TESOL and English Language with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

TESOL and English Language with a Year Abroad

Course summary

Studying English Language and TESOL gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, alongside teaching English to speakers of other languages – both in theory and practice. This four-year BA English Language and TESOL degree with a Year Abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities – teaching English is a great way to see the world and will give you a passport to teach in all kinds of environments. Our graduates in English Language and TESOL have entered a wide range of careers including education, teaching English as a foreign language, business, journalism, media and public relations, law, and speech and language therapy. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will study language teaching methodology, vocabulary, grammar and meaning, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition and discourse analysis. You can also develop programming skills through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data. You will have the option to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) to further enhance your career prospects, and in year three, you will also have the opportunity to study abroad for a year, improving your student experience and career potential. English Language at Swansea is ranked: • 1st in the UK for Student Voice (NSS 2023*) • Ranked 11th in UK for Research Impact (REF2021) • Top 101-150 in the World (QS World Rankings 2023)

  • Based on the average positivity score across questions 5 to 9 in the NSS 2023 when ranked against universities featured in the Times Good University Guide.
Please visit our course page for more information: www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language-tesol


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including: • Language Teaching Methodology • Language in Mind • The sound system of English Your second and fourth years will also include a mix of compulsory and optional modules from an expansive range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism • Language in the Media • Forensic Linguistics In between these years, your third year will be spent studying abroad For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language-tesol

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Presentations • Group Work • Reflective evaluation Throughout your undergraduate English Language and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/english-language-tesol-applied-linguistics/ba-english-language-tesol/ or get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University


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

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TESOL and English Language with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS