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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

29

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

English studies

Teaching english as a foreign language

Not only will successful completion of the course give you a dual qualification that will allow you to apply for positions overseas or in the UK as an English language teacher, but you should also receive a thorough grounding in English language and linguistics, developing your critical thinking, analytical, written and spoken communication skills, which are vital in almost any career. Depending on the optional modules you choose, you can specialise in teaching English for academic purposes (EAP) or teaching young learners, at primary and secondary school level. You will also learn about ‘online’ language teaching and have opportunities to practise using a range of applications that enable this.

You’ll be taught by staff with many years of experience in the field of language teaching and teacher training, who themselves have taught in Spain, Greece, Poland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Russia – and more – and the UK.

There are opportunities throughout your study to gain authentic experience of teaching learners of English. A large component of the assessment in Year Two is centred on teaching practice with learners attending specially arranged classes at the University. Also in Year Two you will have the chance to try teaching online, and in Year Three you have the opportunity to teach EAP – English for academic purposes – to international students studying at CU. You can also apply for a year’s work placement for an optional enhancement year, which has led previous students to work as English teachers with the British Council in Spain and France or at partner universities in China, for example.

Key course benefits;

- A wide range of optional modules to choose from.Option to volunteer in schools to gain experience as a teaching assistant.

- Become part of the Student’s Union Source Media team contributing to its radio, TV and news platforms.

- Join the student-run English and Languages Society or the Literary Society, which organise discussions, readings, and social events.You have the opportunity to enhance your critical thinking and judgment, developing the communication skills employers are looking for.

- A modern Languages Centre with classrooms specially designed for language teaching and learning, with language labs equipped with the latest language learning software.

- Participate in fieldtrips such as our visit to the Language Show Live in London each October – Europe’s biggest exhibition for language education and language service providers.

- Significant links with a wide variety of employers such as secondary schools, magazines, newspapers and local charities, many of whom offer professional experience opportunities.

- The opportunity to gain an internationally recognised Cambridge teaching qualification, Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT).

- Taught by active researchers, who regularly publish research into language teaching and learning, with expertise in teaching and learning materials design and the use of social media for language learning and practice.

- You can apply for a work placement, which has led previous students to experiences such as English subject mentors at Cardinal Newman School and Grace Academy in Coventry, a marketing and events social media and newsletter editor at the Coventry Irish Society, an editorial intern at Grazia Magazine, a freelance journalist at Coventry News and Sport, or English teachers at partner universities in Spain and China.

Tuition fees

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

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.

84%
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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
95%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

Education and teaching

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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
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Average annual salary
96%
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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.

100%
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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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