Study as a Second English Language Degrees
Learning English will open many doors for your future. It is one of the main international business languages, and is spoken by over 840 million people across the world. Around 550 million of these speak it as a second language, so you will be in good company!
Many students choose to study in an English-speaking country or institution so that they can pick up the language, and plenty of people are learning it in their home country. Studying English as a second language will mean that you are able to work around the world, improving your career prospects, allowing you to communicate confidently with a variety of people in a work setting or your everyday life.
Many students choose to learn English in an English-speaking country. This will give you the opportunity to speak English in real-life situations, at the same time as learning about a different culture. Some language schools will encourage you to only speak English when on campus and with your peers. When you completely immerse yourself in your new language, you will improve your learning ability, and will pick it up at a faster rate.
The content of your course will depend on your motivation for studying. If you are hoping to become an English teacher, you will not only learn the language, but also the appropriate teaching methods needed for application. If you are taking an English language course to simply improve your language abilities, this course will be shorter and cover only the language basics.
Want to see postgraduate courses? See postgraduate degrees in English as a Second Language
Don't meet the entry requirements for these courses? Learn more about pathway programme options.
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