Blended Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Provided by SEAMEO Regional Language Centre


Awarded by SEAMEO Regional Language Centre

Course introduction


The Blended Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics is designed for trainers and teachers of the English language in the Asia-Pacific region. The Diploma encourages participants to examine their current beliefs about language teaching and equips them with the knowledge and skills to teach more effectively.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Designed to enhance the theoretical understanding and practical teaching skills of English Language professionals in the Asia-Pacific region who are interested in obtaining a postgraduate qualification in teaching ESL/EFL.  

Entry Requirements

a) An approved bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) in Linguistics, English Language, TESOL or Education; 
b) At least two years of full-time English language teaching experience or experience in English language/curriculum planning and language development programmes; and  
c) Candidates must meet the minimum language scores for any of the following:

  • IELTS:  6.5;
  • TOEFL:  550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; 79 internet based; 
  • GCE O Level English:  B3 and above;
  • GCE A Level General Paper:  C6 and above; or 
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE):  C and above
  • SPM 1119 English: B and above (GPK/PNG 3.00 and above)/Kepujian Tinggi and above
  • STPM General Paper/English Literature: B- and above (CGPA/HGMP 2.67 and above)
  • Malaysian University English test (MUET): Band 4 and above
  • CU TEP with a score of 65 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5) and above
  • APTIS (all four macro skills) B2 and above
Note: Applicants who do not meet Criteria (c) are required to pass the RELC English selection test.

Applicants with a minimum grade of B- in an Advanced Specialist Certificate for a particular module conferred by RELC will be eligible for an exemption from the particular module offered in the postgraduate diploma course.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intake Period : 6th July 2020
Stude Mode : Combination of face-to-face and blended learning

Fees & Funding