BA (Hons)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Modern Language

3 Years
September 2024
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Prepare to work globally and digitally with our hands-on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a Modern Language degree with professional qualification opportunities.

Why study with us

  • 3rd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Linguistics)
  • 3rd
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Teacher Training) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • An opportunity to qualify as a Trinity CertTESOL teacher by the end of Year 2 at no additional cost.
  • Our course team includes researchers and practitioners with experience and expertise in teaching in the UK and internationally.
  • Spend an optional period abroad in Year 3 to develop your language skills, cultural awareness and network. You’ll study at a university, do a work placement or work as a teaching assistant on your period abroad.

What you'll do

  • Interactive workshops and live observations of real English language classes focussing on theories and practice.
  • Practical, work-based experience from Year 1 to develop your employability profile.
  • You’ll be taught by highly qualified, research active academics in state-of-the-art facilities, with a resource centre for language learning and teacher development.
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The modules you'll study will depend on the pathway you choose. You'll study compulsory modules related to TESOL. You'll then have compulsory modules from your chosen language pathway (Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish). Depending on your pathway you may be able to choose optional modules to make up your course.

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Hear from our students

I’m currently working as a language assistant in a school in the region of Murcia in Spain on my period abroad. Teaching the kids English is amazing! I would recommend this to anyone!
Olivia Gledhill Spain 2023_24
Olivia Gledhill
BA(Hons) TESOL with Spanish

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Academic expertise

Dr Nicola Halenko
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
School of Psychology and Humanities

Nicola is one of our course leaders for the BA TESOL with Modern Languages degree programme. She teaches on the BA and MA TESOL programmes. She also supervises postgraduate and doctorate research projects related to second language teaching and learning. Prior to moving into teac…

Dr Josie Leonard
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
School of Psychology and Humanities

Josie is the Course Leader for our MA TESOL course and teaches on our MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics and BA TESOL courses. She has worked here since 2012 as part of the TESOL team and enjoys teaching and training teachers from different contexts. She completed her Doctorate in Ed…


  • This course is accredited by Trinity College London and enables you to gain the internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL certificate, which qualifies you to teach English to speakers of other languages, opening up exciting career opportunities all over the world.

Future careers

Your BA (Hons) TESOL with a Modern Language degree gives you opportunities all over the world and online.

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in teaching (UK or overseas), education management, publishing, the civil service, translation and interpreting. Many of our graduates are now working overseas.

If you choose a career elsewhere, you will have acquired many transferable skills which will be highly valued.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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