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Anglia Ruskin University

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

UCAS Code: XQ13

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

English language

This course was previously known as English Language and English Language Teaching.

This course will give you the skills and qualifications to meet the UK Government's teacher-training requirement, and work in further, adult and community education in England and Wales. You’ll have the opportunity to take the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, accepted world-wide by employers of English language teachers.
Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of a bridge language for many cultures all over the world, and help others learn it too?

Many employers now require a high proficiency in English, meaning English language teachers are in more demand than ever, both in the UK and overseas.

This course will help you explore the nature and mechanics of the English language. You’ll be introduced to many issues in applied linguistics and language studies, like semantics, phonetics and phonology, and learn to apply them to a range of contexts.

You can choose to study the entire syllabus for the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) - both methodology and teaching practice modules. In these components, which must be completed in one year, you’ll take part in supervised lesson planning, observation and assessed teaching practice, with feedback from experienced CELTA tutors.

On our other modules, you’ll follow the evolution of the English Language and its teaching through to the modern day, and learn to collect and analyse the 'real' language you hear in everyday life.

You’ll have the choice of investigating areas such as newspaper and advertising language, or political rhetoric, and you’ll even get the chance to study a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.

Finally, your major project will allow you to research the topic of your choice under the supervision of an expert English language tutor.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Revealing English Structure: The Phrase
Semantics and Pragmatics
Language and Data
Intercultural Awareness
Revealing English Structure: The Sentence
Introduction to the Sounds of English
Language and Society
The Nature of Language

Year two, core modules

Teaching Practice
TESOL - The Language System
English Phonetics and Phonology
TESOL - Language Skills
Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL

Year two, optional modules

Regional Varieties of British English
Stylistics
Language and Gender

Year three, core modules

Major Project
Language Acquisition: Topics and Issues
Methods and Developments in TEFL

Year three, optional modules

Global English
Empirical Linguistics
Philosophies of Language and the Body
Narrative in Global Cinema
Race, Racism and Cultural Identity
Working in English and Media
Special Topic in Linguistics
Languages in Contrast
Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility
Contemporary Fiction
Writing for Work

Optional modules available in levels 5 and 6

Anglia Language Programme (including Business English)

Assessment methods

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of assessment, such as unseen examinations, in-class assessments, essays, portfolios, and assessed presentations. Most of our modules include a practical element, as well as other opportunities to show your learning, like non-assessed discussions and presentations, language laboratory work or class exercises.

If you take the CELTA component, your teaching practice assessment will be based on classroom-related written assignments and the continuous assessment of your lesson plans and teaching.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Humanities and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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