BA (Honours) Languages with TESOL (French)

Sheffield Hallam University
In Sheffield

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Course description
What you study
Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to teach English to speakers of other languages on this certified course. Your studies prepare you for work in a range of national and international educational settings. You can apply to take a placement teaching English to French speakers from primary school age up to university level, such as working as an English language assistant in a French university.
You work with fellow students to develop knowledge and skills in key areas including
• foreign languages
• the nature of language, language systems and language acquisition
• approaches to teaching English to speakers of other languages and how to apply this to your own classroom practice
• the learning cultures of students from foreign countries
• the ability to critically reflect on your personal educational development
You train in excellent specialist facilities that are centred on our TESOL Centre, which is accredited by the British Council and has been running since 1985.
As part of the course, you can take the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, an internationally recognised English language initial teaching qualification.
You study two languages consisting of French plus one other foreign language alongside your TESOL modules. Other available languages are • German • Spanish • Italian. Italian is offered at beginner level only.
This course provides you with a variety of teaching experiences and knowledge of foreign languages which, together with the Trinity College Certificate, greatly enhance your employability and professional profile.
Study abroad
You spend a total of 18 months abroad in the countries of your foreign languages. This gives you an excellent opportunity to develop your language ability, expand your cultural knowledge and gain a better understanding of teaching English abroad.
Six months is spent studying at one of our partner universities. You spend this study time in...

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Where and when

Starts Location
30 September 2017
City Campus, Howard Street, S1 1WB, South Yorkshire, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Qualify to teach English and spend 18 months abroad working with French speakers.

· Requirements

Entry requirements 2017 entry requirements Normally, five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following • 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. You must have at least one A level (minimum grade E) or one AS level (minimum grade C) in one of your chosen programme languages. We accept AS levels and General Studies. Or •96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. You must have at least one A level (minimum grade E) in...

What you'll learn on the course

English Language

Course programme

Course structure

Four years full-time (including one year work placement)

Typical modules may include

Year one modules

• language 1 • language 2 • contemporary and professional studies 1 • foundation studies in TESOL • exploring second language learning

Year two modules

• language 1 • language 2 • contemporary and professional studies 2 • cross-cultural awareness 2 • TESOL classroom teaching and reflection • TESOL abroad

You study for one semester in a foreign university in the country of one of your chosen languages.

Year three

• teaching placement abroad in the country of your stronger language

Year four modules

• language 1 • language 2 • contemporary and professional studies 3 • global issues in contemporary society • placement and language research project

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