Interactive lectures 
  • Student and staff-led live classes
  • Directed pre and post-session tasks
  • Directed reading
  • Practical workshops
  • Project work


Assessment format

Teaching, learning and assessment methods draw on the different backgrounds, experiences and knowledge of our students, and encourage critical reflection. The teaching style is highly participatory and engages students in practical teaching, workshop activities, group discussion, peer evaluation, presentations and research projects. 


Engagement and Attendance

Students are defined as academically engaged if they are engaged regularly with timetabled teaching sessions, and course-related learning resources including those on the Learning Management System and complete assessments and submit these on time. Students must have a minimum 80 per cent attendance rate at all offline workshops and other scheduled face-to-face student lecturer meetings. 


Admissions and Application Criteria & Requirements 

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of Cambridge International University together with the following programme requirements:

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a transcript
  • working experience in ELT is optional  

The following applicants are encouraged to apply for the MAELE Programme

  • distinctive diploma of the CIU baccalaureate programme and
  • a recognised language teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA, TKT, TESOL)


*Holders of a bachelor's degree in disciplines other than English may also be considered after a proper review of all documents by the Committee.


Language Requirements

Applicants must be able to satisfy the University of their competence in English. 

The IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5 or above (minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. 


Our university also accepts Certificates obtained from Linguaskill of Cambridge Assessment English if the Cambridge English Scale score is 176 or above. 

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However, if you do not have an IELTS certificate or equivalent, you can take an internal exam by selecting the option on the application form. 


You will need to provide the university with the following:

  • Passport or ID Card and residency permit
  • Valid IELTS certificate
  • Bachelor’s diploma or certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree transcripts with subjects and grades.

Further desirable skills pre-application

Work experience is not a requirement for joining the MA in English Language Education. However, work experience is desirable and should be as broad as is reasonably practicable.

If you have a work experience in the following areas, you can apply for the scholarship:

  • English Language Teaching

To apply for the University Scholarship at CIU, submit your "Motivational Letter" by indicating your academic background, work experience, and other achievements. 

The word limit for the Motivational Letter is a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 350 words. 

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a Master of Arts in English Language Education (ELE) is set as the following:

For one academic year – 35,000,000 UZS.

The student can pay in two installments – 17,500,000 UZS per semester. 

The discounts can be applied:

  • If the applicant makes the full payment at once, the student will receive 3,500,000 UZS.

The student with a discount will pay 31,500,000 UZS if paid in full payment. 

The payment details will be provided in the contract with full details.


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