Love travelling? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a fantastic passport to working as a teacher in almost any country in the world. You'll combine studying TESOL with English Language to create a versatile and attractive degree. You’ll examine intercultural awareness, the psychology of language learning and global TESOL issues as well as studying more niche topics such as English in the North East, and children's fiction.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and independent learning.
You will be assessed via essays, analyses and commentaries, oral presentations and posters. You will observe English classes and be recorded teaching other students.
Optional modules (choose one):
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
The Reg Vardy Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus,
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award).
We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English Language Requirements.
The annual fee for this course is tbc.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
The combination of TESOL and English Language creates a holistic degree with a huge variety of employment options. This course offers a single honours degree where TESOL is often only offered as part of a combined subjects course.
You will develop invaluable skills to take forward into employment and further study.
Global TESOL employment continues to grow rapidly. This degree will give you the edge. Typically someone with a degree in TESOL can progress more quickly to promotions in schools, universities and teaching organisations across the world and is seen as very employable.
A TESOL qualification is essential for many overseas teaching jobs. The majority of TESOL students become teachers. Other career options can include senior roles in educational institutions, educational advisers, and educational inspectors.
English Language is a well-respected subject. Your highly developed skills in communication, research and analysis will make you a perfect fit for a wide range of organisations, including graduate training schemes. Many of our graduates progress to careers in teaching, journalism, business, the Civil Service, and publishing.
While BA (Hons) TESOL and English Language is not a formal teaching qualification, it may lead to a job in teaching and is proved to be an advantage in the job market. It also acts as springboard for further study with CELTA or DELTA courses or MA TESOL.
You can also study a short course in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese or Arabic on the University Language Scheme for free.