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BA (Hons)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & a 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
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  • 1st
    in the North West for Student Satisfaction
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  • 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.

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 have thoroughly enjoyed multiple aspects of my first year, which has absolutely flown by. I have found all of my lessons to be highly enjoyable. This is largely owed to the enthusiasm and support of my lecturers.
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Mike Owen
BA(Hons) TESOL with Japanese
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Academic expertise

Dr Nicola Halenko
Senior Lecturer
Jane Cleary
Senior Lecturer
Dr Josie Leonard
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
Neil Walker
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
Laura Walker
Lecturer in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Karen Smith
Senior Lecturer
Melanie Carson
Lecturer in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Patrycja Golebiewska
Lecturer in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Elena Anna Maria Gandini
Lecturer ESOL/EFL


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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page