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Sheffield Hallam University

Languages with TESOL (French)

UCAS Code: R8X1

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE •English language or literature at grade C or 4 •Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in French or an AS level at grade C in French. For example: BBC at A Level including an A level in French A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in French or AS level grade C in French.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Modern languages

Teaching english as a foreign language

Course summary
•Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of teaching and foreign language acquisition.
•Learn two languages and give yourself a head-start in the teaching sector.
•Study and work abroad and gain hands-on experience of the education environment.
•Gain understanding of the language, culture and economic context of your two target countries.

This degree enables you to become proficient in the French language and to gain excellent understanding of the French culture, society and economic context. You will study a second foreign language, with German and Spanish offered from any starting point and Italian from beginner's level.

Modules on the degree will focus on areas such as linguistics, second language acquisition, classroom management strategies and teaching techniques. You will have ample opportunity to work alongside foreign speakers of English, including through teaching practice.

You learn through
•seminars
•problem solving exercises
•teaching practice
•individual and group presentations
•directed learning activities

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Your unique, compulsory time abroad is invaluable in terms of developing your employability and it will become a key differentiator when the time comes to apply for graduate positions. Through your study semester and teaching placement year overseas, you will be able to develop a global professional skills set, gain fluency in your foreign languages and as a result, become a highly employable individual.

Additional qualifications

If you are interested in teaching and want to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will be given the opportunity to opt-in on either the BA (Honours) Modern Foreign Languages with TESOL and QTS or the BA (Honours) Languages with TESOL and QTS, in the second or third year respectively. Admissions on opt-in courses will be subject to the standard QTS entry requirements, including literacy and numeracy tests, DBS checks and individual interviews.

Modules

**Year one modules** • language 1 • language 2 • contemporary and professional studies 1 • foundation studies in TESOL • exploring second language learning

**Year two modules** • language 1 • language 2 • contemporary and professional studies 2 • cross-cultural awareness 2 • TESOL classroom teaching and reflection • TESOL abroad
You study for one semester in a foreign university in the country of one of your chosen languages.

**Year three** • teaching placement abroad in the country of your stronger language

**Year four modules** • language 1 • language 2 • contemporary and professional studies 3 • global issues in contemporary society • placement and language research project

Assessment methods

• Presentations
• Essays
• Group work
• Teaching observations

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

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.

76%
med
Modern languages
80%
med
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.

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
3%
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.

Others in language and area 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
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have 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
98%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Legal associate professionals
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.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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.

£20k

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£23k

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£25k

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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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