Universiti Teknologi MARA
Caw. Selangor Kampus Dengkil
43800 Dengkil, Selangor

TESL Foundation


Versatile Foundation in TESL (PI020/ E0150) or Asasi TESL programme with unique interdisciplinary learning experience focusing on English language skills and introductory courses designed for the enhancement of critical thinking and creative skills. The Asasi TESL Program in UITM has received great demand from SPM (or O-level) leavers as a preferred preparatory course. Every year more than 7000 applications are received and the graduates of Asasi TESL are sought after by other Malaysia established Universities. With 26 years of experience and tradition (established since 1988 – TESL Matriculation), this programme offers fun and challenging students’ activities such as movie screenings, book circles, drama activities resulted in closely-knit community and cultural diversity.

UPU Code: UE0222001



Upon completion, students could join B. Ed (Hons.) TESL Programmes in any IPTA or other relevant degree programmes at any IPTA. The alternative equivalent programmes include:

  1. English Studies
  2. Linguistics
  3. English Literature
  4. Mass Communication
  5. Guidance and Counselling
  6. Psychology
  7. Film & Screen
  8. Public Relations
  9. Business Administration
  10. Administrative Science

The alumni of the programme have gone on to become professionals in education, broadcasting, entrepreneurs, executives in corporate relation and human resource.


The courses or subjects taken for the two semesters are as follows:

Semester 1

No Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 TSL082 Introductory Literature I 3
2 CTU071 Fundamentals of Islamic Education 2
IDA071 Human and Education
CTU061 Pengantar Al-Quran
3 TSL014 Fundamentals of Academic Reading 5
4 TSL024 Fundamentals of Writing 5
5 TSL034 Fundamentals of Listening And Speaking 5
6 TSL041 Grammar I 4
7 TSL051 College Study Skills 2
Total Credit Hours 26

Semester 2

No Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 TSL015 Academic Reading 5
2 TSL025 Academic Writing 5
3 CTU072 Islamic Education 2
IDA072 Ethics and Education
CTU062 Al-Quran Dan Kemanusiaan
4 TSL035 Listening and Speaking 5
5 TSL042 Grammar II 4
6 TLD092 Language and Drama 3
Total Credit Hours 24






University Requirement:

Candidates must:

  1. Be Malaysian citizen with Bumiputera status.
  2. Possess at least five (5) credits including Bahasa Melayu and pass History.

Entry Requirement:

  1. A Grade in English
  2. A- Grade in any three (3) subjects other than English
  3. Credit (C) in Mathematic or Add Mathematics
  4. Pass Written test and interview


Kindly complete the application form of UPU (BPKP JPT)


Head of Programme,

Foundation in TESL,

Universiti Teknologi MARA,

UITM Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Dengkil ,

42800 Dengkil ,

Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA

Tel : 03-89245200