Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

Through the course, you focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning; the methodology and techniques of language teaching; and the appropriate development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You also explore current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest. The course offers you professional training and development, and includes practical classroom experience on placement, with observed and assessed teaching practice. On successful completion, you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status, meaning you are fully qualified in British Council terms. Why choose this course? Study at our Bedford campus, a small, thriving academic community where staff get to know you well and provide individual academic support Access bespoke modern facilities for teacher training including our Teacher Education Centre with realistic mock classrooms, supported by advanced ICT resources Develop excellent transferable skills in communication, literacy and research, in demand across a wide range of sectors Benefit from the expertise of our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), whose research is recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 This course has been designed to enable you to gain a TEFLQ status - fully qualified TESOL/TEFL teacher status following British Council regulations All the assessed teaching practice hours are provided and organised by the department staff and delivered on campus Please note: This course meets the following requirements: you will complete a course which is externally validated by a university you will complete at least six hours’ supervised teaching practice, where a qualified and standardised assessor observes you teaching real students, and gives you feedback on your performance you will study a course which contains at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input Please note: TEFLI (initial TEFL teacher status) will be awarded to those with no prior teaching experience. In order to meet the requirements you must study and pass all the units included in the course diet and particularly the observed and assessed Teaching Practice unit.


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, or equivalent, with no score lower than 6.0. A good 1st degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience. Students who hold a DELTA or equivalent qualification may be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated for prior learning.

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Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS