Why choose this course?
This course will help you to learn how to plan and deliver English language lessons. These skills will be learned in interactive workshop classes taught by experienced languages teacher trainers using current language teaching methods. You will have the opportunity to practice and gain vital experience through teaching in the classroom.
On this course you will explore features of the English language and linguistics and will shadow a foreign learner of English. You will also have the opportunity to take the Teaching Knowledge Test, a globally recognised qualification for English Language Teachers (subject to an exam fee).
Take a year abroad
The year abroad option will allow you to increase your foreign language fluency and understanding of other cultures. You will come away with an experience that will give you a real advantage when competing for the best jobs.
In year three you can spend time working or studying at one of our partner Universities.
Joint Honours Degree combinations and UCAS codes
TESOL is taken in combination with one of the following subjects as part of the BA Joint Honours programme. The number in brackets is the UCAS code for a Joint Honours degree in TESOL alongside the listed subject.
- English (QX33)
- French (RX11)
- German (RX21)
- Global Studies (LX91)
- International Relations (L2X1)
- Italian (RX31)
- Spanish (RX41).
General course enquiries
UCAS code: Please see the course information for full details
Please see the Applying
Course length: Three years or four years with a year abroad
Study location: Clifton campus
Fees and funding:
For more information please see our applying and fees section.
What will I study?
TESOL must be combined with another subject to create your degree programme.
Find out more about our degree combinations including TESOL:
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for students in the School of Arts and Humanities. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enable students to take part in optional:
- International exchange (plus optional Year Abroad during Year Three)
- Work placements
- Learn or improve language skills
Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers, learn another language, experience other cultures and travel the globe - all as part of your degree. Our international exchange partners include universities in:
View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
Your future career
NTU has an exemplary graduate employment record. As one of our graduates, you will possess a wide range of academic and transferable skills, including:
- research methods
- time management
- attention to detail.
You will also be able to articulate how these skills are related to a variety of occupations.
Recent joint honours graduates have gone on to successful careers in:
- public administration and the civil service
- the media
- the police
- social work
- retail management.
Many have also gone on to undertake forms of postgraduate study. As a joint honours student, you will always be able to show to employers that you have more than one string to your bow.
TESOL graduates often work as teaching assistants. With further study, you can go on to qualify as a teacher and work both the UK and abroad. Many graduates spend time abroad teaching after they have finished their degrees.
All students completing the four year BA (Hons) Modern Languages are able to spend their third year overseas engaging with the languages they are studying. NTU structures this overseas year around the innovative Placement Diploma in Language Study Abroad.
This great opportunity will enable you to:
- Work and learn in your chosen language.
- Further develop your communication skills.
- Enhance your cultural understanding.
You will need:
You will also need to meet the English language requirements if you are an International and EU student.
How to apply
Application for a joint honours degree is through the UCAS application form.
You can follow our step-by-step instructions when applying through UCAS. You can also find out more about the application process on the UCAS website.
Once you have applied, make sure you check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder. We may need to contact you during this time. Good luck with your application.
The UCAS application form requires you to write a personal statement as part of your application. For some tips on what to include, use our guide to writing an effective personal statement.
We are committed to ensuring that all UK students have access to higher education. We recognise the need to invest financially in the future of our students, and have introduced a system of scholarships aimed at enabling home students from lower income families to undertake a degree course.
For information about Nottingham Trent University scholarships please visit our fees and funding webpages.
To get a real taste of this course, why not visit us on one of our open days?
General course enquiries
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