On our TESOL and English Literature degree, you will be able to gain the knowledge and skills to teach English as a second language, as well as exploring aspects of English literature from gothic fiction to creative writing.
Teaching English is a great way to see the world and this degree will provide practical and transferable skills to open up a range of exciting career opportunities.
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.
You will also be able to study a semester in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore – an exciting experience, which will further enhance your career prospects.
WHY TESOL AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, TESOL and English Literature 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 your second year, 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 also be able to develop programming skills through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data.
YOUR TESOL AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EXPERIENCE
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your degree to your own interests.
You will be able to explore the theory and practice of teaching English as a second language, language teaching methodology, vocabulary, grammar and meaning, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition and discourse analysis.
You can choose English Literature modules covering gothic and genre fiction, gender and culture, renaissance literature, national and global literatures, modernity and contemporary writing, nineteenth century literature, creative writing and professional writing.
Throughout your degree you will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
In your second year, you have the chance to spend a semester studying abroad, further enhancing your student experience and career prospects.
TESOL AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2016, and 96% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015).
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 from this course enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- teaching English as a foreign language
- journalism, media and public relations
- speech and language therapy.