BA (Hons) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This information is for 2019 entry - to see the information for 2018 entry please go to the 2018 programme page
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This degree provides future educators and teaching professionals the knowledge and practical skills necessary for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Throughout the course you will gain an in-depth and practical understanding of the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). You will develop the skills needed to explain and describe language and you will consider the practicalities of teaching, so you can develop effective lesson planning and classroom management techniques. The programme is organised around four key themes: language description, language teaching, language learning, and an experiential theme.
In addition to studying modules which link to these overarching themes, you will also gain first-hand experience in a language classroom whilst supporting English language teachers, allowing you to apply the knowledge gained throughout the programme.
By the end of the programme you will be equipped to pursue a career in English language teaching, primary teaching, or academia.
In the first year you will take a foreign language or study academic English allowing you to experience first-hand how a second language is learned. You will gain practical experience in a language classroom whilst supporting English language teachers, and will study core modules related to the overarching themes.
In years two and three you will enhance your knowledge of each of these key themes, whilst also building on your classroom experience in new learning contexts. You will learn how to describe language and will have the choice of a variety of optional modules including inclusive education and supporting learning in children with additional needs.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Introduction to Study in Education 5 credits
- Second Language Acquisition and Learning 20 credits
- Language, Learners and Society 20 credits
- Supporting English Language Teaching and Learning 20 credits
- English Language Description for TESOL 20 credits
- English for Communication 20 credits
- You will be required to study 20-40 credits of discovery modules credits
- English for Professional Purposes 20 credits
- The Practice of English Language Teaching 20 credits
- Research Methods for TESOL 20 credits
- Students into Education 1 20 credits
- International Perspectives of Pedagogy and Practice 20 credits
- Inclusive Education 20 credits
- Literacies and Learning 20 credits
- English for Academic Study 20 credits
- Research Placement 20 credits
- You will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules credits
- Final Year Project 40 credits
- Students into Education 2 20 credits
- Globalisation, Identity and English Language Education 20 credits
- Language Learning Technology and Materials 20 credits
- Supporting Learning in Children with Additional Needs 20 credits
- Children, Families and Cultural Diversity: Philosophical Perspectives 20 credits
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including lectures supported by workshops and tutorials that allow you to focus on and discuss topics in greater depth. You’ll also learn through fieldwork, and use a wide range of online learning resources and discussions to develop and express your ideas.
Independent study is also an important part of this degree, allowing you to improve your critical thinking and research skills, develop your own interests and prepare for assessments.
Assessment methods will vary depending on the modules you choose. They are likely to include reports, poster and/or verbal presentations, media projects, fieldwork reports, group work, literature reviews and research, essays and the design of a science event.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages BA course provides a strong foundation from which to pursue careers in English language teaching, or a career relating to primary teaching, education and life-long language learning.
Graduates will also be well-equipped to progress onto postgraduate study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or a related discipline.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.
Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.