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English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) BA (Hons)

Coventry University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 14-SEP-20
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  • UCAS Course Code

    QX31

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    53rd

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  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

Not only will successful completion of the course give you a dual qualification that will allow you to apply for positions overseas or in the UK as an English Language teacher, but you should also receive a thorough grounding in English language and linguistics, developing your critical thinking, analytical, written and spoken communication skills, which are vital in almost any career. Depending on the optional modules you choose, you can specialise in teaching English for academic purposes (EAP) or teaching young learners, at primary and secondary school level. You will also learn about ‘online’ language teaching and have opportunities to practise using a range of applications that enable this.You’ll be taught by staff with many years of experience in the field of language teaching and teacher training, who themselves have taught in Spain, Greece, Poland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Russia – and more – and the UK.There are opportunities throughout your study to gain authentic experience of teaching learners of English. A large component of the assessment in Year Two is centred on teaching practice with learners attending specially arranged classes at the University. Also in Year Two you will have the chance to try teaching online, and in Year Three you have the opportunity to teach EAP – English for academic purposes – to international students studying at Coventry University. You can also apply for a year’s work placement for an optional enhancement year, which has led previous students to work as English teachers with the British Council in Spain and France or at partner universities in China, for example.Key course benefits;- A wide range of optional modules to choose from.Option to volunteer in schools to gain experience as a teaching assistant. - Become part of the Student’s Union Source Media team contributing to its radio, TV and news platforms.- Join the student-run English and Languages Society or the Literary Society, which organise discussions, readings, and social events.You have the opportunity to enhance your critical thinking and judgment, developing the communication skills employers are looking for.- A modern Languages Centre with classrooms specially designed for language teaching and learning, with language labs equipped with the latest language learning software.- Participate in field trips such as our visit to the Language Show Live in London each October – Europe’s biggest exhibition for language education and language service providers.- Significant links with a wide variety of employers such as secondary schools, magazines, newspapers and local charities, many of whom offer professional experience opportunities.- The opportunity to gain an internationally recognised Cambridge teaching qualification, Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT).- Taught by active researchers, who regularly publish research into language teaching and learning, with expertise in teaching and learning materials design and the use of social media for language learning and practice.- You can apply for a work placement, which has led previous students to experiences such as English subject mentors at Cardinal Newman School and Grace Academy in Coventry, a marketing and events social media and newsletter editor at the Coventry Irish Society, an editorial intern at Grazia Magazine, a freelance journalist at Coventry News and Sport, or English teachers at partner universities in Spain and China.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

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£9,250 per year

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53rd

About this University

Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843, Coventry University is a modern institution with a tradition of teaching excellence and student satisfaction. Bases across the country include Coventry, Scarborough and London; one campus is in the heart of the capital's Square Mile. Bold international initiatives and partnerships with organisations across industries enable the university's 50,000 learners world-wide to benefit from placements and global opportunities to enhance their prospects.

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