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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Languages with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Spanish)

Full-time Languages

Develop your foreign language skills, study abroad and gain an internationally recognised teaching qualification.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? R8XD
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain cross-cultural skills and linguistic competence in two modern foreign languages.
  • Attain the knowledge and confidence to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Experience a semester at a European university and a 12-month work placement abroad.
  • Train in specialist facilities accredited by the British Council.
  • Become a qualified English as a Foreign Language teacher via the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, included with this course.
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How you learn

Watch course leader Cristina Lopez-Moreno talk about this course.

During your studies, you'll work and collaborate with fellow students – developing skills in key areas including foreign languages, the systems and acquisition of language, and approaches to teaching English to speakers of other languages. You'll learn how to apply this to your classroom practice.  Develop fluency in Spanish and a second foreign language (German or French from any level or Italian from scratch).

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • studying abroad
  • work placements in schools, colleges or universities abroad
  • group work, research-based projects and presentations
  • teaching practice and observations where your newly acquired skills are applied

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Senior Lecturer In Spanish Language And Spanish Studies

Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the option of spending a total of 18 months abroad, including six months studying at one of our partner universities. This is followed by an optional teaching placement year in an overseas educational establishment in a Spanish-speaking country. This will not only help you to improve your language skills and develop your understanding of Spanish culture, but will provide exceptional real-world experience for your future career.

As part of your Trinity TESOL certificate preparations, you’ll also undertake one-to-one and small group teaching activities to further prepare you for careers in education, training and other sectors.

Live projects

In addition to the optional placement year, you’ll undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year, applying your learning alongside your language skills and working with education practitioners. You’ll also learn from the experiences of students from other undergraduate years, as part of our wider languages community at Sheffield Hallam.

Networking opportunities

We’re proud of our links with UK and international education establishments, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them, including at our annual alumni event.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • education, either as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages or TESOL
  • teaching in UK and worldwide state-education systems
  • private and public sector positions, including in training, mentoring and recruitment

Recent graduates of this course have worked as

  • TESOL teachers in countries such as South Korea, Ecuador and Switzerland
  • teachers and heads of departments of modern foreign languages – locally, nationwide and in European international schools
  • languages manager at Zoo Digital Group Plc
  • speech therapist (London)
  • translation and interpreting

Accreditation

The TESOL Centre is validated by Trinity College London to run the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL as part of this course. Students will get the Certificate in TESOL upon successful completion of the Trinity College London assessment requirements.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • interpreting and translation equipment, as well as digital laboratories
  • dedicated IT facilities and resources in our Languages Centre, an informal learning space
  • an extensive library collection, including online materials, relating to languages, culture, history, politics and society

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in Spanish or an AS level at grade C in Spanish. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including an A level in Spanish
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in Spanish or AS level grade C in Spanish

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 9.0 with a minimum of 9.0 in all skills, or equivalent.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Your third year will be spent on placement.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies One (German) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies One (Spanish) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring Second Language Learning (Sbs) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Studies In Tesol (Sbs) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary European Studies Credits: 10 Assessment: Practical
Module: Interculturality In Practice Credits: 10 Assessment: Practical
Module: Language Learning Development: Theory And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tesol Abroad Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection (Sbs) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: French (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: German (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Intercultural And Professional Development Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Italian (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Language Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Skills In Teaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 6B Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Practical
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Exam
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (French) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (French) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (German) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (German) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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