MA in TESL at AIU - Kazakhstan | Webster University

MA in TESL at AIU - Kazakhstan

Webster University is excited to partner with Astana International University (AIU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Located in the capital of the largest country in Central Asia, AIU is uniquely positioned to partner with Webster with its Center for American Studies. Webster is also uniquely positioned to partner with AIU after successfully partnering with two different Uzbek universities to offer the MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and also establishing a new international campus location in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. With AIU’s commitment to collaborate with institutions in the United States and Webster’s success in delivering high-quality academic programs in Central Asia, Webster University and Astana International University will be capable of offering students in Kazakhstan an opportunity to receive an internationally recognized American degree to further their careers.

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MA in TESL Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA in TESL) at Webster University is designed for individuals who seek to develop the English skills of non-native speakers living either overseas or in the United States.The program allows candidates to develop a solid theoretical background in critical aspects such as culture, language structure, first and second language acquisition theory, curriculum and materials development, teaching methodology, assessment and research, while preparing them to become effective language teachers.

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Astana International University (AIU)


Qabanbay Batyr Ave 8, Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan



TESL Testimonials

Ilgor photo - Student TestimonialIlgor Asrorov
2019 Webster University TESL Alumni, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

I always had a dream of studying abroad in a prestigious university. Webster University in the heart of Central Asia, Tashkent, gave me a chance of feeling the American breeze without leaving my own country, Uzbekistan. It provided me with an international diploma and a congenial atmosphere of education. I met different people, learned loads of knowledge, became a better professional in my field thanks to this great educational setting.

I studied MA TESL and became university teacher with the valuable diploma and degree that I gained in this university.

Saodat photo - Student TestimonialSaodat Tadjibaeva
2019 Webster University TESL Alumni, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The completion of MA TESL program at Webster University made a crucial turn in my educational as well as teaching life. This program encouraged me not only to feel the maturity in ELT, but also gave me the chance to redefine my limits in teaching, to become a TESL instructor & even Adjunct Professor at Webster University. I should admit, I gained the knowledge which can be dreamed to get by everybody who has a wish to develop & prosper in ESL teaching.

Thank you, Webster!!! 

Eldor photo - Student TestimonialEldor Sattorov
2019 Webster University TESL Alumni, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

I found the MA TESL very beneficial in learning theoretical and practice skills. The course has allowed me to discover various approaches in language acquisition, assessment, materials design and technology use. Another great thing about the program was networking with my coursemates, sharing ideas and learning from each other has been a great experience. Finally, various seminars and events organized by the university allowed me to further grow both professionally and in personal level. I am so grateful to the program and my inspiring teachers who helped me to become a better teacher.

I can say with confidence that MA TESL was one of the best decisions in my professional life. The program will not only help you grow as a teacher, but will also open doors to life-long learning, discovering new ideas and experience.

Maftuna Karimova
2019 Webster University TESL Alumni, Tashkent, Uzbekistan