Teaching English as a foreign language can be fun, challenging, hugely rewarding, and can enable you to see the world and meet new people.
Coventry, United Kingdom
Why you should study this course
Our course provides you with the opportunity for the following:
What you'll study
During the first year, we examine the theories of learning and second language acquisition (SLA). We focus on learners and their contexts; the reasons people have for learning English and the needs and expectations they bring to the classroom. We’ll consider the roles of teachers, leading into the study of classroom management and standard teaching techniques.
How Languages are Learned and Taught - 30 credits
Introduction to TEFL - 30 credits
Language Architecture - 20 credits
Discourse and Digital Media - 30 credits
In your second year, you’ll continue to develop your teaching skills through weekly practice sessions, teaching members of the wider community who want to learn English and who attend specially arranged classes at the university. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to choose an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that does not have to be related to your degree.
Language and Society - 20 credits
Principles and Practice of TEFL 1 - 20 credits
Principles and Practice of TEFL 2 - 20 credits
Writing for Success -10 credits
Online Language Teaching - 20 credits
Add+Vantage module - 20 credits
In your third year, your studies will finish in a dissertation or professional portfolio through which you pursue and research an idea or issue that fires up your own interests. Past students have chosen exciting topics like the use of WhatsApp (and other apps) for teaching English, or the influence of teacher motivation on the learners’ motivation.
Language, Identity and Power -20 credits
Advanced Writing Skills -10 credits
Materials Evaluation and Design in a Multimedia World -20 credits
Teaching Young Learners -20 credits
Add+Vantage module - 20 credits
English language requirements
£15,300 per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be in a position to start applying immediately to a range of potential employers, including commercial language schools, education and development organisations, government departments, multinational companies, The British Council and a whole host of international volunteer organisations and NGOs.
Alternatively, if you decide not to teach, successfully completing this course should have prepared you for any career that involves the use of language and particularly those professions where communication dominates: the media and cultural industries, primary and secondary education, public relations, marketing and advertising.