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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Gain cross-cultural skills and linguistic competence in two modern foreign languages.
  • Attain the knowledge and confidence to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Experience a semester at a European university and a 12-month work placement abroad.
  • Train in specialist facilities accredited by the British Council.
Become a qualified English as a Foreign Language teacher via the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, included with this course. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. During your studies, you'll work and collaborate with fellow students – developing skills in key areas including foreign languages, the systems and acquisition of language, and approaches to teaching English to speakers of other languages. You'll learn how to apply this to your classroom practice. Develop fluency in Spanish and a second foreign language (German or French from any level or Italian from scratch). You learn through:
  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • studying abroad
  • work placements in schools, colleges or universities abroad
  • group work, research-based projects and presentations
  • teaching practice and observations where your newly acquired skills are applied
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period). Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the option of spending a total of 18 months abroad, including six months studying at one of our partner universities. This is followed by an optional teaching placement year in an overseas educational establishment in a Spanish-speaking country. This will not only help you to improve your language skills and develop your understanding of Spanish culture, but will provide exceptional real-world experience for your future career. As part of your Trinity TESOL certificate preparations, you’ll also undertake one-to-one and small group teaching activities to further prepare you for careers in education, training and other sectors. Live projects In addition to the optional placement year, you’ll undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year, applying your learning alongside your language skills and working with education practitioners. You’ll also learn from the experiences of students from other undergraduate years, as part of our wider languages community at Sheffield Hallam. Networking opportunities We’re proud of our links with UK and international education establishments, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them, including at our annual alumni event.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Your third year will be spent on placement. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies One (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies One (Spanish) Exploring Second Language Learning (Sbs) Foreign Language Foundation Studies In Tesol (Sbs) Linguistic And Academic Studies Year 2 - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Contemporary European Studies Interculturality In Practice Language Learning Development: Theory And Practice Spanish (Abroad) Tesol Abroad Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection (Sbs) Elective modules Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German) French (Abroad) German (Abroad) Intercultural And Professional Development Italian (Abroad) Year 3 - Compulsory modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Language Research Project Professional Skills In Teaching Elective modules Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) Foreign Language

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)9If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 9.0 with a minimum of 9.0 in all skills, or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Languages with TESOL (Spanish) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS