DOCTOR OF TESOL FROM FRANCE AND LEVEL 8 DIPLOMA FROM the UK
The Doctor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Doctor of TESOL) is a Doctoral program designed to provide students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching English.
To help balance expertise and research capabilities, the program combines intensive study of courses in English language teaching with doctoral thesis research specializing in English teaching.
Doctor of TESOL (TESOL.D) is the most prestigious title in English language teaching.
The Doctor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – Doctor of TESOL at the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a dual degree program offered by France and the United Kingdom. Students graduate with two independent degrees.
Graduates will receive:
Level 8 (Doctoral Level) under the UK & European qualification framework system: The LRN Level 8 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Doctorate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – Doctor of TESOL (TESOL.D) from Université Libérale de Paris.
The exclusive English language and academic support system provided by our partners assists international students in overcoming language barriers and difficulties.
Tutors during classes
Additional workshops will be held locally to help students conduct and complete their Doctoral thesis research with confidence.
The program is designed for both full-time students on our campus in France and international students by embracing the Hybrid model, which combines live classes and local tutors (online). With the Hybrid learning model, students can study French and UK programs and earn degrees as full-time students without living and working in France like our full-time students.
Degrees: 2 independent degrees with the specialization based on the doctoral thesis
Level 8 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the London Academy of Sciences.
Doctorate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.D) from Université Libérale de Paris.
The Doctor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) dual degree program is an applied research-oriented program in which students will take research-related courses and conduct research step by step with the assistance and supervision of instructors. If the student wishes to publish international articles on the ISI/SCOPUS system or international journals owned or affiliated with Paris-U after completing their studies, they will be guided through a customized route.
The program is two years long. The method of instruction consists of a combination of globally live-streamed lectures (Live Classes) and online tutors and instructors.
Develop research approaches in a suitable context (30 credits)
Literature Review (30 credits)
Design Research (30credits)
Data Analytics for Research (30 credits)
Students will complete each phase of their doctoral thesis after each course.
Doctoral thesis stage (60 credits)
Doctoral Thesis (60 credits)
Defend Doctoral Thesis
The doctoral thesis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will be concerned with the advancement of knowledge in the field of English language teaching.
The TESOL.D program, unlike other Ph.D programs, does not require any academic journal to be published in the ISI/SCOPUS system or in journals owned or affiliated with Paris-U. If candidates require it, they will be guided on a customized route.
Students who complete the Doctor of TESOL dual degree program can:
Be able to conduct research relevant to the specialized research context of English language teaching.
Assess the topic’s importance, practicability, and research potential in the field of TESOL.
Develop and modify research objectives to suit orientation, research objectives, and research time constraints
Analyze, consider alternatives, and make appropriate research decisions.
2. Be able to collect, organize, and choose theoretical foundations for doctoral research projects
Collect theoretical foundations for business and management research.
Organize and develop theoretical foundation structures for research topics.
3. Be able to design an entire study.
Know how to conduct a literature review and select relevant studies to support the proposed research.
Design the research in accordance with the research objectives, research questions, and time frame.
Adjust the chosen research methodology while keeping research ethics and feasibility in mind.
4. Be able to create a research proposal and carry out research.
Consider theoretical foundations and research methods when developing research questions.
Develop research to international standards by writing a complete doctoral thesis on a chosen topic.
Understand how to present your research to the scientific panel.
Université Libérale de Paris is the only university that provides doctoral students access to all specialized subjects in English language teaching at the Master’s and Doctoral Levels. Students utilize these specialized materials to expand their knowledge and aid in the research process.
All course materials for specialized courses in English language teaching at the Master (Level 7 EQF) and Doctoral (Level 8 EQF) levels are posted on the learning management system (LMS), and only members of the Université Libérale de Paris’ PhD program have access to these materials.
Students taking the Doctor of Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.D) program have access to the following materials and lectures:
Level 7 – Second Language Learning and Acquisition (20 credits)
Level 7 – Teaching Reading and Writing (20 credits)
Level 7 – Teaching Listening and Speaking (20 credits)
Level 7 – Language Assessment and Testing (20 credits)
Level 8 – Understanding Learning and Learners (20 credits)
Level 8 – Creating A Conducive Learning Environment (20 credits)
Level 8 – Managing and Leading Digital Education (20 credits)
Level 8 – Leadership and Organisation Transformation (20 credits)
Level 8 – Education Research and Methodology (20 credits)
All teaching materials for TESOL courses at the Master (Level 7 EQF) and Doctoral (Level 8 EQF) levels are posted on the learning management system (LMS). They are only accessible to PhD students at Université Libérale de Paris.
The doctoral program at the Université Libérale de Paris is designed with a two-year training period and a doctoral thesis that meets international standards.
When participating in the PhD program in conjunction with the UK qualification system Level 8 Diploma, each PhD student can choose between two training programs: Doctor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Doctor of TESOL) and Specialized Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).
Despite having the same major, the Doctor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.D) and Specialized Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) have many differences. Among the fundamental distinctions are:
Doctor of Philosophy in [specialization]
(TESOL.D or D.TESOL; Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages Doctor or Doctor of TESOL
Doctor of Science
Professional Doctorate (a focus on career applications)
Doctor (highest academic level in professional specializations)
Doctor (highest academic level in English language teaching)
3 – 5 years
2 – 5 years
Learning and research objectives
Creating a new theoretical framework for the industry and field
Developing a new theoretical system and/or implementing practical solutions for English language teaching.
International academic journals on ISI/SCOPUS
If students require, they will be encouraged and guided on a personal route
If students require, they will be encouraged and guided on a personal route
Research courses and Colloquium
Research courses and Colloquium
Level according to the European Qualifications Framework
Candidates who register for the program will be considered by the application department before joining the program, in addition to the entry requirements, to ensure that they understand and benefit from it.
Entry requirements must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Master’s degrees in specific fields from accredited universities.
RQF (UK), EQF (Europe), or equivalent level 7. Level 7 diplomas must be obtained from accredited institutions.
Université Libérale de Paris does not accept degrees from fake universities, Diploma Mills, or recognized universities but from untrustworthy accreditation bodies.
English language requirements:
English at or above CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2.
IELTS 5.5; Speaking and writing must both be 5.5 or higher.
In the lack of an English certification, the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) conducts an internal English test and evaluates each candidate.
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to accept or reject applications based on accrediting agency requirements and Paris-U’s global acceptance criteria.
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a university that is both institutionally and programmatically accredited by Ofqual UK. The dual degree English-taught Doctoral program has the prestige of the Paris-U and London Academy of Sciences accreditation systems.
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is accredited by Ofqual; OTHM is the UK’s national certification and examination organization.
The London Academy of Sciences is a licensed Science Institute and UKRLP (UK Register of Learning Providers) 10087255. It is a Science Institute accredited to participate in the UK government’s skills training system (Skill Funding Agency). Because prestigious organizations strictly accredit the program and degrees, students are confident in their ability to participate in the labor market, study continuously, and easily transfer to prestigious and equivalent educational systems after graduation.
Please see HERE for more information on accreditation and accreditation of the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U).
Please see HERE for more information on the London Academy of Sciences’ accreditation, recognition, and programs.
The Doctorate of Education in English Language Teaching (TESOL.D) is a two-year program. Students graduate with:
The Level 8 Diploma in Education and Innovation Pedagogy from the London Academy of Sciences
In the United Kingdom, Level 8 is equivalent to:
Level UK (RQF)
Level 8 diploma
Level in Scotland (SCQF)
Doctoral Degrees Professional Development Awards
The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK (FHEQ)
Doctorate, for example, Doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level in Europe (EQF)
Doctorate, for example Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil) Level 8 diploma
Level in Australia (AQF)
Level in Africa (ACQF)
Level ASEAN (ARQF)
Doctoral Degree Level 8 Diploma
Level based on Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF)
Doctorate of Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.D) from Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U)
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Doctorate in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages is equivalent to The Level 8 Diploma of the EQF European Qualification Framework and is assessed using the Paris-U accreditation system.
The highest degree in English language teaching is a PhD in English Language Teaching. Ph.D. students can pursue a career as a specialist or research specialist by combining a UK Level Diploma and a Ph.D. in English Teaching from the Université Libérale de Paris theory and practice, become a faculty member, or advance to senior positions in industry and field.
If students want to conduct in-depth international research, publish more international articles on the ISI/SCOPUS system, and so on, they can enroll in PostDoc programs tailored to their research interests.
Graduate students can also publish books, studies developed during their studies, or research that comes up during their studies.
Students are full-time Université Libérale de Paris students (Paris-U).
Students pursue the original program as full-time students at Université Libérale de Paris in France (Paris-U).
The program is entirely taught in English. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not adopt the education system for French-taught programs in France.
Degrees awarded by Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) are classified as private university degrees. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) degrees are not part of the public education system, not owned by the French government, and are not part of the France-based higher education system.
Fees and scholarship policies (if applicable) are subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) and its partners make no assurances that students who enrol will graduate and receive a degree. Only if the student fully meets and fulfils the academic, financial, disciplinary, and other requirements does the Université Libérale de Paris award degrees and recognize academic results.
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to refuse admission, refuse support, cancel student status, and not reimburse tuition and fees in the case of a commit of violations, absenteeism, or voluntary refusal to continue the program.
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) cannot guarantee that a degree will be accepted by a third party. The receiving organisation subjectivity determines whether or not to accept.
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee that students will receive a salary increase, promotion, or be accepted into new positions or jobs after graduation.
Despite regulations governing cross-recognition and qualifications equivalence, each country, organization, and unit has their own right to receive and recognize degrees. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee automatic degree recognition when using degrees, certificates, transcripts, and other documents from the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) and partner schools. Similarly, Université Libérale de Paris does not guarantee or support the process of recognizing equivalent qualifications (if any).
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) makes no guarantees or commitments that students will be able to reside, work abroad, obtain a work permit, a teaching license, or a specialist license in France, Europe, or any other country.
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers extreme assistance, but cannot guarantee students 100% of a short-term study visa (in case of full-time study) or European visa (to attend the graduation ceremony in France and/or Europe) if it does not meet the requirements of the host country and the appropriate authorities in granting and approving the right to exit, move, and migrate.
Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students.
Original Application Fees
Original Tuition Fees
Université Libérale de Paris
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that is different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which fall under the French Public Higher Education sector.