MA in the Instruction of English as a Foreign Language

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Instruction of English as a Foreign Language program offers a two-semester practice-oriented approach to help you pursue your career as an English teacher. It will provide you with the expertise you need to understand key issues and trends in language learning and teaching in a range of contexts. It also helps you gain an in-depth understanding of the links between theory, practice and research and apply your knowledge in the area of classroom instruction, assessment and materials development.

Head of program: Dr. Réka Lugossy

MA in the Instruction of English as Foreign Language
Duration of Training
1 year (2 semesters)


Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: Tuition fee: EUR 2200/semester (for non-EU students) ;

Application fee: Application fee: EUR 140
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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The Instruction of English as a Foreign Language program will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the links between professional practice, theory, and research in the area of teaching English as a second/foreign language. 

You will have the opportunity to:
•    develop the knowledge and skills required to design engaging tasks for various age-groups and proficiency levels, 
•    create language teaching materials for various contexts (e.g. materials for young learners, adults, English for Specific Purposes)
•    develop skills to integrate language and content (e.g. stories, culture, other subject areas)
•    explore essential processes in learning and teaching language, 
•    practice teaching in real-life contexts,
•    develp skills for conducting classroom-based research in your own classes.


Human and Social Sciences
Academic Level/Type

Skype interview MA in the Instruction of English as a Foreign Language    
The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. The main goal of the interview is for applicants to demonstrate their proficiency in English and their ability to discuss their academic interests with the interviewers, so they become able to make an informed decision about the acceptance to our multicultural and open-minded academic community.
In the interview, applicants may be asked to discuss a topic of their choice from the list below:
•    Discuss a book or a TED talk that made an impact on your thinking 
•    Reflect on your own language learning process: What helped you most? How do you develop your English? 
•    Discuss two language learning tasks you liked and two tasks you disliked in your English classes. 
•    Describe a teacher who made a difference in your life. 
•    What made learning English easy for you? What made it difficult? 

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of BA diploma in English Studies (major or minor) - with transcript of records
  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Acceptable online language exams:
    • Duolingo online exam from score 135
    • IELTS Indicator from score 7
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!

1st semester
Teaching Culture and Intercultural Communication
Contemporary English and American Literature in TEFL
Digitally Enhanced Learning and Teaching
Assessing Foreign Language Performance

For further information please contact:
international coordinator
Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
English website of the Faculty

If you have any questions about the program, please contact: 
Dr. Réka Lugossy
Associate Professor
Head of the program
Phone: +36 72/503 600/24319