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BA (Hons)English Language and English Language Teaching (ELT)

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Overview

This programme allows students to study the principles of language and communication, and the practice of English language teaching, while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

The programme combines the academic study of language and communication with practical training in English language teaching (ELT). It prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities from education (e.g. teaching English as a first or second language in the UK or abroad) to research in language acquisition, to publishing, media, and the digital industry.

The aims of the programme are:

To help students develop analytical and critical thinking skills
To give students an understanding of the properties and analysis of human language
To provide students with an understanding of the process of language acquisition
To give students an appreciation of the possible applications of the knowledge of language
To provide students with knowledge about how to design and produce materials for a language lesson
To give students an appreciation of current practice and developments in language teaching and testing in ELT
To provide them with seminal teaching practice.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Foundations of Linguistics (30 credits)
Language, Communication and Society (30 credits)
Introduction to Language Teaching (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Writing for the Media (30 credits)
Europe without Borders: Cultures in Contact (30 credits)
How to Argue: Critical Reasoning & Current Debates (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Meaning in Language (30 credits)
The Methodology and Practice of Language Teaching (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
Work Placement Level 5 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
Philosophical Outlooks (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Advanced Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Advanced Language Structure and Meaning (30 credits)
Language Teaching: Design and Practice (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
Dissertation – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
Language, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (30 credits)
Work Placement – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
Research Placement (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in education, for instance as teachers of English as a first or second language, either in the UK or abroad. You could also consider roles in publishing, the media or administration. Opportunities for postgraduate study could include research into language and language acquisition. Some career options may require further study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States