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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

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

Course in clearing
Full-time Languages

Develop your teaching and language skills and spend eighteen months abroad, including a teaching placement year in France.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? R8X1
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of teaching and foreign language acquisition.
  • Learn two languages and give yourself a head-start in the teaching sector.
  • Study and work abroad and gain hands-on experience of the education environment. Erasmus funding may be available to support costs for overseas study.
  • Gain understanding of the language, culture and economic context of your two target countries.

This degree enables you to become proficient in the French language and to gain excellent understanding of the French culture, society and economic context. You will study a second foreign language, with German and Spanish offered from any starting point and Italian from beginner's level.

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How you learn

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

Modules on the degree will focus on areas such as linguistics, second language acquisition, classroom management strategies and teaching techniques. You will have ample opportunity to work alongside foreign speakers of English, including through teaching practice.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • problem solving exercises
  • teaching practice
  • individual and group presentations
  • directed learning activities

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

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 will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Your unique, compulsory time abroad is invaluable in terms of developing your employability and it will become a key differentiator when the time comes to apply for graduate positions. Through your study semester and teaching placement year overseas, you will be able to develop a global professional skills set, gain fluency in your foreign languages and as a result, become a highly employable individual.

Additional qualifications

If you are interested in teaching and want to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will be given the opportunity to opt-in on either the BA (Honours) Modern Foreign Languages with TESOL and QTS or the BA (Honours) Languages with TESOL and QTS, in the second or third year respectively. Admissions on opt-in courses will be subject to the standard QTS entry requirements, including literacy and numeracy tests, DBS checks and individual interviews.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • state education in the UK and worldwide
  • private education in the UK and worldwide


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

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Entry requirements

All students

GCSEs Maths grade D or 3 and English Language grade C or 4. Equivalencies are accepted.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two full A levels or equivalent. This must also include a minimum of grade E in French or C in AS French.

Access to HE Diploma needs 45 credits at level 3 PLUS an A level in French at grade E or AS French at grade C.

Applicants need to be native speakers of English too. The British Council (BC), who operate the work placement for this degree, will only take students who have been educated in an English-Lingua franca country for at least five years.

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'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19.

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: Exploring Second Language Learning (Sbs) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Studies In Tesol (Sbs) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) Credits: 10
Module: French (Abroad) Credits: 20
Module: Tesol Abroad Credits: 20
Module: Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection (Sbs) Credits: 20

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (German) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls French Stage 6B Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 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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