(BA Hons) TESOL & Linguistics

Overview

This course allows you to study TESOL & Linguistics as a single honours degree, giving you an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Have you ever considered how English is used globally? Do you have a particular interest in how languages are learned and taught? If so, our exciting new BA in TESOL & Linguistics (teaching English to speakers of other languages) could be the ideal course for you.

Key Facts
Award: BA (Hons)
UCAS Code: X162
Academic School: School of Teacher Development
Duration: 3 years
Mode of Study: Full-time
Start Date: September
Awarding Institution: Bishop Grosseteste University
Institution Code: B38
Entry Requirements

You will normally need 96 -112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications). We welcome a range of qualifications that meet this requirement, such as A/AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project etc. However this list is not exhaustive – please click here for details of all qualifications in the UCAS tariff. You will also need a GCSE in English at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Further Information

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Certificate in TESOL

Please click here to express your interest in our new Certificate in TESOL (subject to validation).

About The Course

This course will provide you with academic knowledge, practical skills and professional experience in preparation for a future in English language teaching and further study in the field of linguistics. It will provide the tools and resources for you to reflect upon your professional practice and conduct your own research. It is ideal for students from all academic backgrounds as there are no subject-specific entry requirements, other than GCSE English.

Apply now for September 2019 entry with:

  • Free flights to Thailand for an international study trip*
  • Free internationally-recognised ESOL teaching qualification (worth £1350)**
  • Guaranteed interview at BGU for a Primary PGCE or Secondary English PGCE
  • Free place on our pre-teaching course***

The course is designed for aspiring teachers or individuals who wish to pursue a career in working with learners of English as an additional, second or foreign language. We will work with you to enhance and develop your understanding of the different approaches to studying languages. You will consider how languages are learnt, used and taught in multicultural communities across the globalized world.

You will study the history, structure and use of English in different social and cultural settings and will familiarise yourself with how English is taught in a variety of contexts. During the course, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of professional competence and of the theoretical implications of the practice of English Language Teaching. With an emphasis on the integration of practice and theory, you will be acquainted with approaches to and techniques of teaching the English language to speakers of other languages and develop a range of practical skills.

The course delivers best practice in teaching and learning while opening opportunities for overseas work and travel. If you study with us, you can bridge the gap between your current qualifications and the knowledge and skills required for teaching English in international or independent UK settings. It is also ideal for a future career in teaching and provides excellent preparation for gaining a place on QTS courses, including a PGCE in primary or secondary English.

*Or alternative Asian destination. Optional trip. Offer subject to successfully passing all modules at time of booking. No cash equivalent
**Included within Year 2 modules. Equivalent price for full time course delivered at BGU
***Includes PGCE application/ interview preparation and guaranteed PGCE Primary or Secondary English interview
Delivery

There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity.

You will be taught in a variety of ways, from lectures, tutorials and seminars, to practical workshops, coursework, work-based placements or even laboratory classes. Small group seminars and workshops will provide you with an opportunity to review issues raised in lectures, and you will be expected to carry out independent study.

Placements are a key part of degree study at BGU. They provide an enriching learning experience for you to apply the skills and knowledge you will gain from your course and, in doing so, give valuable real-world experience to boost your career.

Assessment

We recognise that individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, so we use a variety of assessment strategies on our courses.

Assessment in TESOL & Linguistics is an integral part of your learning here at BGU and takes a variety of forms. Students will generally be assessed through a wide range of methods such as assessed presentations, written assignments, online discussion and ICT based tasks, teaching practice and portfolios of work. A research project in the form of the final dissertation in the third year of the course will encourage students to become research informed English language teachers who have the ability to make knowledgeable judgements about their own practice.

Careers & Further Study

BGU boasts extremely high employability ratings and employability for students within the School of Teacher Development is particularly high. Our BA TESOL and the Linguistics course will provide you with a solid foundation in Linguistics and TESOL. On successful completion, you will be able to apply your knowledge of the latest theory, policy and practice of international English language education to a variety of global professions. With your degree you can continue your professional development in English language teaching, education, speech and language therapy, media, publishing, both in international and UK contexts. You will also have the opportunity to pursue further studies within a field of linguistics. Linguistic graduates are well equipped to undertake careers ranging from marketing and publishing to speech and language therapy. Alongside the BA, for students who wish to progress towards achieving QTS, opportunities exist to complete our pre-teaching course which can assist you in gaining a place on one of our PGCE courses.

Year 1 Modules
When and where did English language begin to sound like an English we can recognise? When did it begin to have the form we know? Where did it all begin? The answers to these questions will be given during this module. It will engage you with the phenomenon of language change and will inform you about the history of the English Language, tracing its development from its beginnings as part of the Indo-European family of languages through to its various changes through Old, Middle and Modern English and you will examine the processes through which a standard (English) evolved.
Have you ever tried to learn a new language? Have you ever wondered how people learn more than one language? If you are thinking of doing some language teaching as a career, then it would be useful to have an understanding of the processes that language learners go through. Through studying this module, you will develop an understanding of current views on the processes of second/foreign language use and language learning. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of language learning, and you will examine the different language acquisition theories.
This module will give you a better understanding of what is involved in studying linguistics, helping you to develop the linguistic skills and knowledge that you need for your future career in teaching. This is a foundation module for your studies in TESOL and Linguistics.
This module introduces the fundamentals of language learning, showing how classroom practice is shaped by theoretical considerations with a focus on the general cognitive and psychological mechanisms in the language acquisition process. The different language acquisition theories will be examined and critically assessed in the light of empirical evidence.
Year 2 Modules
In this module you will have the opportunity to analyse and evaluate distinctive styles of language in different situations, spoken, written or digital. You will also explore how factors such as communicative intention, politeness and indirectness affect our use of language. You will explore how power is conveyed through language and look at the methods used to collect and study discourse data.
During this module you will gain first hand experience of English language teaching in practice. It will help you design your lessons, prepare your materials and activities and reflect on them. You will have the opportunity to work with other students to design activities and whole lessons.
This module will help you to use your theoretical knowledge of linguistic form (phonological, lexical and syntactic), function and meaning in standard English and teach it to learners. You will have the opportunity to explore one-to-one teaching and teaching methodologies and activities appropriate for beginner learners of a language.
Research Skills will be a core module intended to provide you with the tools that you need to do your own research in teaching, linguistics and education. You will get familiar with qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research designs to become an increasingly informed and productive research scholar.
This module explores different aspects of the relationship between language and society, focusing on themes that traditionally come under the label ‘Sociolinguistics’. In particular, the concept of ‘variation’ will be the focus of attention; the relationship between sociological characteristics (e.g. age, gender, educational level, social class), variation and change will be the main themes underlying the module.
This module will guide you through the basic methodologies of teaching English as a second or foreign language. Emphasis will be placed on the current principles, approaches and methods and their relationship to theories of general and language learning. This module will introduce you to the practice of teaching English as a foreign language.
Year 3 Modules
This module intends to bring together the knowledge you will have acquired during your studies. You will demonstrate your ability to design, conduct and report the results of a research project in an area of TESOL and/or Linguistics. You will work independently, under the guidance of a supervisor, drawing upon the skills acquired during the research skills module and write a dissertation on any topic related to the modules you attended during your three years of study.
In this module you will use your creative skills and imagination to examine innovative ways in the teaching of foreign languages. You will have the opportunity to explore how to use technology, augmented and virtual reality and games as tools in language teaching.
This is a key module if you aspire to teach English in the primary, secondary, further, higher education or the professional sectors. It aims to familiarise you with concepts such as English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) , English for Business Purposes (EBP) and with the finer details of the National Curriculum for English Language to foster an awareness of the skills and knowledge that will be required to teach English in the compulsory education sector.
This module will give you the opportunity to evaluate and design materials for language teaching use. You will develop a practical understanding of the role, principles and procedures of the design, implementation and evaluation of language teaching materials.
This module will introduce you to the basic principles of how teachers construct and present language tests. You will look at the the different purposes of tests and you will critically evaluate testing techniques that are in use in modern language teaching. You will also explore the factors that make tests valid and reliable.
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