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Nottingham Trent University

French and TESOL (4 years)

UCAS Code: RX11

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

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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

French language

Teaching english as a foreign language

NTU's FRENCH course is offered as a post A-level subject.You'll study the French language, country, politics and culture through a selection of lively options, including modules which will explore cinema and literature. NTU's TESOL course is ideal for anyone who is interested in teaching English to foreign learners. By combining TESOL with French you'll be able to explore more career options based in either the UK or abroad. Our Modern Languages and Linguistics courses are ranked Top 20 in the Guardian University League Tables 2020.

French at NTU has been created to ensure a quick learning progress of the French language and an in-depth understanding of the societies and cultures in which it is spoken. 94% of students would recommend the course, placing it in the UK's Top 10 for student satisfaction (NSS 2018). It is offered as a post A-level subject for students who have already achieved A-level French at grade C or above. You’ll also have the exciting option to either work or study in France during your third year. This course will help you to gain impressive communication skills within a modern language, whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. You'll quickly enhance your language skills through the use of French language classes which will explore culture, literature, society and politics and you’ll be taught with the latest teaching methods and CALL technologies. To help improve your career prospects, you'll be able to take a final year module that will develop your translation and interpretation skills.

TESOL at NTU will open up many new and varied career prospects both nationally and internationally. You'll learn how to plan and deliver English Language lessons to a range of people. You'll be given opportunities on a regular basis to practice teaching in the classroom and gain an insight into English language and linguistics, which will help you to discover modern methods of how to teach the English language. You'll also have the chance to take the Teaching Knowledge Test and the Cambridge CELTA qualification, which are globally recognised qualifications for English Language teachers.

This joint honours course will develop your verbal and written communication within the modern language of French, which can place you at an advantage within the job market. You'll develop skills such as independence, motivation and the ability to take an initiative. TESOL will allow you to teach English internationally whilst helping you to plan and deliver lessons effectively to a range of abilities. You'll gain an insight into the features of the English language and a background of linguistics. You'll have the opportunity to take the Teaching Knowledge Test, which is a globally recognised qualification for English Language Teachers. This qualification will give you a competitive edge to find employment either in the UK or abroad. Many of our undergraduates from this course have decided to teach English nationally and internationally and are teaching from private language schools to teaching refugees and asylum seekers in many UK colleges. Other students are teaching English and French internationally or working for blue chip companies. Some students have gone on to study at Masters level in TESOL, English Language Teaching or Applied Linguistics.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Introduction to French Politics, Society and Culture • Film, Novel and Social Transformation in France (1950-1980) • Le Cas 68 • Languages at Work • Practical Training in the Teaching of Languages • Theory and Practice of Language Learning for TESOL.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and 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.

80%
med
French language
87%
high
Teaching english as a foreign 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.

French studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

76%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

91%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

French 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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from French courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. About one in five working graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — often as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. Those who want to stay at home to work find jobs in education, and anywhere where good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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.

£22,467
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

92%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
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.

French language

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

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

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.

Teaching english as a foreign language

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

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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