Undergraduate Program

1. Overview

Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (B.Ed in TEFL)

The B.Ed. (TEFL) program develops students’ professional skills in teaching English at a secondary and tertiary school levels. Apart from coursework, a practicum (teaching practice) and ongoing individual learning are important aspects of the course.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

The B.A. (English for Work Skills) program enhances students’ English knowledge and ability for employment in a variety of administrative and developmental roles requring high-level English skills. In their final year, students choose one of the following majors: English for International Business; Translation and Interpreting; or English for professional Communication, allowing them to tailor their language skills towards their chosen profession.

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) & Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The B.Ed. and B.A. are both studied over a four-year period. All students take part in the university’s Foundation Year program, acquiring the general knowledge and basic ethical principles necessary for further university study. Students in both degrees complete the same courses throughout Years II and III, before specializing in their specific area of English studies and skills in Year IV.

2. Admission

  • Hold a High School Certificate or a qualification deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). Alternatively, they must have a B.A. or an associate degree in any field.
  • Pass a 90-minute English entrance examination administered by IFL’s Admission Committee.
  • Select a study shift (morning, afternoon, or evening) when submitting their applications. Once chosen, this shift cannot be changed.

3. Assessment

In accordance with standard university assessment procedures, each subject is assessed separately in each semester. Students are notified at the end of each semester whether they have satisfied the program requirements.

Assessment and examination

Students’ academic performance is assessed each semester. A good score in one semester cannot compensate for a fail or poor score in the other. Students are assessed in two ways:

  • On-going assessment (60%), based on class tests, homework, assignments, oral presentations and class participation, and
  • Formal Examination (40%) taken by all students at the end of semester.


Students must fulfill all academic and attendance requirements in order to be promoted to the next level. In order to pass a subject, students must achieve a score of AT LEAST 50%. This means that 50% is a borderline pass.

4. Course Description

5. Course Fees

Per Year

USD 590

Per Semester

USD 295

Students who receive a government scholarship can enrol in the B.Ed. (TEFL) course and pay US$10 per year. Fee-paying students can enrol in the B.A. (English for Work Skills) course and pay USD 590 for each academic year, or USD 295 per semester. B.A. students are also able to obtain a B.Ed. (TEFL) by majoring in teacher education in their final year. Please note that this fee is subject to change.

Payments should be made at the beginning of every semester or the beginning of each year. All students who repeat either individual subjects or the whole year and attend classes will be charged a fee for each subject repeated.

Please note that classes are arranged according to the ‘first come, first served’ basis. This means that if you want to stay in your previous class or in a different class with your friends, you must register and pay together. In order not to harm our quality and image, there is a limit to the size of each class. If a class is over-sized, certain students will be moved to other small classes on this ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Semester 1

Students are required to apply for their studies and pay their tuition fees for a new academic year by the closing dates specified by the institute so that classes and times they chose can be arranged in time.

Semester 2

Students have to make their payments by the closing dates set by the institute, which is NOT LATER THAN 10 DAYS after the release of semester one results. If s/he fails to do so, s/he will have to pay a penalty of USD10 (ten dollars).