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Year of Entry 2020/21
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/EU: 2020/21 fees are not yet confirmed. See fees and funding below.
International: £13,650 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 2020
Placement 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 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.

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How you learn

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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 Spanish, you'll also choose between French, German, 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
  • presentations
  • essays
  • group work
  • teaching observations

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

Applied learning

Work placements

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 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.

Future careers

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

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • multimedia digital language laboratories

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


  • 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 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 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'.


The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Your third year will be spent on placement.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
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

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10
Module: Spanish (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 Spanish 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 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £9,250 per year.

† 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 2020/21 is £13,650 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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