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English Language Studies BA (Hons)

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Image: English Language Studies COURSE INFORMATION (2014 ENTRY)

3 years full-time

Arts, Design and Social Sciences
Squires Building, Newcastle City Campus

Do you have a passion for the written word? This undergraduate degree offers an in-depth look at English language and draws on a number of different disciplines in the analysis of the structural, sociolinguistic, psychological and historical dimensions of the language.

Each semester you will take a number of option modules which will enable you to specialise in an area of interest around the structure of English – its sounds, words and sentences. If you choose to take optional modules in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and write your dissertation on a TESOL topic you can graduate with the degree of BA (Hons) English Language Studies with TESOL.

The first year of this programme will embed basic skills and competencies; the second year will develop your knowledge and understanding of the discipline and introduce you to employability skills; and the third year encourages critical reflection, provides an opportunity to develop an area of expertise and further develops transferable and employability skills. 


LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS

Throughout the programme intellectual and transferable skills are practised and demonstrated through seminars, workshops and subject specific small groups. Knowledge and understanding is developed via a range of lectures focusing on particular areas of theoretical and applied linguistics.

The first year aims to build student confidence and to embed basic skills and competencies, the second year develops knowledge and understanding of the discipline and introduces employability skills. The third year encourages critical reflection, provides an opportunity to develop an area of expertise based on your personal interests and further develops transferable and employability skills. 


ASSESSMENT METHODS

You will be assessed through written coursework, dissertation, examinations, portfolios, poster presentations, learning diaries, analyses of transcribed language and reports of ethnographic studies. 


CAREERS

As well as continuing with postgraduate education, our graduates will pursue careers in education, teaching in the UK and overseas, business, the civil service, human resources, finance and specialised areas such as journalism, publishing, advertising, marketing, media, PR and communications. 




 

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