English is an important language socially, politically and economically. It is a World language, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers worldwide, which in turn leads to an increased need for people who are qualified to teach English internationally. This course will teach you about linguistics, with a particular focus on English, and in your third year you will focus specifically on modules relating to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), which will begin you on the path to become qualified as an instructor of English. There is also a 3-year option available: English Language for TEFL BA (Hons). Why choose Bangor University for this course? Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for both English Studies and Linguitics in the 2016 National Student Survey. This course provides training in a wide range of aspects of the English language and English linguistics, with a particular focus on teaching English as a foreign language. The course also incorporates certification in TEFL (a Bangor University TEFL certificate). You will enjoy some fantastic learning facilities including an extensive collection of books on Linguistics and English Language; a recording studio and audio, video and television equipment; a hireshop for students who need to borrow microphones and recording equipment.