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- Gain cross-cultural skills and linguistic competence in two modern foreign languages.
- Attain the knowledge and confidence you need to teach English to speakers of other languages.
- Spend a total of 18 months abroad in the countries of your foreign languages. Erasmus funding may be available to support costs for overseas study.
- Train in specialist facilities accredited by the British Council.
- Become a qualified languages educator, and take the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL.
On this course, you'll study a main and secondary language, learn to teach English as a foreign language, and gain Qualified Teacher Status for primary and secondary levels. You'll study in a range of settings at home and abroad, graduating with a diverse skill-set and accredited qualifications.
Watch student Ben Tyrer talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
During your study, 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.
On top of your study of German, you'll also choose between French, Spanish, or Italian (the latter at beginner level only) as a secondary language. For the fifth and final year of your course you will complete at least 120 days of school-based experience, leading to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), delivered by the School of Education.
You learn through
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- study abroad
- work placements
- group work
- teaching observations
Course leaders and tutors
You spend a total of 18 months abroad, including six months studying at one of our partner universities. This is followed by a teaching placement year in an overseas educational establishment in a German-speaking country. This will not only help you to improve your language skills and develop your understanding of German culture, but will provide exceptional real-world experience for your future career.
This course prepare you for a career in
- education, either as a teacher of foreign language or TESOL
- teaching UK and worldwide state education systems
- private and public sector positions
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
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- state of the art language learning facilities
- foreign language assistants
- highly qualified lecturers in the Languages and Cultures Subject Group of Sheffield Business School and the School of Education.
- fellow students
- mentors and teachers at your placement school
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 German or C in AS German.
Access to HE Diploma needs 45 credits at level 3 PLUS an A level in German at grade E or AS German 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.
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies One (German)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Exploring Second Language Learning (Sbs)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundation Studies In Tesol (Sbs)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German)||Credits: 10|
|Module: German (Abroad)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tesol Abroad||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection (Sbs)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (German)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Language Research Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace||Credits: 20||
|Module: Uls German Stage 6B||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
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.
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.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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.Additional costs for Languages courses (PDF)
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