English Language with TESOL at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

English Language with TESOL at DMU allows you to combine the study of the English Language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The course is designed to enable you to develop your own ability to teach English to non-native speakers whilst enabling you to think about how language in general and English in particular functions in the world today. You will study linguistics, grammar, the evolution of the English language and a variety of writing styles, while also exploring the theory of how to teach English as a second language. You will acquire skills in the analysis of digital communication and the study of language through the application of digital tools and methodologies. You will develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills, which will help you become a highly-skilled communicator and prepare you for a range of careers. Key features

  • Develop specialist skills in communication and presentation in order to become an effective teacher, and have the opportunity to investigate the theoretical and conceptual issues involved in teaching written and spoken language.
  • Gain life experience by practising your language skills and networking in a different culture, with the opportunity to study abroad between years two and three.
  • Develop transferable skills in interacting with, influencing and inspiring others which are ideal for employment opportunities in both the UK and abroad.
  • Through our DMU Local programme students have previously gained experience in the community and helped local children learn to read.
  • Learn from specialist teaching by experienced practitioners; ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice.
If you are interested in advanced entry into Year 3 of this course, please visit the DMU website for the course details: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/pre-edu-2030/english-language-with-tesol-ba-degree/english-language-with-tesol-ba-degree.aspx


First year Block 1: Approaches to Reading and Writing Block 2: Words in Action Block 3: Foundations in English Language Teaching for International Learners Block 4: Topics in Linguistics: Theory in Practice Second year Block 1: Structure and Meaning Block 2: Research Methods for Linguists Block 3: Varieties of English Language Teaching for International Learners: An exploration Block 4: Pragmatics, Theory and Practice Third year Block 1: Yearlong: Dissertation Block 2: Language Acquisition and Expression Block 3: English Language for Specific and Professional Purposes Block 4: Communication, Control and Resistance

Assessment method

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. Structure This degree will make you aware of the full resources of language, and help you learn to use them to the full, in any situation. From the beginning of your course, you will be developing a knowledge of how language functions, and increasing your own skills of analysis and self-expression, while your TESOL work will focus on the acquisition of key skills and knowledge of teaching in general, and the teaching of English to non-native speakers in particular. The second and third years blend theoretical and applied skills for you to learn how to put your knowledge into practice. This degree is centred on language and communication, and the acquisition of tools and theories that will help you, and other people, communicate more effectively. There is a varied mix of assessments including: reports, essays, blogs, wikis, tests and oral presentations. The assessments are designed to build on each other as you progress in your studies and you will have opportunities to receive feedback on your work throughout. With a variety of different assessment methods, you can build on your individual strengths as well as develop a range of skills in creativity, project management, teamwork, verbal communication, writing for a variety of audiences and the use of different technologies. Contact hours You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. In your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 25 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government. For Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information: dmu.ac.uk/funding
English Language with TESOL at De Montfort University - UCAS