Graduate School of TESOL


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In an era of increasing globalization and information exchange, the demand for English education is experiencing an unprecedented rise. In turn, more English educators are sought after around the world than ever before as proficiency in English proves instrumental in the effective exchange of information, as well as survival, in this competitive climate.

  To meet such demand, the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), a university known for its leading role as a powerhouse of foreign language programs, established the Graduate School of TESOL (GS TESOL). The GS TESOL intends to nurture English teaching specialists who take proactive and pragmatic approaches to the application of theory, research, and development in the field of English language learning and teaching.

  Additionally, the GS TESOL trains educators to develop various kinds of English educational content using information technologies and continues to push for fundamental research that will help accumulate and develop professional knowledge. Our exchange programs with prestigious universities around the world also offer students opportunities to experience studying in an academic setting overseas and to build skills that will enhance their current study as well as future personal and professional plans.

  Ultimately, the GS TESOL aims to become one of the world’s leading graduate schools, making it possible for HUFS to serve as a hub for TESOL education in Asia.



Study within a dynamic program 
  The Graduate School of TESOL 
is a progressive program that caters to those who wish to complete their graduate studies in the evening while attending to other responsibilities during the day. Along with a wide variety of courses to choose from, we offer a robust yet flexible schedule for those wishing to enhance their TESOL credentials.

Learn from our dedicated faculty

  Our faculty at the Graduate School of TESOL is comprised of professional educators who bring years of teaching experience and TESOL expertise. Whether you wish to learn more about contemporary EFL theory, create educational multimedia, or simply learn the latest trends in EFL practices, you will receive strong support throughout your study from our team of dedicated tutors.

Collaborate within a web of learning

  Within the Graduate School of TESOL, you'll have the opportunity to study with fellow students who represent all kinds of professions - public and private school teachers, college instructors, content developers, or business entrepreneurs. Tap this network of colleagues to enhance your own knowledge and skills!


Department of English Language Teaching: There are a variety of reasons to study in the Department of English Language Teaching (ELT): solidify EFL theory or knowledge, upgrade academic credentials, improve teaching skills, establish a network of colleagues, or learn best practices in teaching EFL. Accordingly, the curriculum is designed for educators at all levels and in diverse contexts.


Department of ELT Materials & Technology: The Department of ELT Materials & Technology (ELT MT) provides a truly unique and exciting opportunity for individuals who wish to extend their EFL knowledge via technology and multimedia. If you are interested in learning how to manage your own educational website or create multimedia materials, then this place is for you!


Our Goal
The Graduate School of TESOL at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) aims to educate graduate students with the expectation that they become competent in TESOL instruction, administrative decision-making, and content development. To accomplish this goal, we seek to empower students through the integration of innovative teaching methodologies and up-to-date educational technologies that will enrich the EFL learning experience. Hence, as we strive to increase the quality of teacher-training instruction, our students can feel confident in implementing contemporary theoretical knowledge and expertise in educational technology to propel their careers and research opportunities in new and exciting directions.


Our Mission
1. To ensure excellence in English language learning and teaching by training qualified English language teachers.
2. To play a leading role in the development of English education in Korea through professional workshops and lectures.
3. To help administrators, teaching staff and practitioners of ELT meet global language education standards.