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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Modern Languages BA (Hons)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Modern Languages BA (Hons)

School of Languages and Global Studies

UCAS Code

Various
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Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Foundation Entry Route

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study this degree.

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years or four years including year abroad

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    Various - more information; Short form: BA/TESML

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

Whether you are a beginner or you have an A Level in your chosen language, you'll find the combination of a foreign language and teaching English a stimulating and career-enhancing degree option. You'll also gain classroom teaching experience and have the opportunity to achieve an academic and internationally recognised professional qualification. The course develops confidence, organisational, analytical and people skills along with cultural awareness and aims to consolidate and strengthen your existing knowledge of grammar and expression.

Entry Requirements 2016/17

TESOL and Arabic
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

TESOL and Chinese
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

TESOL and French

Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2 including French,General Studies accepted 
BTEC : Distinction Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit plus A2 French

TESOL and German
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2 including German,General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit plus A2 German

TESOL and Italian SUSPENDED FOR 2016 ENTRY
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2,General Studies accepted
BTEC :
Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

TESOL and Japanese
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

TESOL and Korean
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC :
Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

TESOL and Russian SUSPENDED FOR 2016 ENTRY
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

TESOL and Spanish
Grade B in English Language or IELTS 7.0 and 280 - 320 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit, and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

Entry Requirements 2017/18

TESOL and Arabic

112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma
: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Access HE with 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate 28P
GCSE 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

TESOL and Chinese

112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Access HE with 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate 28P
GCSE 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

TESOL and French

A2 French.
112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*.
Access HE 112 UCAS pts. 
International Baccalaureate 28P. 
GCSEs 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

TESOL and German

A2 German
112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*.
Access HE 112 UCAS pts.
International Baccalaureate 28P.
GCSEs 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

TESOL and Japanese


112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma
: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Access HE with 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate 28P
GCSE 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

TESOL and Korean

112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Access HE with 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate 28P
GCSE 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

TESOL and Spanish

112-128 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Access HE with 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate 28P
GCSE 4 at C including Maths or equivalent & GCSE English at B or IELTS grade 7 with no score lower than 6.5 & GCSE Foreign language at C (or good statement).

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • Modern foreign language study
  • Teaching methodology
  • English language system
  • Peer teaching
  • Class observations

Start the optional professional route: Trinity Cert TESOL

Year 2

  • Modern foreign language study
  • Teaching methodology
  • English language system
  • Teaching Practice
  • Specialist option modules available

Complete the optional professional route: Trinity Cert TESOL before going abroad.

Year 3/4

  • Modern foreign language study
  • Teaching methodology
  • Teaching Practice
  • Specialist option modules available
  • Dissertation

Further Information

You'll develop fluency in your chosen language and gain a thorough understanding of the wider social, cultural and political context of the regions where the language is spoken. Your skills and knowledge are complemented in TESOL with the analysis of English language, further work on oral and written communication and study of theories, approaches and methodologies related to teaching and learning English. 

The languages available and their entry routes are as follows:

  • Arabic (ab-initio route only); 
  • Chinese (ab-initio route only); 
  • French (post A level only); 
  • German (post A level only); 
  • Italian (ab-initio route only); WITHDRAWN FOR 2017 ENTRY
  • Japanese (ab-initio or post A level route); 
  • Korean (ab initio); 
  • Russian* (ab-initio route only); 
  • Spanish (ab-initio or post A level route)

* Available from September 2017

Within the compulsory modules which increase in breadth and depth over 3 years you will cover:

TESOL:

  • Methods and Approaches to Language Teaching
  • Teaching Practice (based on-campus)
  • Teaching Skills and Techniques;
  • Language Learning Theories
  • Language Awareness and Analysis for Teaching Purposes
  • Course Design and Implementation
  • Applying for jobs, interview techniques, and managing your career

Main Language:

Core language modules to improve the 4 key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in the language; grammar and vocabulary Culture, history and the socio-political background; Literature, Cinema, Translation or business-related modules.

A year abroad in the country of your main language (joint and major students only) is encouraged. This is usually spent studying at a partner institution, on a work placement or working as a teaching assistant.

You can also choose one other language as an option via the electives programme (available in 2012 - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian*, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian*, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu).

You will have the opportunity of studying for the internationally recognised and respected Trinity CertTESOL. Read more about it. Students taking this optional professional-accredited route are qualified to teach at the end of Year 2!

The blend of teaching practice, academic study, language learning and the opportunity to gain the Trinity CertTESOL provides a rich experience, as well as a cost-efficient and highly marketable CV. If you already hold a Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent, but not a degree, or if you have lived in the country of your target language, you may be exempted from some of the modules. Please contact us for further advice.

*from September 2017


 

I found my degree both interesting and challenging which meant that, even though I had to spend a lot of my time at the university library, I actually enjoyed it. As it turned out, trying my hardest paid off as I was awarded a first class degree and received a scholarship which allows me to continue my studies and actually contribute to the world of TESOL.

Patrycja Golebiewska

 


The course team includes researchers and practitioners with experience and expertise in teaching in the UK and internationally:

Jane Cleary BA (Hons), MA, DTEFLA, FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the BA(Hons) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programme. Jane has worked in Hungary, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain and the UK.

Nicola Halenko BA (Hons), CELTA, PGCE, NQF Level 4 ESOL, MA, FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL and ELT. She has previously worked in Japan, Austria and Germany.

Josephine Leonard MA,PGDip, FHEA is a Lecturer in ELT. She is mainly involved in BA TESOL modules and is Course Leader for the International Foundation Programme.

Daniel Waller is a Senior Lecturer in ELT, Testing and TESOL. Daniel has been involved in ELT since 1993 and taught for nine years in Turkey.

Dr Tania Horák BA (Hons), MA, PhD, HEA Fellow) is a Lecturer in EAP/Study skills and TESOL. She has previously taught English as a Foreign Language in Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Bangladesh and also Lithuania.

Josie Leonard BSc (Hons), PGDip TEFL, MA, FHEA) is an Associate Lecturer in TESOL and also teaches on the International Business Communication course. Josie has worked in different countries including Portugal, Turkey, Germany, Cyprus and Morocco, as well as the UK.

Subject TESOL- winners of ‘Best Course Team at UCLan’ 2014

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

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Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

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Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Professional Accreditation

The award includes the internationally recognised certificate in teaching (Trinity Cert TESOL) awarded by Trinity College London- professional degree route.

The course is accredited by Trinity College and if you gain the Trinity Cert TESOL at the end of Year 2, you are already an initially qualified teacher and can apply for jobs during the vacations, on your year abroad and when you graduate.

We offer the following two optional professional qualifications within the course: 
Trinity Cert TESOL 
TKT 
TKT Young Learners

Learning Environment and Assessment

Features of your course environment includes: teaching practice with genuine language learners from all over the world. A research active environment with direct relevance and impact. Rosetta Stone language learning courses complement studies and a year abroad.

The course includes a variety of assessment developing the knowledge and skills required to compete in the workplace: essays; portfolios; teaching journals; observing experienced and qualified practitioners at work; timed tests; live teaching practice; presentations; case studies; material and language test development.

Facilities include: Worldwise Learning Centre with international TV channels and open plan self-study areas; modern classrooms and language learning resources Digital Conference; and Interpreting and Translation Suites.

Opportunities

Graduates of the course have followed careers in teaching, education management, publishing, the civil service, translating and interpreting while others have followed further postgraduate studies. Many of our graduates are now working abroad.

You can choose to spend your period abroad on a work or study placement or as an English language assistant. Additionally, our Worldwise Learning Centre offers five-day work experience placements and short-term internships for graduates and final year students.

You may be interested to progress onto the following Masters programmes: MA TESOL with Applied Linguistics and MA Interpreting and Translation.

We also offer a number of places to students who wish to pursue research degrees (MA by Research/MPhil/PhD). For more information, please visit Research.

Unitstats data & ucas codes

The key information statistics for the various pathways on the BA (Hons) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Modern Languages course are listed below. These will open in a new browser window.

TESOL and Arabic - X1T6, Short form: BA/TanA
TESOL and Chinese - X1T1, Short form: BA/TanC
TESOL and French - X1R1, Short form: BA/TanF
TESOL and German - X1R2, Short form: BA/TanG
TESOL and Italian - X1R3, Short form: BA/TanI
TESOL and Japanese - X1T2, Short form: BA/TanJ
TESOL and Korean - X1T4, Short form: BA/TaK
TESOL and Russian - X1R7, Short form: BA/TanR
TESOL and Spanish - X1R4, Short form: BA/TanS