Each Foundation Year is an integral part of a specific degree; the content is tailored to prepare you for your chosen degree so that you start Year 1 of your course with confidence. Once you have successfully passed your Foundation Year you will progress directly onto Year 1 of your linked honours degree. Proficiency in modern languages will give you the competitive edge in the global jobs market. In both the private and public sectors, there is demand for professionals with strong language skills who can work in culturally diverse environments. TESOL is a practical branch of applied linguistics and it will help you understand language learning and teaching approaches, as well as the English language itself. You will develop a new understanding of different types of communication and other cultures. This course will help you improve your own fluency and accuracy in other languages; it will prepare you if you take a year abroad to study a foreign language and wish to work as an assistant in a school or university. You will gain experience of how to help learners of all abilities to become fluent English speakers and you will be taught by highly qualified and experienced practitioners who have taught across the world. All of these skills will give you a head start if you decide to take a further qualification such as CELTA or Trinity Certificate TESOL. It will prepare you if you take a year abroad to study a foreign language and wish to work as an assistant in a school or university. Minor languages available: French, Spanish, Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Urdu.