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BA HonsEnglish Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The excellent communication and analytical skills you acquire on this
course will make you highly employable in a number of areas, including
local government, journalism and media, teaching, public relations,
public services, business and more. Completion of this course will
also grant you automatic acceptance to a choice of postgraduate
degrees such as the MA in Applied Linguistics, the MA in Intercultural
Communication or one of the courses from the Business Masters Suite.

During this course you will:

  • Consider the complex relationship between language use, culture
    and identity
  • Explore the practical application of communication and linguistic
    theory
  • Investigate speech patterns and writing in social and professional
    settings
  • Conduct extensive primary research and develop your research and
    analytical skills
  • Write an extended piece of independent research on a topic of your
    own choosing, such as text-messaging, bilingual language-mixing, or
    documentary analysis of religious, political or commercial texts
  • Benefit from access to our ‘internationally excellent’ Centre for
    Research in Language Learning and Assessment
  • Learn in a multicultural environment that will help to develop
    your intercultural communication skills

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Words and grammar in speech and writing
  • Communication and meaning, accents and dialects
  • Critical reasoning and research skills

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

The choice of options, topics selected for research throughout the
course and the dissertation are all made with a view to tailoring the
student profile towards a certain career pathway. From the second year
students are encouraged to select a dissertation topic that is most
likely to impress potential employers. As well as learning about good
presentation skills students are introduced to common formats for CVs.
Students are encouraged to include their dissertation topic in the CV
to ensure their interviewer knows what the applicant has achieved at
the pinnacle of their academic achievement and is able to relate it to
their career aspirations.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

This course is primarily aimed at an English Language Teaching (ELT)
career although it will provide an excellent background where
well-developed presentation and communication skills are prized. Those
who have completed this course have gone into teaching as a career,
business, public relations, and local government .

Further study:

Follow on Masters degrees in MA Applied Linguistics – TEFL, or
Intercultural Communication are good choices.

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