Sheffield Hallam University

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2019
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

English Language

Explore the English language as it's used across the world on this well-established course. Learn how language is organised, how it works in practice in the real world – for example to socialise, interact and communicate – and how our use of language influences how we are perceived. Consider how the language of written texts, literary and non-literary, can persuade, entertain, and inform and you investigate the function of human communication and the relationship between spoken language and identity. Key areas of study include • the syntax, semantics and phonetics of the English language • how written texts, both literary and non-literary, are organised • how we use language to communicate and interact • how language varies according to context • how we construct our identity using language. By passing three teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) option modules, you can also gain the Trinity Certificate, which qualifies you to teach English abroad. **How you learn** You study different approaches to language and communication, giving you the skills to describe language at discourse, phonetic, syntactic and semantic levels. You also gain the advanced skills required to analyse spoken and written with expertise. In your final year you complete an independent dissertation, researching a language topic of your choice, supported by a specialist supervisor. As you study, you develop valuable transferable skills in areas such as data collection, transcription methods and advanced literacy, communication and planning skills. These are all highly valued by employers. Field trips enrich your learning, with recent visits to places of interest including • London's Globe Theatre • Sheffield's Crucible Theatre • country houses including Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster Our students also have the chance to get involved in Sheffield's annual Off the Shelf Festival of Words. **Study abroad** You have the opportunity to go on an international exchange during your second year of study, enabling you to experience another culture and improve your communication skills. Employers like to see these life experiences on a CV as they demonstrate independence, confidence and adaptability. **Work experience** In your second year you complete a work-based project. We work with you to find a placement in a working environment related to your career aspirations and your academic interests. This is a great opportunity to enhance your career prospects in a related area that inspires you. Project hosts and roles have included • Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate (ESCAL) – reading and talking volunteer • Portland Work – web review and journalism • Freeman College – language development support volunteer • Sheffield Hallam's business incubation unit the Hatchery – business start up • Sheffield Children’s Hospital – fundraising volunteer • SHU Life magazine – sports editor • Heeley City Farm – fundraising and events management • Byron Wood Primary School – TESOL group teaching for parents

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750