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Course summary

In both the private and public sectors, there is demand for professionals with strong language skills who can work in culturally diverse environments. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practical branch of applied linguistics and our focus is on helping you put the skills you learn to practical use in the world of work. Our TESOL experts will help you understand language learning and teaching approaches, as well as the English language itself. You will develop a new understanding of different types of communication and other cultures. As part of your degree you will have the opportunity to take the internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL teaching qualification, one of only two globally recognised TESOL qualifications. Combining this qualification with the skills you’ll develop throughout your degree will prepare you for the world of work, equipping you to follow in the footsteps of our graduates, many of whom work around the world. Our department is home to a wealth of research expertise and that expertise is transferred directly into the classroom. With this expertise here for you to draw on, your learning is not only relevant, but it's also cutting edge, and our strong local, national and global links will help you to enhance your study and future employment opportunities. After your second year you can choose to progress to your final year or take an optional year-out undertaking a placement or studying abroad. Both are great options to get more experience. We’ll help you arrange everything and give you all the support you’ll need.* In this degree you will also take a number of units relating to your chosen modern language. Adding a modern language to your degree means you can develop as a more effective communicator, acquire linguistic skills and develop a wider cultural awareness. You can choose from French, Spanish, Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. This course has a foundation year available. *Placement and/or study abroad options may be available, potentially extending the duration of study up to 4 years. Study abroad will be subject to any international travel restrictions and/or availability. Features and Benefits

  • As part of your programme, you will have the opportunity to take the internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL. This professional qualification is one of only two certificates recognised by leading TESOL employers across the globe. Undertaking the qualification ensures you complete the degree with classroom ‘teaching practice’ experience and will set you apart from the competition when applying for jobs.
  • Enhance your employability through internships and volunteering - our award-winning ‘Rise at Manchester Met’ programme encourages you to learn career-ready skills beyond the focus of your course and potentially gain extra academic credits towards your degree.
  • Located in the University’s state of the art Grosvenor East building, you will have access to the Language Centre, to help you gain vital employability skills in TESOL. The centre is home to experienced and highly qualified TESOL professionals, delivering a range of TESOL classes to international students and international partners of the University. As a TESOL student, you will have the opportunity to visit and meet these professionals as well as observe TESOL classes and meet language learners.
  • Our TESOL academic staff have extensive experience teaching across various regions in the world, including Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. The team also have extensive research experience, successfully delivering international projects for sector-leading institutions such as The British Council.
  • Experience the world – you will have the opportunity to spend your third year studying overseas or on placement.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Students study one of the following languages alongside TESOL: French; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Modern Standard Arabic; Spanish. Students will confirm their modern language at enrolment. - French is available to beginners and to those with previous study of French up and including A level. - Japanese is available only to beginners with no previous experience of the language. - Mandarin Chinese is available to beginners. Students with previous study of Mandarin Chinese up to GCSE level may be considered. - Modern Standard Arabic is available only to beginners. Students with experience of Koranic Arabic can be considered. - Spanish is available to beginners and to those with previous study of French up and including A level. GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with a modern language) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS