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BA in English Language for TEFL (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Language

Course Description

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. It is a World language, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers worldwide, which in turn leads to an increased need for people who are qualified to teach English internationally. This course will teach you about linguistics, with a particular focus on English, and in your third year you will focus specifically on modules relating to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), which will begin you on the path to become qualified as an instructor of English.

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. It is a World language, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers worldwide, which in turn leads to an increased need for people who are qualified to teach English internationally. This course will teach you about linguistics, with a particular focus on English, and in your...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core
  • QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) or
    QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20)

Semester 2

  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20)
  • QXL-1112: Language, Literature & Culture (20)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology
  • QXL-1116: Introduction to Meaning (20)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-2204: Morphosyntax (20)
  • QXL-2222: History of English (20)
  • QXL-2235: Introduction to Bilingualism (20) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-2201: Sounds and Sound Systems (20)
  • QXL-2250: Functions of Discourse (20)
  • QXL-2253: English Teaching in Classroom (20)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) Core
  • QXL-3329: Teaching EFL (20) Core
  • QXL-3341: Dissertation (40) Core or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation (40) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-3320: SLA and Language Teaching (20)
  • QXL-3329: Teaching EFL
  • QXL-3341: Dissertation or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • QXL-3316: Language Disorders &Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3318: L2 speech learning (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3335: Bilingual & Acquisition Issues (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3349: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-3370: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3372: Welsh Linguistics (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3376: Cognitive Discourse Analysis (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) or QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20) QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics &...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International school leaving qualifications

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g A Levels (no specific subjects required) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case...

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Assessment Methods

You will spend about 10 hours in lectures, seminars and tutorials each week. You will also spend time reading, collecting and analysing natural language data and working on practical tasks in the laboratory. Your dissertation will allow you to investigate a topic of interest in depth and you will work with supervision from a member of staff. Assessment includes essay writing, practical assignments, oral presentations and examinations.

You will spend about 10 hours in lectures, seminars and tutorials each week. You will also spend time reading, collecting and analysing natural language data and working on practical tasks in the laboratory. Your dissertation will allow you to investigate a topic of interest in depth and you will work with supervision from a member of staff. Assessment includes essay writing, practical...

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