English with TESOL (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This course offers you the professional, specialised knowledge and practical skills you need to teach English as a second language while exploring aspects of the English language, linguistics and literature. It offers a professional qualification for aspiring teachers of English as a second language but also for L2 materials developers, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) practitioners, and researchers in language teaching and learning. TESOL is also a great way to work and travel abroad and in the UK. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course follows British Council regulations.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • State-of-the-art online technology to monitor and evaluate your teaching practice and enhance your progress as a language teacher and researcher.
  • Multi-media space for webinars and podcasting.
  • Four-storey library with extensive range of physical and digital resources as well as PCs, group-work areas, presentation-practice rooms and a silent study floor.
  • Access the Hockliffe Collection, a unique collection of 18th- and 19th-century children’s books, as well as our Cinderella archive of books, scripts, designs, theatrical memorabilia and ephemera relating to the Cinderella story.
  • 80-seat black-box theatre and 260-seat professional theatre.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We have well-established partnerships with more than 500 schools and other associated organisations.
  • Our partnerships with local councils, charities, schools and colleges offer you work experience supporting learners of English as a second language with free English classes.
Your Student Experience
  • Our Bedford campus is a small, thriving academic community where academic staff get to know you well.
  • Support of your own personal tutor, a subject and/or placement mentor, a unit and course coordinator, and the additional support of our experienced library staff.
  • You gain the practical skills you need to teach English as a second language, exploring teaching techniques and how to develop resources and materials for different learner groups.
  • You complete six hours of supervised teaching practice, where a qualified and standardised assessor observes you and provides feedback.
  • Students can access the research expertise of our world-leading Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA).
  • You also have the opportunity to collect original data and carry out academic research in TESOL.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

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English with TESOL (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS