University of Wolverhampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language and TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages) with Foundation Year

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Course summary

This is a 4 year degree course. Please ensure that when you apply for this course you choose Point of entry 1 in your UCAS Hub. TESOL and English Language students get to know each other and the teaching staff very well, and regard their lecturers as friendly and approachable. The students benefit hugely from this close interaction, which enables progress to be carefully monitored. TESOL & English Language undergraduates come from a range of backgrounds, and all individuals are encouraged to make the best of their abilities. A distinguishing feature of the course is the expertise and enthusiasm of the teaching staff in face-to-face contact with students. The interactive and communicative methodology used ensures that a clear group identity is quickly established. Students are encouraged to work together throughout the course in order to support each other, build confidence and develop cooperative skills. The innovative nature of our assessments has been highlighted as a particular strength. TESOL & English Language graduates from our School are gaining an excellent reputation locally, nationally and globally. They are regarded as professional, confident, committed, independent and resourceful with a high degree of practical and theoretical knowledge. They are highly employable, and those who progress to a PGCE or equivalent have an advantage over students from a non-teaching background. The English Language & TESOL course aims to develop your understanding of the nature of language and how it works. This includes the processes involved in language learning; the main features of the linguistic systems; the formal, sociological, psychological and applied perspectives of systematic language study; the applicability of current language teaching approaches; a range of technologies; appropriate learning objectives for different materials, and areas of cultural diversity. The course seeks to equip you with the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills, and the personal and professional values needed to achieve success. Many of our students opt for a career using ESOL, and eventually take on leading roles in local, national and global communities. Others choose a related career path requiring an in-depth knowledge of language, including forensic linguistics, computational research, speech and language therapy and publishing. The course also provides a solid foundation from which to undertake continuing professional development after graduation. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds and we make no assumptions about your prior experience of the study of English Language or the teaching of English in the ESOL classroom.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prepare for Foundation Pathway: We will consider mature applicants (age 21 or over) who have not achieved 48 UCAS points (equivalence) from prior level 3 qualifications, if you have a keen interest in this subject area or hold relevant experience. You will be required to attend a compulsory Prepare for foundation assessment day where you will take part in a variety of activities which will assess your suitability for the course. If you would like more advice and guidance about this admissions pathway, please contact Gateway to discuss and support you making an application to us.

English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

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Fees and funding

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If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
English Language and TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages) with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS