York St John University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics

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Course summary

This degree gives you the skills you need to teach English in Japan and around the world. It is a 4-year degree and includes a year studying in Japan. We will equip you with communicative Japanese language skills and broad expertise in linguistics. You will gain a deep understanding of Japanese culture and explore theories and methods for teaching English in a multilingual world. We also give you the opportunity to apply for the teaching qualification, CELTA. This course is suitable if you are a beginner in Japanese, or have prior experience with the language. We will place you at an appropriate level. By the end of the course, you will have gained the ability to have conversations and discussions in Japanese. You will develop the ability to give presentations and write coherently in the language. Learn to use Japanese for academic, social, and professional purposes, reaching upper B2/C1 level on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). TESOL explores theories and methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Our approach to teaching TESOL focuses on teaching English in a multilingual world. The Linguistics part of the degree gives you a working knowledge of linguistics, how we use language, and how it's structured. There are several modules on the programme which explore linguistics. Some modules explore the way we articulate speech while others look at how English differs around the world. You will also examine how language is processed in the mind. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a year of studying abroad in Japan. While studying abroad, you will take Japanese language classes at your host university. You will also take courses, either taught in English or in Japanese, that are relevant to the TESOL & Linguistics side of your degree. We offer you the opportunity to take a CELTA course free of charge as part of your degree. CELTA is the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other languages. It is an internationally-recognised teaching qualification awarded by Cambridge Assessment English. You will gain hands-on teaching experience that will prepare you for a career in teaching English. Acceptance onto this course is subject to a successful interview.

Course details

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/transferring-to-york-st-john-university/. If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You can enter this programme as a beginner in Japanese. You can also enter if you have studied Japanese before and/or if you have any qualifications in Japanese. The programme is not suitable if: • Japanese is your first language • You have C1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) in Japanese

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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 £13000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics at York St John University - UCAS