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English Language with TESOL BA (Hons)

English Language with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a stimulating, thought-provoking course designed to make you think about how language functions in the world today.

Overview

Reasons to study English Language with TESOL BA (Hons) degree at DMU:

  • Develop specialist skills 
    in communication and presentation, in order to become an effective teacher, and have the opportunity to investigate the theoretical and conceptual issues involved in teaching written and spoken language
  • Employment opportunities
    in both the UK and abroad, with the transferable skills gained on this degree providing career opportunities interacting with, influencing and inspiring others
  • Showcasing opportunity 
    by putting your theoretical knowledge into practice with our final-year placement module
  • Gain life experience by practising your language skills and networking 
    in a different culture, with the opportunity to study abroad between years two and three
  • Specialist teaching 
    by experienced practitioners; ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice
  • International opportunity
    to enhance your global outlook even further with a meaningful experience through #DMUglobal.

English Language with TESOL at DMU allows you to combine the study of English Language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The course is designed to enable you to develop your own ability to teach English to non-native speakers whilst enabling you to think about how language in general and English in particular functions in the world today.   

You will develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills, which will help you become a highly-skilled communicator. In the final year you will have the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice with our work placement module.

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More courses like this:

English Language with Languages BA (Hons)
English Language (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)
English with Languages BA (Hons)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: Q31T

Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time.

Fees and funding: For 2018/19 tuition full-time fees will be £9,250.

Find out more about course tuition fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Duration: Three years full-time

Fees and funding 2017/18: £12,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal or direct application form.

Entry criteria

Typical entry requirements 

  • 104 points from at least 2 A‘levels including grade C or above in English Language or English Literature
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM including grade C or above in A Level English Language or English Literature or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points

GCSEs - Five GCSEs grades A* - C  (9-4) including English Language or Literature at grade C/4 or above.

Access - Pass Access with 30 level 3 credits at Merit in English Language or Literature and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C/4 or above.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C/4 or above (if required as part of our standard requirement).

Interview required: No

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 5.5 in each band or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

First year

  • Words in Action: an introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
  • Evolving Language: An Introduction to the Histories of Language
  • Foundations in English Language Teaching for International Learners

Optional modules

  • Modern Foreign Language 1 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)
  • Exploring Creative Writing
  • Introduction to English and Adaptation

Second year

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Structure and Meaning in Language

  • Varieties of English Language Teaching for International Learners

Optional modules

  • Language in Context
  • Writing Place
  • Text Technologies

Third year

  • English Language Dissertation
  • English Language for Specific and Professional Purposes

Optional modules

  • English Language in the Workplace (Placement Module)
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language, Mind and Culture
  • Powerful Language: An Introduction To Rhetoric
  • Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
  • Textual Studies using Computers
  • Professional Writing Skills

 

Overview

This degree will make you aware of the full resources of language, and help you learn to use them to the full, in any situation. From the beginning of your course, you will be developing a knowledge of how language functions, and increasing your own skills of analysis and self-expression, while your TESOL work will focus on the acquisition of key skills and knowledge of teaching in general, and the teaching of English to non-native speakers in particular.

Later years offer a range of courses blending theoretical and applied knowledge and skills, a final year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics, the mechanics of meaning, psycholinguistics and psychotherapy. This degree is centred on language and communication, and the acquisition of tools and theories that will help you, and other people, communicate more effectively.

Contact hours
Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions and will undertake at least 25 further hours of independent study each week.

 

Facilities and features

Facilities

The Clephan Building is home to DMU’s humanities subjects, and is equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and cinema screens.

Currently Clephan houses some key Arts, Design and Humanities student support facilities including the Arts, Design and Humanities Placement Team and the Faculty's Advice Centre, where you can access information about timetabling, specialist support queries. and any other questions you may have about your course.

The building also features the Leicester Centre for Creative Writing, Centre for Textual Studies, Centre for Adaptations, and the International Centre for Sports History and Culture

Library

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

 

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

 

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

In your final year you will have the opportunity to integrate the study of English with a work experience placement via our English Language in the Workplace module, giving the opportunity to better qualify and prepare for future employment.

You can also participate in the US Exchange scheme and the Erasmus exchange scheme. Our students have experienced university life in countries such as Cyprus and Finland. You will also have the option to go on a sandwich placement between your second and third years of study.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

Our graduates have high-level linguistic, reasoning and analytical skills, making them very employable. We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce extremely articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.

The English Language with TESOL degree is specifically designed to broaden students' employment prospects by equipping graduates with the necessary skills to work and live in environments where English is not the only language spoken.

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