English Language and English Language Teaching (ELT), BA Hons

This programme allows students to study the principles of language and communication, and the practise of English language teaching, while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways. The programme combines the academic study of language and communication with practical training in English language teaching (ELT). It prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities from education (e. g. teaching English as a first or second language in the UK or abroad) to research in language acquisition, to publishing, media, and the digital industry. The aims of the programme are:To help students develop analytical and critical thinking read more

Overview

Overview

This programme allows students to study the principles of language and communication, and the practise of English language teaching, while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

The programme combines the academic study of language and communication with practical training in English language teaching (ELT). It prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities from education (e.g. teaching English as a first or second language in the UK or abroad) to research in language acquisition, to publishing, media, and the digital industry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To help students develop analytical and critical thinking skills
  • To give students an understanding of the properties and analysis of human language
  • To provide students with an understanding of the process of language acquisition
  • To give students an appreciation of the possible applications of the knowledge of language
  • To provide students with knowledge about how to design and produce materials for a language lesson
  • To give students an appreciation of current practice and developments in language teaching and testing in ELT
  • To provide them with seminal teaching practice.

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least 96 points from A2 A-levels. 

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics. 

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Candidates may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through: 

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Oral presentations
  • Project work. 

Practical teaching is assessed through classroom observation and a portfolio of lesson plans and reports.

Careers

Graduates can pursue careers in education, for instance as teachers of English as a first or second language, either in the UK or abroad. You could also consider roles in publishing, the media or administration. Opportunities for postgraduate study could include research into language and language acquisition. Some career options may require further study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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