Love travelling? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a fantastic passport to working as a teacher in almost any country in the world. You’ll combine studying TESOL with English Language to create a versatile and attractive degree. You’ll examine intercultural awareness, the psychology of language learning and global TESOL issues as well as studying more niche topics such as English in the North East, and children’s fiction.
- ‚World-leading’ research in English Language, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework
- Qualified TESOL teachers are always in high demand
- The unique course blends education and culture
- Gain experience through peer teaching: teaching real students from the University and local community
- A unique approach to employability skills and a stand-out student experience
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and independent learning.
You will be assessed via essays, analyses and commentaries, oral presentations and posters. You will observe English classes and be recorded teaching other students.
You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, situated on the award-winning St Peter’s riverside campus. The location benefits from dedicated library services and has superb transport links with the city centre and City Campus.
The combination of TESOL and English Language creates a holistic degree with a huge variety of employment options. This course offers a single honours degree where TESOL is often only offered as part of a combined subjects course.
You will develop invaluable skills to take forward into employment and further study.
Teach English around the world
Global TESOL employment continues to grow rapidly. Typically, a degree in TESOL can help you progress more quickly to promotions in schools, universities and teaching organisations around the world.
A TESOL qualification is essential for many overseas teaching jobs. The majority of TESOL students become teachers. Other career options can include senior roles in educational institutions, educational advisers, and educational inspectors.
Careers with English
English Language is a well-respected subject. Your highly developed skills in communication, research and analysis will make you a perfect fit for a wide range of organisations. Many of our graduates progress to careers in teaching, journalism, business, the Civil Service, and publishing.
While BA (Hons) TESOL and English Language is not a formal teaching qualification, it may lead to a job in teaching and is proved to be an advantage in the job market. It also acts as springboard for further study with CELTA or DELTA courses or MA TESOL.