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TESOL and Younger Learners (Top-up) BA(Hons) 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

It’s not too late to apply for September 2017. Find out more.

About the course

This course is primarily aimed at international students looking to progress into a career teaching children and young learners English as a second or foreign language. This course gives you the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help ensure you've got the confidence essential for planning and teaching English to speakers of other languages; understanding of different learning cultures, language acquisition and how to apply this to your own classroom practice. We'll also support you to develop your ability to critically reflect on your own personal educational development.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education 2016 for the sixth year running. The University of Huddersfield is also one of only ten designated Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training in the Lifelong Learning sector.

You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery, and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.


UCAS code:
X131

Start date:
18 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:

•  HND or equivalent

•  Foundation degree or 120 ECTS

•  Successful completion of two years higher education with 120 ECTS credits (or equivalent).

Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.

Contact:

Course enquiries

Tel: +44 (0) 1484 478249

Email: sepd@hud.ac.uk
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Places available:

20

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of English language teaching, and to the principles of supporting children's learning up to the age of eight years.Following this, you'll study research methodologies before progressing your own research interest as part of your Major Study.

Core modules:

Introduction to TESOL

This module will seek to provide you with an introduction to the theory and practice of English language teaching. You’ll have the opportunity to examine a range of methodologies and materials for the teaching of grammar and skills, from both a practical and theoretical perspective. Assessment typically involves planning and resourcing a number of lessons and writing a reflective commentary and analytical report of the lesson plans.


Support Learning in Young Children

You’ll be introduced to the principles of effective teaching for supporting children’s learning. You'll learn about the concept of inclusion, the principles of both medium and short term planning, and a variety of perspectives on planning and teaching. Assessment is typically via peer presentation and the development of a written, reflective report.


Major Study

This module allows you to pursue your particular interests and demonstrate the breadth of knowledge, understanding and strengths that you have developed during your degree studies. You’ll be supported to select a relevant topic and develop a proposal. This module is your opportunity to bring together everything you have learned in a study of your choosing and you'll typically be assessed via a dissertation.


Research Methodologies

This module explores a range of research strategies and methods, preparing you to assess the value and significance of different approaches to data collection and analysis within your field of study. You’ll learn how to develop your own research design, and how to collect and analyse information in order to find out new things about a topic that you’re interested in. Coursework typically involves developing your own research proposal.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

This course seeks to prepare you for work in a range of international educational settings teaching English to children and young learners English as a second or foreign language (TESOL).

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught through a combination of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, group work, discussion, independent study and reviews of published papers. Assessments also vary and include essays, presentations, peer teaching/training, poster presentations, reports and a major empirical study.

You'll also have a personal tutor who'll be assigned to you throughout your course to support your ongoing wellbeing and ensure that you have a positive learning experience.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

Who will teach me?

Some of our teaching staff who may teach you on this course include:

Dr Susan Sheehan

Mary Dyer

Nicola Firth

Dr Glynn Jones

Mohammed Karolia

Frances Marsden

Samantha McMahon

Sonia Munro

How much will it cost me?

In 2017/18, the tuition fee for UK and EU students at the University of Huddersfield will be £9,250.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Please also note:

•  The course may involve some visits to a range of educational settings.The cost of these visits is approximately £40.

Further study

Upon successful completion of your undergraduate studies, progression onto the following postgraduate programmes may be of interest:

TESOL MA

Early Childhood Studies MA

International Education MA

Action Research MA

Education MA

Leadership in Education and Public Services MA

Technology Enhanced Learning MSc

International

If you're an international student (including EU) you can check if you meet our entry requirements (both academic and English language) by visiting our country pages.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you can consider completing a degree preparation programme (if you are from a country outside of the EU) at the University's International Study Centre (ISC). You can call the ISC on +44 (0) 1273 339333 to discuss your options. You can also complete the online application form or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers.

If your English language is not at the required level (IELTS 6.0 overall), we have a range of Pre-Sessional English programmes that you can enrol on before starting your degree course. You will not need to take an IELTS test after completing one of our Pre-Sessional English programmes.

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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