The BA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and French opens doors to a variety of rewarding careers around the world. In the TESOL component, we look at ways of analysing language knowledge, language use across contexts and time and relates this to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The French component includes intensive training in French, in-depth analysis of modern and contemporary French society, history and literature.
Opportunities offered to students include the chance to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) during year 2, subject to interview.
Students will also spend a year in France.
- All of our modules combine intensive language tuition with optional modules relating to a wide variety of aspects of society and culture in the French-speaking world.
- Our staff are experts in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies, travel writing and translation studies.
- During the third year of study, students spend a year abroad in France. Students can study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business during the year abroad in France.
- The TESOL component provides a comprehensive grounding in the principles and terminology used in the study and analysis of language.
- In year 2, students 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. Places are limited, subject to academic progression and students will have to undertake an interview process similar to PGCE interview. The typical cost is £1430;but TESOL students only pay the exam fee, currently £140.
- Students can practice teaching during their year abroad.
- Students also have the opportunity to develop their programming skills through the development of computer-assisted language learning materials.
- Students receive thorough training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data.
Our students have an academic mentor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
Students study six modules, three in TESOL and three in French.
In the French component:
- In the first year of study all students follow a language module which builds on your knowledge of spoken and written French and a module on French culture designed to introduce you to the rich diversity of film, literature and history of France. There are optional modules on French for Professional Purposes, European Cinema and Fiction. You can also study French as a beginner.
- In the second year you continue to develop your language skills and choose from optional modules such as: Translation Workshop; History of the French Language; French Cinema since World War II; The Algerian War; Introduction to the Theory of Translation; Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation; European Fascisms; Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
- In your final year you will have spent a year abroad perfecting your language skills and you will bring this new knowledge to language modules covering skills such as oral communication, translation, essay- writing and r