Anglia Ruskin University

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Anglia Ruskin University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course was previously known as English Language and English Language Teaching.

This course will give you the skills and qualifications to meet the UK Government's teacher-training requirement, and work in further, adult and community education in England and Wales. You’ll have the opportunity to take the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, accepted world-wide by employers of English language teachers.
Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of a bridge language for many cultures all over the world, and help others learn it too?

Many employers now require a high proficiency in English, meaning English language teachers are in more demand than ever, both in the UK and overseas.

This course will help you explore the nature and mechanics of the English language. You’ll be introduced to many issues in applied linguistics and language studies, like semantics, phonetics and phonology, and learn to apply them to a range of contexts.

You can choose to study the entire syllabus for the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) - both methodology and teaching practice modules. In these components, which must be completed in one year, you’ll take part in supervised lesson planning, observation and assessed teaching practice, with feedback from experienced CELTA tutors.

On our other modules, you’ll follow the evolution of the English Language and its teaching through to the modern day, and learn to collect and analyse the 'real' language you hear in everyday life.

You’ll have the choice of investigating areas such as newspaper and advertising language, or political rhetoric, and you’ll even get the chance to study a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.

Finally, your major project will allow you to research the topic of your choice under the supervision of an expert English language tutor.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Revealing English Structure: The Phrase Semantics and Pragmatics Language and Data Intercultural Awareness Revealing English Structure: The Sentence Introduction to the Sounds of English Language and Society The Nature of Language

Year two, core modules

Teaching Practice TESOL - The Language System English Phonetics and Phonology TESOL - Language Skills Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL

Year two, optional modules

Regional Varieties of British English Stylistics Language and Gender

Year three, core modules

Major Project Language Acquisition: Topics and Issues Methods and Developments in TEFL

Year three, optional modules

Global English Empirical Linguistics Philosophies of Language and the Body Narrative in Global Cinema Race, Racism and Cultural Identity Working in English and Media Special Topic in Linguistics Languages in Contrast Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility Contemporary Fiction Writing for Work

Optional modules available in levels 5 and 6

Anglia Language Programme (including Business English)

Assessment method

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of assessment, such as unseen examinations, in-class assessments, essays, portfolios, and assessed presentations. Most of our modules include a practical element, as well as other opportunities to show your learning, like non-assessed discussions and presentations, language laboratory work or class exercises.

If you take the CELTA component, your teaching practice assessment will be based on classroom-related written assignments and the continuous assessment of your lesson plans and teaching.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code XQ13
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 104 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
A level 88-104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted.
Scottish Higher UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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