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Bachelor of English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Hons)
Bachelor of English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Hons)

Bachelor of English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

One of the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59

Other Requirements

  • No Level 6 entry
  • A-Level English Language is advantageous, but not essential

Given the cumulative effect of the curriculum and the requirement to undertake original research in the dissertation, we do not normally accept direct entries into the final year.


Course Information

The English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language BA (Hons) degree combines language description, theory, practice and real-life experience – an ideal grounding for most graduate futures, whether you choose a teaching career or not.

English Language Teaching is a £2.5b global industry that offers rewarding and fulfilling careers at home and abroad. This degree explores how English works, how it is used and how it is learnt, gradually becoming more in-depth and focused. Lesson planning, materials development and class management develop communication and teaching skills, culminating in supervised teaching practice.

Many graduates become teachers; others use their analytical and communication skills to follow other careers. As this degree incorporates a professional TEFL qualification, successful graduates can immediately apply for TEFL posts at home and abroad.

If a primary or secondary teaching career beckons, your training and experience is directly relevant, giving you significant advantages in the competitive PGCE application process.

English Language and TEFL at Bedfordshire has an excellent track record of student satisfaction (100% in the 2016 NSS), high-quality teaching and world-leading research in the subject. Experienced, approachable academics guide you with their expertise in Applied Linguistics and TEFL.

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  • Academic Discourse (LNG024-1) Compulsory
  • An Introduction To Linguistics And Phonetics (LNG029-1) Compulsory
  • An Introduction To Speech (LNG025-1) Compulsory
  • How Texts Work (LNG028-1) Compulsory
  • Sounds, Words And Grammar (LNG026-1) Compulsory
  • The History Of English (LNG027-1) Compulsory
  • Exploring Grammar (LNG025-2) Compulsory
  • Learning And Assessment In Elt (LNG021-2) Compulsory
  • Second Year Research Project (LNG022-2) Compulsory
  • The Meaning Of Meaning (LNG019-2) Compulsory
  • The Sounds Of English (LNG024-2) Compulsory
  • Applying Linguistics (LNG023-2) Optional
  • Language In Society (LNG026-2) Optional
  • Dissertation In Teaching English As A Foreign Language (Tefl) (LNG021-3) Compulsory
  • Forensic Linguistics (LNG024-3) Compulsory
  • Language, Literacy & Cognition (LNG019-3) Compulsory
  • Second Language Learning And Language Teaching (LNG023-3) Compulsory
  • Analysing The Workplace (EDC152-3) Optional
  • English Syntax (LNG022-3) Optional
  • Psycholinguistics (LNG020-3) Optional
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Pre Courses

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A degree in English Language and TEFL leads very directly into English language teaching but also into careers in education in general (from primary to university level) as well as speech and language therapy.

However, the course is also an extremely good choice for students who are presently unsure of their future career as it calls on and develops a wide range of transferable analytical and communicational skills which are valued by employees across a very wide range of professions.

Previous students have found careers in the civil service, marketing, media, the police force and many more.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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