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Is a distance TESOL MA recognized/worth doing?

 
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Acuyo89



Joined: 10 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Is a distance TESOL MA recognized/worth doing? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I'm already teaching for a language school out in the Gulf, but I'm considering investing time/money in a distance MA in order to be able to teach for a University (I already have DELTA).

Does anybody know if Universities in the Gulf recognize DISTANCE or ONLINE MAs?

If so, can anyone recommend any good ones? I heard that the one from Nottingham University is good, but takes nearly 3 years to complete, whereas the one from Sunderland Uni only takes 15 months. Is there a huge difference?

Thanks in advance,
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aardvark



Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 181
Location: Central Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The short answer is NO. Mideast universities expect an MA degree from a brick & mortar university.
You will be required to pay a fee to some degree clearinghouse and send the certificate to the embassy.

Check out Daves ESL cafe and do a search. Some places will accept the DELTA in lieu of MA TESL. Mideast quals are all over the place, but generally hold to an MA from B&M universities.
Oman seems to play a bit loose with quals, but some universities have real dickheads and they play games with applicants.
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