251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

TESOL and German - Swansea University

Studying TESOL and German gives you the opportunity to explore the theory and practice of teaching English as a second language, alongside German language, culture and literature. This four-year BA degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities – teaching English offers a great way to expand your horizons, and you will also gain transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers in many fields. Some 96% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and the department is ranked in the top 15 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018). Our TESOL and German graduates enter careers such as education, teaching English as a foreign language, business, journalism, media and public relations, law and speech and language therapy. Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will be able to study language teaching methodology, vocabulary, grammar and meaning, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition and discourse analysis. You will also explore the rich diversity of German language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching. You can develop programming skills through computer-assisted language learning materials and receive training in research methods including reporting and analysis of data. In year 2, you have option of taking the internationally recognised Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), a professional qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language. You will spend year 3 in Germany, studying at a university, teaching in a school, or working in a business – experience which will further enhance your student experience and career prospects. Teaching on the course is informed by our world-leading research – TESOL at Swansea is ranked seventh in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme. **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**