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Coventry University

English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

UCAS Code: QX31

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Applicants without A2 English require GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 6 / B.

the Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language at grade 6 /B.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. Coventry University recognise the new grade 4 as equivalent to grade C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

112

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

English studies

Teaching english as a foreign language

Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) gives you the opportunity to travel the world. A degree in English Language and TEFL can take you into a wide array of different contexts, from teaching air-traffic controllers in Madrid, to advertising executives in Rio de Janeiro, or university students in China.There are opportunities for working with charities and NGOs in the developing parts of the world, and there are also opportunities in the UK, as more and more people come from around the world to study, work and live here. Successful completion of this course enables you to qualify as an instructor of English while studying for a degree in English Language. As a trained specialist, you could travel the globe and experience new cultures, while helping people to learn the English language and skills for effective communication.Coventry is an authorised Cambridge University English Language Assessment Centre, which enables the opportunity to gain the professional and internationally recognised Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), in addition to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) degree accreditation.**Year One**During the first year, we examine the theories of learning and second language acquisition (SLA). We focus on learners and their contexts; the reasons people have for learning English and the needs and expectations they bring to the classroom. Well consider the roles of teachers, leading into the study of classroom management and standard teaching techniques. You will analyse how the learning of the language systems of grammar, lexis and phonology is integrated into the development of learners skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Youll be introduced to the fundamentals of language and linguistics, along with other English students. This should give you insights into how language works and how people use language when speaking and writing across a wide range of contexts, so that the messages they want to get across have the intended impact.**Year Two**In your second year, youll continue to develop your teaching skills through weekly practice sessions teaching learners of English who attend specially arranged classes at the University. Youll be taught about adapting published teaching materials to better suit the needs of the learners you are teaching, as well as designing your own materials starting from written and spoken texts available through a range of media. Youll have the chance to deepen your knowledge of learning strategies by studying, analysing and reporting on the way people use the English language in real-life situations. For example, one of your TEFL assignments in Year Two is a case study of an individual learner of English. Youll collect samples of speech and writing and analyse their strengths and weaknesses in order to create a study plan to help your learner continue developing proficiency in English.**Optional Placement Year**After your second year, you can choose to insert a sandwich year into your degree. This can take the form of a work placement, either abroad or in the UK, or a study placement abroad. Past students have worked as English teachers at partner universities in China and Spain, at a language school in northern Peru, and even for ING Banking Group here in the UK.**Final Year**In the third year, your studies culminate in a dissertation or professional portfolio through which you pursue and research an idea or issue that fires up your own interests. Past students have chosen exciting topics like the use of WhatsApp (and other apps) for teaching English or the influence of teacher motivation on the learners motivation.

Tuition fees

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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:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Humanities

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 studies

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 studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

93%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Teaching english as a foreign language

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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 (non-specific)

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

Teacher training

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.

97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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