English Language and TESOL degree covers everything you need to know to be able to teach English as a foreign language.
Teaching English is a great way to see the world and will give you a passport to teach in all kinds of environments.
During your three-year degree you’ll learn about theory and practice, language teaching methodology, vocabulary, grammar and meaning, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition and discourse analysis.
Almost 98% of English Language and TESOL Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (97.4% – HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE 2013/14) and our English Language and TESOL degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TESOL AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English Language and TESOL is highly rated by students and employers:
- Ranked 7th in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- Ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
In year 2, you have the option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), a professional qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language.
You will have the opportunity to develop programming skills through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data
YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TESOL EXPERIENCE
Throughout your degree you will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
During the second year of your degree, to enhance your student experience and career prospects, you have the option to study a semester abroad in either USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
If you prefer to stay closer to home there are plenty of other opportunities, The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) provides a network for linking students with employers, ranging from employer talks and workshops through to student led networking events.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TESOL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects in The Guardian Good University Guide 2016.
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Education and teaching
- Marketing and social media
- Project administration
- Media and Public Relations
- Speech Therapy