On our TESOL and French degree with a year abroad, you will be able to gain the knowledge and skills to teach English as a second language, as well as exploring French language, literature and culture.
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 four-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 spend your third year in France – an exciting and rewarding experience, which will further enhance your career prospects.
WHY TESOL AND FRENCH AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, 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 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 FRENCH 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 French modules covering French language, culture, and fiction as well as vocational themes in translation and language teaching.
Throughout your degree you will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
You will spend your third year in France, where you can study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business – further enhancing your student experience and career prospects.
TESOL AND FRENCH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.